If you are thinking of selling your house soon, or have already put it on the market and want to get the best offer possible, then you’re probably looking for ways to increase its value and attractiveness. Luckily, there are tons of different ways that you can do this, and they’re often not what you’d expect. You’ll rarely see a return on lavish renovations, and there are tons of small things that you can do to improve your home’s curb appeal and attract offers. Here are a few tips that will help increase the value of your home fast.
Have Your Driveway Repaved
You cannot expect to make a good impression if your driveway is showing damage and isn’t in pristine condition. Just having your driveway repaved will make a huge difference. A nice looking driveway adds a sense of security and will say a lot about you as a homeowner. On the other hand, if people see visible cracks or discoloration, they might start to worry about other things that might be wrong with the house.
If you want to keep cost to a minimum, make sure that you work with a reputable contractor that will offer multiple options. Services like Richfield Blacktop, for instance, will allow you to either completely replace your current driveway, or add an additional layer over it. A good contractor will also be able to advise you on the best option for you, and look at various other solutions if you only need spot repairs.
Give it a Nice Pressure Wash
This is by far one of the easiest and most effective ways to increase the value of your home. Rent a pressure washer for a day, and give your house’s exterior a good power wash. Make sure that you pay special attention to your siding, gutters, walkway, driveway, deck, and patio.
Make the Front Door Pop
Another surprising way to increase the value of your home is to repaint the front door. The front door is really the main portal to your home, and also reflects on you as a homeowner. Using a bold and attractive color will make it stand out, and will make the house more memorable to buyers.
Give the Front a Face Lift
While you’re there, why not take it up a notch and make the whole facade stand out? Add a few planters on the front porch. Get a nice mailbox. Go for some matching door handles and house numbers. These might seem like small details, but they will add up and make a huge difference at the end. And you’ll only have to spend a few dollars to get results. A nice new porch light would also be a great addition.
These are all simple things that you can do to make your house more attractive and fetch more on the market. Make sure that you consider all of these, and try to be as conservative as possible if you want to get an actual return on your investment.
This post has originally been featured in Residence Style.