Do It Yourself: Easy, Cheap Ways to Increase the Value of Your House

If you’re trying to sell or rent your property, it’s especially important that it looks and feels great. This could mean paying someone lots of money to build improvements, or to decorate, but it doesn’t have to be that hard, and it certainly doesn’t have to be that expensive. Here are a few simple, inexpensive things you can do yourself.

 

Clean

Believe it or not, a little cleaning can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your property. Make sure that it is spotless before anyone comes to look at it. In addition, many people don’t realize that the appearance of the house and yard from the street is one of the most important aspects of the property. Make sure that your yard and landscaping, as well as the appearance of the house itself, are perfect. If you can’t or don’t want to do it yourself, you can always pay someone else to do it, but most of these things are easy for anyone to do.

 

Paint

You’ll be surprised by how much a coat of paint can change a place. If it feels a little tired, dirty, or run-down, try some paint in a generic color that everyone will like. It’ll feel like a completely different house, and it will only cost you a couple hundred dollars and a few hours.

 

Replace

Hopefully you won’t need to replace any major systems in your house, but replacing things like faucets and fixtures is easy, and will only cost a few dollars. Even replacing a light bulb or two can change the feel of the house. One hundred dollars and three hours of replacements can increase the sale price of your property by thousands of dollars.

 

Looking for more DIY ways to improve the value of your property? Contact us.

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Michelle Manter Giglietti

Owner~Realtor at Manter Realty Group of Keller Williams
Top Producing Realtor and recognized blogger. In her free time you can hear her screaming fore at the local golf course,or catch her at home enjoying fresh cooking and a glass of wine with her husband and favorite 6 pound Morkie named Pedro.
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