How to Increase the Value and Marketability of Your Home

Are you thinking about updating your kitchen, but are unsure whether or not it will increase your home’s value?

Would you like a few budget friendly tips on increasing your home’s value and marketability?

Today, we are sharing five tips on how you can increase your home’s value and marketability. The majority of these tips are budget friendly. Whether you are looking to move today or are planning to move in the next few years, these tips are for you.

5 Tips on How to Increase Your Home’s Value and Marketability

  1. Inviting a Realtor's Opinion

    Inviting a professional and experienced realtor into your home for a consultation is your first step. An experienced professional will be able to help you determine areas where simple, but crucial enhancements may be made. Here is what HGTV had to say about inviting a realtor into your home,

    "Invite a realtor or interior designer over to check out your home. Many realtors will do this as a courtesy, but you will probably have to pay a consultation fee to a designer. Check with several designers in your area; a standard hourly fee is normally less than $100, and in an hour they can give you lots of ideas for needed improvements. Even small suggested improvements, such as paint colors or furniture placement, can go a long way toward improving the look and feel of your home.”
     
  2. Invest in Paint

    Throw a fresh coat of paint on your walls. We recommend choosing your colors wisely and staying with neutrals such as white and beige. This will create a clean look in your home and that is exactly what buyers are looking for.
     
  3. Bathroom Updates

    Bathroom updates can greatly improve the marketability of your house. You can make the small investment in updates like new shower head, new faucets and new towels for staging. It doesn’t have to break your bank. This is a great room to update and to remodel as well.
     
  4. Kitchen Updates

    Another great room to update is the kitchen. You can go big and remodel with update the counters and cabinets. Or, you can go small replacing light fixtures and faucets.
     
  5. Update appliances

    Buyers love new appliances. It is assuring for them to know they won’t have to replace the appliances in the near future. Not only are new appliances refreshing, but new appliances - especially matching stainless appliances -look amazing and will add value and marketability.
     

While we’ve only highlight 5 of our favorite things to improve the marketability and value of your house, HGTV has a total of 30 tips in increase the value of your home. You can read more and get more tips by visiting 30 Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Value.

Your Turn

Do you have any favorite tips to add to this list?