The 3 Best Ways To Increase Your Home's Value

The 3 Best Ways To Increase Your Home's Value

The 3 Best Ways To Increase Your Home's Value

Here are the 3 best (and cheapest) things you can do to get your home ready for sale. Full article back on our website:

Posted by The Brantford Homes Team on Friday, November 25, 2016

There is so much confusion in the market today about the best way to prepare your home for sale. HGTV would have you believe that any home owner can tackle their own renovations and flip their home for big profits. The reality is- unless you are a professional contractor, it can be extremely frustrating and expensive to tackle major renovations. Many homeowners spend too much money and waste too much time on renovations that do not return them any additional money on the sale. Here are the top 3 ways to increase your home's value when getting ready to sell.

1. Paint

A fresh coat of paint throughout your home is the absolute best investment you can make when getting your home ready for sale. Studies have shown that painting your home can provide you a 500% return on investment. Choose neutral colours and keep the palate consistent throughout the home. 

2. Clean

Nobody wants to pay top price for a dirty house. Buyers pay for cleanliness. Just like fresh paint, a clean home shows buyers you care about the little things and cared for your home. If cleaning isn't your thing, a professional company can be hired for a few hundred dollars to scrub your home top to bottom- including windows, walls, cabinets, and appliances. Don't forget to shampoo carpets and scrub the areas that normally get missed like baseboards, light fixtures, and unfinished areas of your home.

3. Pack Up

You don't need to move out (in fact, studies show that vacant homes sell for less than furnished homes), but you should consider packing up about half of your stuff when getting your home ready. Bigger homes sell for more money - and the more 'stuff' in a home, the smaller it feels. Try to get each room reduced to the necessary furniture and a few decor items. Horizontal surfaces should be clear of unnecessary clutter - this includes tables, shelves, the top of cabinets, counters, and even the floor. Items that don't have a 'home' in your home tell they buyer you don't have enough storage space.


A whole home can be painted for a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, a professional cleaning service can take care of your whole home for a few hundred dollars, and a storage bin can be brought right to your door for another few hundred dollars. These are things that combined can cause your home to sell for tens of thousands of dollars more! It's a no-brainer!

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