This is an obvious way to improve resale value. Many people do this and it is quite effective. Lawn with crabgrass and weed can detract from our house’s value and visual appeal. In this case, we should try to create a green lawn with proper types of plants and grasses. We should also cut the lawn professionally and edge our lawn. Even an ugly house can feel much more inviting with well placed flowers, trees and shrubs. Visual shortcomings, such as metal pipes, cables, meters and misaligned panels can be hidden by good landscape elements.
Repaint the exterior
This is another cheap way to improve the visual appeal of our house. It could require a few hundreds of dollars to completely repaint the exterior, including the fences and patio. This will make our house looks more marketable.
Invest on pressure washing
Pressure washing machine is available for less than $200 and it can brighten up our house when used regularly. We could quickly clean the exterior every weekend to remove mildew, cobwebs, dirt and others.
Revitalize the driveway
We should check our driveway for spots, oil stains and aging stains. A pressure washing machine can remove much of the blemishes quickly. We could add 10 percent muriatic acid to tap water to remove stubborn oil stains. We could put the solution on problematic areas and wait for a few minutes. Use the pressure washing machine to wash off the oil stain. However, we should make sure that the muriatic acid solution should go to the gutter during washing, because it kills grass in our lawn.
Improve entrance way
We could choose decorative glass to improve the appearance of our exterior. It can be installed very easily and give us the impression of well-kept house. Nicely trimmed shrubs, decorative plants, potted plants can provide cozy feeling and welcoming experience for newcomers, especially prospective buyers. We should be aware that much of home-buying decision is influenced by women, so we should make the house appealing for them.
Perform trim work
Trim work is essential and it is important to repair scuffs, marks, little dings and other things that could detract from our home’s value. In this case, we should choose more neutral colors and we will be more likely to get better offers from others.
Maintain all appliances
All appliances that come with the house when we sell it should work properly. Women will try them and we shouldn’t disappoint them. These appliances, if they are working and in clean condition, will help us match the neighbourhood price.
Add some usable spaces
We should be aware that an extra usable footage space equals money. This will provide new houseowners with new spaces for their unique preferences. We could even out recessed ground and remove wild growth in the corners of our properties.