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Three Inexpensive Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

Posted on April 17, 2017

Three Ways to Increase Your Home's ValueYou already know bathrooms and kitchens sell homes. But how do you sell your home when you don’t have thousands of dollars to pour into a renovation?  The experts at Brad Shoults Real Estate share some inexpensive ways to boost your home’s value.

  1. Replace Fixtures

Instead of fretting over an entire kitchen or bathroom renovation, try replacing the fixtures for some added value. Simple hardware updates can lend the appearance that your home has been carefully maintained and updated to reflect current design trends. Remember to include cabinet knobs, faucets, and lighting fixtures. This easy fix will be a more than worthwhile return on your investment.

  1. Remove Carpets

You don’t want to rip out the carpet because you don’t want the expense of replacing it with tile or laminate flooring. Then consider stained concrete. It’s a fact that buyers view carpet-free homes more favorably. It makes it easier for them to imagine moving in if the home is allergen free, pet friendly, and spill-proof. Carpet signals that the home is old, outdated, and in need of a deep clean. You can stain concrete floors yourself (and the buyers can easily lay tile or hardwood flooring later, if they choose), or you can pay a professional to do it for as little as two dollars per square foot.

  1. Paint

Never underestimate the value of a good, neutral coat of paint. If multiple paint colors flow throughout your home, a buyer sees one thing: work. Moving is stressful enough; a mismatched color palette is nothing more than a reminder that they’ll spend the first week upon moving in with drop cloths and paint rollers. Go with neutral colors and white ceilings to give the appearance of more space.

With these three easy tips, your home will be ready to sell and your wallet will be thankful. Contact Brad Shoults today for a review of your home’s value!

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