Tips to Boost the Value of Your Home Without Spending a Fortune
With the way the market is, many people have been investing in condos in Montreal. If you have a home that you want to sell, now is definitely a good time to do so. Here are some simple tips to boost the value of your home, even if you have a small budget.
Declutter and depersonalize:
Before anything else, make sure to clean up and clear out your space. This step is called “staging”. You want potential buyers to imagine themselves living in your home and that’s difficult to do if your home is cluttered with personal items. Clean up all the mess and clutter by getting rid of any personal items.. Try to de-personalize your home as much as you can.
Redesign the kitchen:
The kitchen is one of the major selling points of a house. If the kitchen looks great, well lit, and is in good shape, then the house is pretty much sold. So, before holding an open house, you may want to do some renovations and repairs around your kitchen. It doesn’t need to be spendy. Repaint what you can, replace the wallpapers, add rich lighting, and have leaky faucets or any faulty plumbing repaired. Minor repairs go a long way.
Pay attention to the bathroom:
Just like the kitchen, fresh and modern bathrooms can effectively convince the buyer to purchase a house. A few repairs and upgrades will do a lot, and they don’t even cost too much. Upgrade some bathroom fixtures like faucets and shower nozzles, add water filters and heaters, and make sure that the whole bathroom is clean. Again, you don’t have to do major renovations to improve your house’s rooms.
Repaint some rooms:
Colors impact so a buyer’s decision so much more than we think. Houses are turned down a lot just because of bright colored bedrooms. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on an overall paint job – you just have to pick rooms that stick like a thumb and re-paint the walls with neutral colors so the structure of the house really stands out and not the unflattering colors.
Add energy-efficient appliances:
Appliances that help save up energy make a home worth a lot more because these are highly valuable investments. Not only will they make condo living more enjoyable for the buyer (and potential new owner), it will save them a lot from electric bills in the long run.
Replace old carpets:
Your old carpets and rugs may be hiding mold and other things that you don’t want lurking around for your open house. Be sure to inspect them even if they still look good, and replace them with new ones when needed.
As reiterated throughout this article several times, you don’t need to spend a fortune to boost your condo unit’s value on the market. A little creativity is all you need to make your condo look on par with modern properties in the market.