If you've had your home for sale for some time and just aren't getting the offers you're looking for, you may need to do a little bit of work to help increase the value. You don't have to spend tons of money to spruce up your home. See below for helpful tips on how to increase your home's value and still stick to your budget.
Give the interior of your house a paint job using neutral colors. Cover up those bright or dark colored walls that may not be as appealing to potential buyers as it was for you and your family. For instance, that brightly colored bedroom that your daughter just loved may not be what someone else may want in that same room. Neutral colors help potential buyers to better see themselves and their things living there. Paint is a fairly inexpensive way to give your home an updated look.
Update the handles around your home. For doors, they should all match, but if they're an outdated brass, maybe invest in oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel instead. Handles on your cabinets can also be updated. Change out brass handles, or older outdated handles for brushed nickel or oil rubbed bronze. The change in handles helps give an updated look, but can also give doors and cabinets a cleaner, streamlined look.
Along with changing the handles in your home, changing out older, outdated faucets can also help increase home value. Look for something a little more modern in your kitchen and bathrooms. Try to find these items on sale so you aren't spending too much money and going over your budget.
Re-caulk Around Sinks, Tubs And Showers
After awhile, the caulk around sinks, bathtubs and showers can get a little moldy. Use a utility knife to remove the old caulk, then replace it with new caulk. Be sure to use caulk that is made for these areas to help prevent mold from showing up again. Use your finger to smooth out the caulk to give it a nice even line.
Spruce Up The Exterior
Spruce up the exterior of your home to help add curb appeal by removing brush, cleaning up flower beds, trimming back bushes and trees to allow a clear view of your home. Invest in a new mailbox, and add address numbers to the house. Plant flowers, or add pots of flowers near the front door to make the house look a little more welcoming and to add beauty. Be sure to also clean your siding to get rid of any mold or mildew. You can do this using siding cleaner and a garden hose, or use a pressure washer.
Talk to your realtor about other things you can do to help increase your home's value without spending too much extra money.