Real Estate Tips: 4 Secrets for Increasing Your Property’s Market Value

(FinancialHealth)- With the economic wheeling beginning to turn, you don’t want to miss out on all the extra activity in the property market. This could be your big chance to make a killing on a property that you own. But you’re not going to be able to do that if your house looks like it comes from a horror movie! Here’s the key rule though: expensive renovations won’t enhance your property value that much. Don’t fall into the trap of spending thousands for nothing!

We’ll show you a couple of very basic home improvement projects that will help enhance your property’s value. Small efforts can make a big difference! There’s no need to hire greedy, expensive contractors for any unnecessary gut jobs. Luckily, you’ll find that quite a few are basic DIY projects that you can do by yourself or with a friend. So grab your tools and let’s dive

Get Rid of the Outdoor Jungle 

If your landscape looks like the Amazon forest, then it’s time for you to roll up your sleeves and start working. Your landscape is your chance to make a good first impression on any prospective buyer. This is why it is essential that you keep your lawn in ship shape. That means taking out your lawnmower and giving the grass a fresh cut. You’ll find nice flowers that you can use to make beautiful arrangements in your yard. Be sure to also rid your landscape of any weeds or plants that might not look so presentable.

Additionally, don’t go over the top with your landscape. All you need to do is use some basic gardening skills. Don’t try to hire a landscape company because they will always charge you hefty fees. Adding fancy water features and expensive plant species to your lawn won’t do much to your property value either. Remember that it’s all about presentation!

Replace Your Fluorescent Bulbs with LED Lights 

Fluorescent lighting is a thing of the past. Nowadays, LED lighting has come a long way and can offer your interior space a nice, warm look with better energy efficiency. This will definitely be more appealing to prospective buyers during house visits. It’s a move that you’ll never regret and you’ll save a lot on your electric bill!

Safety is very important when changing your bulbs. First, use the switch from the circuit breaker to cut the electricity from the lighting fixture. Then, it will be safe to replace the bulb. But never assume that it is safe to replace a bulb just because you turned off the lights. If your property’s electrical system requires professional attention, then don’t hesitate to contact an electrician to have a look at it.

Got Painting Skills?

Do you like painting? Well, we hope you do! If the paint on your walls is fading away or if there are stains, then it’s time for a new paint job! Take a trip to a couple of hardware stores to see where the best offers are. Try to go for calm neutral colors to be on the safe side. It’s also a good idea to take a picture of the room you plan to paint when choosing a color. A new paint job will definitely do you a great favor in securing you a good profitable sale in no time!

Make Your Kitchen Cabinets Shine! 

Indeed, kitchens are one of the most important parts of your property. Avoid expensive renovations, such as installing new countertops and appliances. In fact, these types of projects hardly add any value to your property at all. Instead, refinish your kitchen cabinetry so that the overall look in your kitchen will improve. You’ll save a lot and you’ll give prospective buyers a great impression of your house!

~Here’s to your Financial Health!

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