How to Add Value to Your Home to Help Sell it Faster

Posted on November 23rd, 2016 by Richard Hill

Maintenance work can help beautify your home and add value, making it more appealing to those looking to buy a house. If your house is attractively landscaped and looks like you maintain it regularly, it can add thousands of dollars to its value and decrease the time it takes you to sell it.

Some polishing and tying up loose ends with a dash of new paint can go miles when it comes to making your house more attractive. Absolute Garage Builders knows that your garage door is one of the first things people will see when they pull up to your home. If you are looking to remodel your garage door, contact us today.

Tips to Beautify Your Home

Your initial steps should include washing the face of your home. Before you scrape off old paint or plant wonderful smelling flowers, wash the dirt, mildew and other buildup off the outside of your house. A bucket of soap can do wonders washing off dirt and dust from wood to metal to stucco to brick materials that make up your house.

Washing your windows is key, clear cobwebs, hose down the glass and make them sparkle because that clear sparkle will glisten and stand out when a buyer is walking up to your home. Your garage door, whether it is white or a darker color, will most likely be covered in dirt or mildew or whatever comes with the weather at the time. You can make your garage look good as new with a solution of a half-cup of trisodium phosphate (TSP) dissolved in one gallon of water. Your garage door will be the first thing someone sees when they pull into your driveway, if you are looking to remodel or other improvements to your garage door, contact Absolute Garage Builders today to learn more about our services.

Freshen Up with a Paint Job

Adding new color to your home during this process is not a good idea and most likely will not make a positive statement, stick with the paint you have to give your house a newer and fresher look. You can match the paint already on your home by scraping off a little and asking any local paint store to find the color for you. Painting can be expensive and time-consuming, however, buyers will immediately notice it and appraisers will value it, making it worth your while.

Manicure Your Lawn

Cutting your grass is a good start, but adding lawn food and water making your grass look healthy and green will catch the attention of those looking at your house. Add fresh reddish-brown mulch around your bushes and yard and trim your bushes or replace them with leafy plants to give your lawn a rich, clean look.

Though adding a splash of color in terms of paint is not a good idea, adding a bright tulip border in the fall that will bloom in the spring or putting your favorite color flowers across your porch or next to your front door will not add value, but will add curb appeal and help attract the buyer making your house more likely to sell faster.

All of these tips can help increase how attractive your home is, which can lead to a higher value and a faster selling time period. It is important to keep all of these things in mind as you sell your home. If you are looking to completely remodel your garage, contact Absolute Garage Builders to learn more about our services and special offers today.

Source: houselogic

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