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Thinking of Selling? These Renos will Increase Your Home Value

Summer is coming and the spring market is already buzzing. If you’re thinking of selling your home at the highest value possible, now is the time to take on any projects. In this article, I’ll explore some simple yet powerful renovations that can make all the difference when it comes to getting top dollar for your property.

Adding Some Fresh Paint

Painting is one of the first things most landlords do when they switch from tenant to tenant – for a good reason, and preparing to sell should be no different. Any home, whether it’s old or relatively new, can benefit from fresh paint in one way or another – it’s the one thing that you can always rely on to start looking worn out. When was the last time your walls got a fresh coat of colour? If you need to pause and ponder to find an answer, then chances are that it’s been too long.

Installing Smart Technology

We’re well into the twenty-first century. Can you say the same thing about your home? Many remain stuck in decades past with antiquated landlines and bulky air conditioners. If you want to stand out and make a good impression, then you’re going to need some modern touches. Smart home technology is the perfect solution. From thermostats, to doorbells and cameras, all of these gadgets are sure to give your home a modern edge over local competition. The best part is that they’re also relatively easy to install. Most of the time, all you need is internet access and the right device to get the job done.

Upgrading Your Outdoor Space

Your outdoor space says a lot about your property. To make sure it’s saying the right things, consider sprucing up your landscaping or installing features like patios, decks and outdoor lighting. These additions can all make a big impression on potential buyers, particularly when done right. If you don’t have the time or money to invest in an entire renovation, simply mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges and adding some colourful plants can work wonders to bring life to any outdoor space. 

Invest In New Lighting

While it may not seem like a big deal, lighting is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to make an impression. It’s the one thing that makes it easier to appreciate all of the other upgrades you’ve made. There are tons of options out there – from statement chandeliers to modern recessed lighting – so do your research and find what works for you. LED bulbs are always a good idea since they’re relatively affordable and last for years.

While it’s impossible to control the market, it is entirely within your power to increase your property’s value through smart renovations. This list is just a start – there are plenty of other projects you can take on in order to make your home stand out. So get creative and start preparing for your next sale!

I’ll be ready when you are.