Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value Before Selling

If you’re thinking about selling your home in the near future, there are specific actions you can take to boost the property value.  Put yourself in the shoes of a new homeowner – what do people look for in a home lately? How does your home currently fit into that? If you’re not sure, consult a realtor!

In the meantime, here are some aspects of your home that you can consider upgrading to ensure that you attract buyers at the price that you’ve set.


Flooring is by far one of the most important aspects of a home. Hardwood floors in particular can result in a significant increase in property value at an evaluation. If your home already has hardwood floors, check to see if they need to be refinished to give it a brand new look. It is less costly to restore than adding brand new flooring.

For bathrooms, tiling transcends demand over time and it retains value very well. Make sure to have good quality tiling installed in your bathroom before you sell.

House Fixtures

Updating house fixtures can mean anything from updating cabinet systems to light fixtures and everything in between.

Maybe you have old leaky faucets or your kitchen counter tops could use some help. Little changes can add up and are an effective way to reinvigorate your home –you’ll see an immediate increase of interest and value. Even better, with the help of a realtor, you’ll be able to know the specific trends in the market that can also really help you catch the eye of a key buyer!

Kitchen & Bathroom Upgrades

These include:

  • Fresh, bright kitchens with modern appliances
  • Installing a new powder room in your home
  • Upgrading bathroom fixtures


Adding a Designated Area to Rent

Having an area of the home that can be rented out to a tenant is symbolic of potential revenue to a buyer. If you have the space to create an additional apartment, you could see a great return when you sell your home.

Before you make any of these changes, consult your ideas with your local realtor. They will help you evaluate the trends and upgrades that most affect the market place in your area.

By working together, you’ll see an amazing return on investment when you decide to sell your home!


Larrissa Kalyn

Larrissa Kalyn

CENTURY 21 Westcountry Realty Ltd.
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