When you look at any home listing website, you will see several “Edmonton house for sale by owner” tags as people these days prefer selling their houses all by themselves. Right from preparing the house for increasing their resale value to finalizing the deal, homeowners are getting things done on their own. Talking about increasing the resale value of a home, it isn’t something where you need to spend dollars so that you get a good homebuyer. All you have to do is repair the basic things in your house and make it aesthetically appealing so that the house is more liveable. If you are planning to sell your house and want to know how to boost the resale value of your home, we have listed some amazing tips for you.
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Repair Your House Elements
Repairing is the first and most important change that you need to do in your house in order to increase its resale value. Imagine how would your potential homebuyers feel if they see squeaky flooring, cracked walls, broken cabinets and several other unappealing flaws when they visit your house. They will be demotivated to buy your house. Therefore, repair every visible and even hidden flaw. Call the experts and get away with all the structural, functional, foundational, and aesthetic flaws. Make sure no cracks, leaks, broken elements, or dirty looking places are left in your house.
Declutter The Area
Removing all the unnecessary items from your house and clearing the space is essential so that visitors can move about comfortably. Not only this, a clear and well-managed space looks sophisticated and worth buying. Start from the lawn and move to the inside of your house. Declutter every part of your home. Remove gardening and lawn equipment from the lawn area. On the inside, get rid of all the insignificant furniture, accessories, and items that occupy space for no reason. Rearrange the final items in your house in a way that there is more place available for free movement and the room looks big.
Repaint If Necessary
Nobody wants a dull-looking house with chipping and peeling paint. Old and chipping paint ruins the aesthetics of your house. Although you resided in such a house, don’t expect the new homeowners to do the same. Give your home a touch-up or a complete facelift by painting it. Choose basic and neutral color palette as you never know which color will resonate with the homebuyer’s choice. Stick to the basics, give your house an instant facelift by painting it in and out to attract numerous homebuyers.
Dehumidify the Entire House
One of the biggest turn-offs for potential homebuyers is the musty odor in the house and air laden with a lot of moisture. The moment they step into your house, they will identify that your home has extremely high moisture. Excessive moisture leads to mold and fungal growths on different surfaces such as walls, cabinets, curtains, and calling lines. Not only this, but high moisture also leads to health problems such as asthma. Homebuyers refrain from buying a home that gives them so many troubles. Therefore, dehumidify your house, especially the wet parts such as bathroom and porch, and get rid of unpleasant odors with the help of a dehumidifier.
Do the Landscaping
Your front yard is the very first thing that your visitors will see after entering the entry gate. Don’t you want the first impression itself to be a positive one? For a good first impression, manage and maintain your yard area. Even if you have a lawn or garden in the backyard, you must take care of it so that it adds up to the appeal of your house. Rake the lawn and get rid of all the debris and dead leaves. Prune and trim overgrown plants, shrubs, and trees. If the plants on your lot are withering, remove them and plant colorful and adorable perennials that require minimum maintenance. You can also invest in a vertical garden and appealing accessories to complement your landscape.
Secure the House
Home security is becoming a vital aspect that most homebuyers consider before buying a new house. With the increasing rate of crimes, securing homes is more than a necessity now. If you want to attract homebuyers who are concerned about their family and asset safety, you must secure your house with some of the home security options that are available in the market. Some of the necessary home security options include motion detector systems, access controls at all entries and exits, fire and smoke detectors, fire alarm systems, security cameras with video surveillance, etc. You can install one or a mix of multiple security systems for your house.
Go Green with Fixtures
Modern homebuyers look for modern amenities in the houses. Some homebuyers are more sensitive towards social and environmental issues, and thus, prefer houses with ‘green’ or eco-friendly options. And yes, even houses can become eco-friendly with special fixtures and home elements. For instance, you can replace your older bathroom plumbing fixtures such as faucets, showerheads, and toilets with the modern, low-flow variants. These fixtures consume less water without affecting the speed of the water flow. This way, these fixtures help save water. Similarly, you can consider installing environment-friendly windows which have a higher low-E value. The higher the low-E value, the better will be their insulation properties. Better insulation means less need to use your HVAC system and save money on the electricity bills.
Apart from these, you can always take care of the basic repair and maintenance so that you don’t have to spend a lot of dollars during listing your house on sale in Edmonton. And if you aren’t sure how the entire process of Edmonton house for sale by owner works, you can hire expert real estate agents. The real estate agents are still considered to be of great help when it comes to negotiating with potential homebuyers and completing the documentation when you decide to sell your house.