Quick Improvements for Increasing the Value of Your Home Before You Sell

Jaden Ghylin
Jaden Ghylin

Jaden has been working in real estate since 2005. Jaden has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has a talent for helping people work through all sorts of difficult problems — and his passion is real estate. Jaden’s priority is understanding his clients’ unique situations and working together to find win-win real estate solutions that benefit his clients.

If you’re trying to sell your home, then you may be worried about whether or not you’ll get the price you’re asking. On top of this, you could be concerned about how long it will take to sell your home. One of the ways to help ensure that your home’s value matches with what you want is to make some quick home improvements to your property. To help you increase the value of your home before you sell, here are six easy improvements you can make.

Landscaping

When you think about landscaping, the thought of tireless manual labor and extensive projects comes to mind. But, there are plenty of short, quick landscaping improvements you can make on your home to get it primed for selling. You can replace overgrown shrubbery, trim the lawn, get rid of any weeds, clean up any borders you have with rocks or mulch or update them with new materials. To get you started, here are five easy landscaping projects to try.

Minor Kitchen Remodel

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According to HGTV, the average return on resale for a kitchen remodel is 98.5%, so it is well worth the effort to improve your kitchen before taking your home to the market. Repaint your cabinets and sand them as well, which will be much cheaper than going out to buy new ones. Going with a new backsplash to freshen up the room overall is another great, easy solution to increase your home’s value. Adding some small details like new curtains or handles to drawers and cabinets will help as well.

Exterior Home Improvements

Along with those minor landscaping improvements, improving the outside of your home will help improve the curb appeal. First impressions are significant, and the outside of your property is the first thing that prospective buyers see when coming across your home. A new paint job, whether the entire house or even just the door will make a big difference. Look for flaws in the exterior that you can fix easily, such as damaged gutters or scuff marks that you can clean. Make sure before you do any scraping or sanding, you find out if your home was painted before 1978, as you will need to test for lead before working on the home.

Fresh Bead of Bathroom Caulk

bathroom caulk

When you don’t have the budget or time for an expensive and time-consuming major bathroom remodel, then try this instead. Aging caulk is unsightly, as it is cracked and brown along the edges. Even if your bathroom is clean, old caulk can quickly ruin that feeling. With fresh caulk, your bathroom will appear much cleaner and smooth and void of any mildew buildup. Caulk is very cheap and will certainly help improve the overall look of your bathroom. Your sink, tub, and tile are all fair game for some new caulk.

Remove Popcorn Ceiling

Not everyone has a popcorn ceiling, but if you do, there is a good chance you’ve thought about getting rid of it for a while but haven’t had the time. Now is the time to finally get that project done. Removing popcorn ceilings is an easy fix, and you can easily accomplish it in a day or two depending on the size of your home While it may seem like a very, very small improvement, it can help bring up the value of your home in the eyes of buyers. Popcorn ceilings date a house, so getting rid of those bumpy ceilings can help bring your home into the 21st century.

Hire a Cleaning Service

While you can certainly try and save the money and do the cleaning on your own, a professional cleaning crew has the tools and knowledge necessary to clean your home from top to bottom thoroughly. They’ll make your space feel refreshed and will get rid of even the toughest of stains. Even if you’re a regular home cleaner, there are areas that you likely missed. A cleaning service will get to those tight spots and more.

Call the Minnesota Home Guys to Sell Your Home Fast

While making all these improvements are going to help increase the value of your home, you still run the risk of waiting for months for the house to sell, even years at times. If you’re trying to sell your home quickly and even get cash for it, then give us a call today. We buy houses in all types of conditions, and the process is fast, efficient, and convenient.

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Jaden Ghylin
Jaden Ghylin

Jaden has been working in real estate since 2005. Jaden has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has a talent for helping people work through all sorts of difficult problems — and his passion is real estate. Jaden’s priority is understanding his clients’ unique situations and working together to find win-win real estate solutions that benefit his clients.