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A guide to increasing the value of your home before listing .
Jennifer Beckfor , Principal Stylist , has helped hundreds of homeowners secure the highest price possible for their homes . A common question she gets from homeowners when preparing their homes for sale is what renovations they should do to increase the value of their home . Whether you are on a tight budget , have a short timeline or simply want to get the most bang for your buck , there are a few things you should consider .
UPGRADE CURB APPEAL This is the first thing people see before they enter your home , so why not make the first impression count ? Studies have shown that buyers are willing to pay more for homes that look clean and inviting from the outside . Consider landscaping , ensuring exterior lighting works , and , if necessary , a fresh coat of paint on front doors and or garage doors .
BATHROOM Never underestimate the impact this small space can have on the sale of your home . Things like updating worn-out items , modernizing fixtures and creating a more functional space can increase the home ' s perceived value .
LIGHTING Expertly placed lighting adds dimension and is a great way to enhance certain spaces . You can think of light fixtures as jewelry for your home . Esthetically pleasing lighting can elevate a space , increasing the perceived value of your home .
FLOORING According to The National Association of Realtors , 54 % of homebuyers are willing to pay more for hardwood floors ( 2018 ), but any type of flooring can add value to your home . Potential homebuyers often overestimate the cost of replacing flooring and could be easily deterred by outdated flooring . Being proactive and tackling worn or dated flooring ahead of time can prevent potential buyers from undervaluing your home .
- Imajen Design + Decor , www . imajendesignanddecor . com
Painting your home offers a high return for low investment and minimal effort . A fresh coat of paint will look clean and inviting . It is one of the best ways to give potential buyers a blank slate .