Monday, July 23, 2018

Inexpensive Ways to Boost the Value of Your Home

When it comes time to sell your home, there are plenty of ways to boost its value without putting a major dent in your checkbook. As Charlotte Real Estate experts, the PURE Real Estate team knows which upgrades will pack the most punch, both appealing to home buyers and sellers’ wallets. Here is a look at a host of inexpensive ways to boost the value of your home.

Fresh Paint

It is amazing how much of a difference a fresh coat of paint will make in any room. All you really need to pay for is the paint. You can do the actual painting yourself as it does not require expert training. Neutral colors are best while bright colors can be a turnoff to potential buyers.

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Enhance Curb Appeal

It is important to keep in mind that many people shopping homes for sale Charlotte NC will simply drive past a property before making further inquiries. This means the home’s exterior could potentially be a deal maker or a deal breaker. This is even more vital if time is a major factor for the seller of the home.

Enhancing your curb appeal does not mean you have to make over the entire exterior of your home. Do some accessorizing by adding some potted plants and a new mailbox. You can also upgrade the look of your garage door by purchasing a hardware kit that will allow you to add some accessories to spruce it up. It’s also a good idea to landscape your front yard.

Lose Clutter

Rooms will seem bigger when they are not cluttered with stuff. Take some unnecessary items out of smaller rooms as it will give them the appearance of being bigger. In smaller bathrooms, remove items like a hamper. In bedrooms, take out things like that old rocking chair which never gets used. 

Let it Shine

A clean house looks like a more spacious house. Homeowners can take that a step further by shining every fixture in the home. That means polishing every faucet, sink and fixture you can find. Upgrading fixtures can also provide a more elegant look without having to spend much money. Keeping the floors polished with a bright shine is also recommended.

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Upgrade the Bathroom

Bathrooms are a major priority for buyers and some simple upgrades can enhance their look. Buying a new toilet seat, towel rack and faucet are all inexpensive upgrades. Also, replace any broken or damaged tiles since that is a major turnoff to prospective buyers.

Mind the Kitchen

Buyers love kitchens and something simple like adding a backsplash can upgrade the entire room. Old appliances can also be upgraded without spending a fortune. Homeowners can replace them with gently-used appliances or ones from a scratch and dent store. You don’t have to buy top-end or brand new appliances to make it look good.

PURE Real Estate is ready to help homeowners get the most money for their homes in Charlotte NC. Our team of experienced realtors will walk you through every detail that comes with putting up your house for sale in Charlotte, NC.