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Exterior home improvements before selling or renting the house

home-improvment-before-sellingThinking of selling or renting your property?

Home improvement projects will make your house a more pleasant place to live in. Introducing some changes when it comes to your property’s appearance will make your home feel more enjoyable and also appealing to the prospective buyers or renters, who will consider the aesthetic feature of the house as well as other important factors like cost, location, neighborhood, quality,… Buyers are usually interested in well-maintained properties, so make sure you can offer one. Furthermore, consider home improvement projects a smart investment, since they can add value to your property if selling or renting it.

Home improvement tips for increasing the value of your home

– Make the most of your place, even if it’s a small one. Declutter, get rid of the old items and furniture. Making your home more attractive to the potential buyers may require spending an extra money, but it will pay off eventually when you sell the house and get the best price.
However, the exterior of your home is the first thing your prospective buyers will notice when they pay you a visit with the real estate agent.

– Start with cleaning and purging the outdoors. Remove trash, clean outdoor furniture and the outside of the windows,… Pay attention to your garage, garden shed, cellar, attic or any other storage area, since there are a lot of unnecessary items, tools, pieces of furniture that can be recycled, sold, donated or thrown away. Use social media to make known publicly that you are organizing a garage sale. Your main goal is to reduce clutter, so let other people know it as soon as possible. Remove debris, mold or mildew from your outdoor furniture. A clutter-free property usually seems more spacious and attractive to the prospective homebuyers.

– Undertake landscaping improvements by making your backyard and patio tidy and easily accessible. The last thing you want is that your unpresentable outdoors turns off your prospective buyers. Mow the lawn, fix or paint fences, trim trees and shrubs, pick up dead leaves, rearrange furniture, plant colorful plants, flowers and trees in order to add curb appeal to your property.
Repair all cracks or uneven surface on your driveway or sidewalk. Keep your property tidy and neat in order to sell it fast.

– Have your house repainted. A fresh coat of paint will make your house look charming and refreshed and also hide possible problems like smoke stains, leaking marks or any other flaws.

– Upgrade your home’s appearance by repairing or even replacing old and dirty windows. Safety and performance are the aspects your prospective buyers will appreciate a lot, so consider changing your windows not only for aesthetic purpose, but also to make your home a safe and pleasant place to live. Also, check all locks or knobs on your doors. If necessary, replace your front door.

– Check security system if there is one.

– Repair damaged roof. If your roof needs restoring, consider hiring a professional contractor who can advise and lead you through the repairing process. No matter how insignificant it may seem, even a tiny damage can easily become a huge and expensive issue. Also, hidden issues or fractures could negatively affect your potential buyers’ impression.

No matter how complicated and expensive all these tasks may seem, you can rest assured that this huge investment will pay off when you decide to sell or rent the house. If you don’t feel like doing all repair work yourself, hire a handyman to help you prepare your property for sale. By following out tips you may be able to get the best price when selling your property.