One of the most common things brokers and sellers talk about is how to further increase a property’s value – specifically residential houses. Who would settle down selling cheap? Good thing, there are certain ways to force it up by doing some of these quick, practical, and simple actions. These actions are practiced by brokers of Marbella Real Estate, which has been proven to be effective.
Make More Space
Our first tip to increase the worth is by trying to make more space or floor area – whichever part of the house. The more spacious it is… the better. So, you can remove those non-structural walls, those kitchen islands, and anything that hinders a good open space without compromising important functions. It will only cost a few hundred dollars but it can provide an increase of up to 5% of the overall value. Clients with bigger wallets are attracted to this as they can freely customize it without any hassle.
You don’t have to be an expert and you can actually do this yourself if you have what it takes – or invest around another few hundred dollars and have a return of three to five times the amount invested. How? By just trimming and pruning those unattended plants, bushes, trees. Doing so can further provide a better view, lighten the interiors, and will give better aesthetics on the property. And, it can also save you from extra expenses in the long-run as nature may sometimes go wild and can cause some serious damage to the house (molds are one common thing).
Repaint Using Neutral Colors
Remember, you are now selling your property and buyers would love to have a house where they can freely customize on their own with their personal likings. So, don’t be indulge by your own preference, stick to colors that are neutral – like plain white. That way, it attracts and can even hasten the selling process. A new paint job will also give a good increase in value and a nice review.
If you’re used to with having a darker interior, again, change that. Buyers are more appealed to having a more vibrant ambiance – turn on the lights. Replace old bulbs with brighter and better ones. Clean the windows to avoid hindering sunlight from the outside. Remove dark curtains. This way, you can let them see every inch of the house and give them a more secure and comfortable feel. You’ll be surprised how fast you’ll be actually selling when you do this.
Fix the Little But Important Things ASAP
This is what a lot of sellers tend to forget. They forget to do those simple plumbing repairs such as leaks, they don’t mind the rusty gutters with some holes on it, they don’t care about the leaky windows, they forget to insulate the attic, and many others. These little things will go a long way of increase in total value of the house, thousands of dollars for a couple of bucks. So, making sure that before you do silly upgrades here and there, prioritize the simple but important repairs and it may even add a better worth than any upgrade you have in mind.