Have you decided to sell your home? If you are, you definitely want to get the best price possible. The easiest way to increase the value of your home is to invest some time and money in maintaining your property. This doesn’t necessarily have to include spending large amounts, but a small investment of time and cash can have high returns when it comes to selling your home.
Add a lick of paint
Paint is one of the most cost-effective and easy ways to give your home new life. Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated, resulting in higher resale value. If you don’t have time to paint, ensure that all walls are perfectly clean and pristine.
Clean your home
Almost too simple right? It may seem so, but some homeowners forget to tidy up before prospective buyers come to view their homes. Routine maintenance is integral to avoiding problems like mould or rust, and dust regularly to prevent stains. If the grout in your kitchen or bathroom is looking a bit grubby, give it an update with fresh grout.
If you’re in the process of selling your home, be sure to put away unsightly items, stash some of the more personal things and make sure that everything is spotlessly clean. There’s nothing like a dirty home to scare off potential buyers.
Accentuate the positive
Take a step back and consider your house. What are some of the best and worst elements of your home? Do you have a lovely walkway, but your front lawn is looking a bit shabby? Accentuate the best features and guide visitors’ eyes away from any unsightly spots. Add lanterns or flowers to highlight a beautiful walkway, paint your door a lovely bright colour to draw eyes up to the front door.
Upgrade the kitchen
The kitchen is essential when it comes to first impressions. Most people spend a lot of time in the kitchen, which makes it a vital room. Do a mini-remodel by changing the paint, adding a new finish to the kitchen counters, adding a new backsplash, changing the light fittings or by putting in new handles.
Easy, right? And yet these simple tips can go a long way in increasing the selling opportunities for your property. Mobus Properties Ltd. is a privately-held Ghanaian property investment, development and management company focusing on commercial and residential property development. The company has property portfolios in Ghana and Nigeria.