New Year’s Resolutions to Increase the Value of Your Home

The New Year is here, and with it come plans for change. If your New Years plans include selling your home some time this year, you’re going to want to start prepping and primping it now. Now, before the hottest selling season hits, is the best time to make these changes. Here are some proven ways you can change your home and increase its value this New Year as you prepare to put it on the market.

1. Get Rid of the Clutter
Clear out the clutter to make your home more attractive. The less your home has inside, the larger and more inviting it will feel. As you declutter, focus on making the home as impressionable as possible. Remember, your potential buyers when you do list it may not have the same interests as you do, so steer towards neutral decor.

2. Clean the Home
Dirty home’s don’t sell, unless the price is steeply discounted. If you’ve let basic cleanliness slide in your daily living, spend some time and money to clean things up. Deep clean carpets, siding and walls before listing, and then maintain the cleanliness as the home is on the market.

3. Do the Repairs
Those nagging repairs you’ve been overlooking? Now is the time to do them. No one wants to buy your problem, so make sure the home sparkles and shines in good repair. Dripping faucets, cracked tiles and sagging siding will all detract from your home’s value.

4. Spruce up the Critical Areas
The kitchen and bathroom in your home are its two most critical areas. If you have the budget to invest in a small remodel, then do it. You will get a high ROI on this investment. If you can’t remodel, do some redecorating and upgrading to make these rooms stand out. Keep them neutral and modern, but make sure they shine.

5. Start Thinking About Curb Appeal
Winter is a time when it’s easy to overlook the importance of the exterior of your home, but this could be a mistake. Make sure you’re thinking about curb appeal, keeping debris picked up and planning for spring planting. You’ll need your home to be attractive from the street for it to sell quickly.

As you can see, there are quite a few tasks you can tackle as you prepare for the new year and the potential to sell your home. By tackling some of these now, you will be ready to list as the spring selling season approaches.