Sunday, July 8, 2018

How to Boost the Selling Price of Your Home with Smart Improvements

Diana Smith is here today on the blog to share some ideas on how to boost your selling price for your home. Check out this great article! 

Selling a house is never as easy and simple as owners might think at first. It takes a lot of time, patience, and preparation for everything to be in order and for the house to be sold at a fair and reasonable price. Sadly, what old and new owners consider ‘a reasonable price’ isn’t always the same thing. If you want to get a good price for your home, you need to make a few smart improvements that will boost its market value first. In order to help you reach your goal, we give you a list of great home improvements to make your property more valuable.
Wall work
Often, it’s the smallest and simplest things that make a huge difference in the way potential buyers will see your home. The exterior of your home is the first thing they see and it’s important that they like it. Of course, your home should look good on the inside too, but you should also put in some effort so that the outside walls look great. A fresh coat of paint will make your house look more appealing and clean; as a property that’s been well taken care of. You might want to steer clear of bold shades such as bright pink or lime green even if you like them, because they will make your property look eccentric and it might put some of the buyers off.

A lux yard upgrade
If you have a big yard, you can think about different upgrades and improvements. On the other hand, you don’t want to go too far and build a granny flat, a swimming pool, and a garden shed, too. In hot countries such as Australia and California, people need to have a place to cool down, which is why luxurious real estate in Northern Beaches that have big swimming pools can reach a much better price than those without it. Still, when you decide to have a swimming pool, you need to be careful and maintain it regularly so it stays clean and safe in future, too.

Top and bottom
Even though potential buyers may fall in love with your home at first sight, once they come closer and notice it’s not in good condition they’ll lose interest. You have to understand that people who are serious about buying your home will do a thorough inspection to make sure everything’s in order. Call professionals to inspect your roof and foundation and see if there’s anything that should be replaced or repaired. While sometimes you can inspect your roof alone, when it comes to repairs there should definitely be a professional present.

No matter who you ask, they will tell you that bathrooms are one of the most important rooms in a home, which is why a good bathroom upgrade will help raise the value of your home. Start with small things: a fresh coat of paint, a new shower curtain, and a new shower head will do the trick. If you want, you can take it a step further and replace the old tiles, cabinets, as well as change the tub. Since there are so many fixtures and fittings, you might think that everything has to be replaced, but it isn’t really the case. A few smart upgrades will make your bathroom look brand new and comfortable, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

The kitchen is often referred to as 'the heart of a home', and it’s one of the rooms where most activities happen. Because you will be cooking there as well as cleaning up afterwards, you should have a functional stove, a good fridge, a dishwasher, and a nice sink. Pretty much everything you decide to invest in the kitchen will pay off later on because people love having modern kitchens. If you want, you can get energy saving appliances, but also try to open the space up a bit more and turn it into a room where you not only prepare the food but entertain your guests, too.
Window treatments
Unless you have really high-end window treatments in your home, you might want to consider removing them completely when you put your house up for sale. Your taste in window treatments might not be something your potential buyers might share, so instead of risking them not liking the look of your window treatments, you can take them down and opt to show your house with uncovered windows instead. This way, your entire house will get more natural light and they will be able to imagine what it will look like with the blinds or curtains of their choice.
At some point in future, you’re probably going to start thinking about selling your home, and when that time comes it’s important that you be prepared. Sometimes your expectations won’t be met, but other times they will be exceeded, especially if you prepare well and plan ahead. Remember that real estate market is competitive and your home should not only be fully functional, but aesthetically attractive as well, so in order to make a lasting impression on potential buyers, you’re going to have to put in some effort.


  1. I always think about exteriors of the house before worrying about anything else. Those are always the biggest, most expensive updates to do!

  2. Great list of things to work on! I've lived in and sold my share of places and these are all great ideas for increasing the selling price!

  3. Great advice for all homeowners looking to sell! Thank you!

  4. Good advice. Super true point about the inspection. If a serious buyer finds anything not up to code, they can (and probably will) walk away. Keeping that updated is so important.

  5. I definitely think wall work and bathrooms are two details I pay the most attention to in a new house. Thanks for sharing these great advices!

  6. Location, exterior, and size are always at the top of my priorities! This is really good advice for home owners looking to sell and for people looking to buy or rent!

  7. Looking at the corners of a house is always one of the best ways to tell if someone really wants to try and sell a house. Checking every little detail with inspections is key to buying or selling.

  8. A well manicured yard is one of the most inviting aspects of a home, someone looking to sell should be able to show off a beautiful place to lounge during the hot summer days.

  9. Super good advice, especially regarding the bathrooms. Bathrooms aren't always dealbreakers (can always renovate), but often times buyers will turn their nose at the house if the bathroom doesn't look the best.