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50 Ways to Increase Your Home Value Fast Before Selling

November 02, 2020
Home for Sale

If you are looking to sell your home in the next few years or considering it for the future, you will want to find ways to increase your home value effectively. Increasing your home value doesn't have to be a chore, in fact, it can be a fun ongoing project with the right tips and tricks. However, the process of selling a home and getting the price you want can be a long venture so be sure to find ways to make the process shorter and smoother like upping the overall quality and curbside appeal of your home. We've highlighted a few of the basic ways to increase the value of your home fast.

  1. Update the paint in your home - lighter colors and neutrals tend to make rooms look larger and more open
  2. Invest in an interior designer to come in to give ideas for layout and decor improvements
  3. Hire an inspector to check on large home improvement tasks
  4. Take care of your lawn by planting more flowers and trees around the home for curbside appeal
  5. Improve the indoor air quality of your home to help with allergens, dust, and dander build-up
  6. If you have popcorn ceilings, replace these asap as they can age a home
  7. Install recessed lighting throughout the home, especially the common areas, for ambiance
  8. Hire a professional cleaning service regularly to keep your home pristine
  9. Update kitchen appliances to be modern and new - and make sure they match
  10. Replace any carpet with hardwood flooring or laminate
  11. Install a rack in the kitchen for pots and pans
  12. Power wash the outside of your home regularly
  13. Clean out your garage to make it look larger and less cluttered
  14. Add some outdoor lighting for outdoor ambiance
  15. Create an outdoor entertainment space or seating area
  16. Install a firepit for entertainment outdoors
  17. Build a deck or patio outback for entertainment
  18. Refresh your artwork with modern art & prints
  19. Repaint your front door with an unexpected color
  20. Update doorknobs throughout the home
  21. Reglaze your tub or install a new tub altogether
  22. Update shower and kitchen tiles
  23. Refinish your garage
  24. Update your garage door
  25. Open up your home more by knocking down unnecessary walls to create larger rooms
  26. Look into smart home technology to appeal to the tech geek
  27. Finish your basement
  28. Consider adding an extra bathroom into your basement area
  29. Upgrade your plumbing system
  30. Upgrade your HVAC unit
  31. Replace old doors with new, updated ones
  32. Update your kitchen counters and cabinets
  33. Upgrade cabinet kitchen knobs and drawer handles
  34. Replace old light fixtures with newer, more modern lighting
  35. Change your air filters frequently to improve indoor air quality
  36. Add more built-in storage options throughout the home and garage
  37. Upgrade your closet space with more storage
  38. Compare your home value and curb appeal to other homes in the neighborhood
  39. Install ceiling fans in bedrooms and common areas
  40. Add crown molding in common areas and dining room
  41. Upgrade your mailbox with something modern or fun
  42. Finish your attic or update it to be a more useful space
  43. Set-up a small room or space within the home for an office
  44. Update windows to allow more light into the home
  45. Update the roof on your home
  46. Talk to local realtors to see what they recommend for home improvements for you
  47. If you have a fireplace, make sure it works and is taken care of
  48. Add stone veneer to the outside of your home
  49. Upgrade your blinds in the home if they are old, deep clean if they are new
  50. Power wash the driveway and patio

Do you have any other savvy ways to increase home value fast before putting it on the market? Let us know so we can add it to our list!

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