According to a 2019 survey from HomeLight, deep cleaning and decluttering can add more than $4,000 to a home’s resale value, on average. Cleaning and decluttering is inexpensive, but it still requires a lot of work. Go through cabinets and closets so you can make a donation pile. Clean out drawers and other storage areas of your home as well, making sure you’re not keeping anything you don’t need or want. Buyers prefer a clean, pristine home with almost no exceptions. Cleanliness pays off, according to Consumer Reports cleaning can deliver a 3% to 5% return on investment, and this is something you can do yourself.
HomeLight’s second-quarter 2019 survey of real estate agents found that the exterior of your home may play a bigger role in your home’s value than you think. The survey showed that 76 percent of top real estate agents nationwide agreed that improving curb appeal is the No. 1 step a homeowner can take to boost their home’s marketability.
Taking care of your property with landscaping services including basic lawn care like getting grass seed down before spring snow, trimming trees and shrubs, fertilization treatments, and weed control can add value to your property. The front door is often overlooked, so giving it a good clean or and even repainting will go along way towards making a good first impression. If you’re wondering how to increase the value of your home, these low-cost measures can be a good starting point.
The details that you may believe are insignificant can turn out to be major selling points for your home. According to an article from Forbes, that includes everything from paint touch-ups throughout the house to a full redo of rooms. Wash your windows, replace compact fluorescent bulbs with incandescent or halogen, and remove or minimize personal photographs. Cleanliness, odors, and lack of clutter all fall into this category of details.
Historically speaking, spring is considered the best time to sell a home in the majority of the country — the weather is improving and families want to move during the summer break from school. Fall is considered second-best, as most people are back in town from summer vacations. Winter is the slowest season, not only because of bad weather but because people are busy with the holiday season. Of course, the very best time to sell varies, but this year Lander has had a warmer than average winter, so spring will likely come sooner than normal.
According to this article from Time Magazine, it’s important to find a balance between wanting to make the most money, and also attracting buyers and selling your home quickly. Understanding the local market and current values is where a good agent is essential. At Householder Properties, we will conduct a comparative market analysis (CMA) and show you what similar properties have sold for recently. If you list your home too low, you risk leaving money on the table. Come out of the gate too high and you might scare off buyers.
Get your home on the market in early spring to take advantage of the growing number of interested buyers. Successfully reaching potential buyers requires a bit more work than just an online listing, and it’s best to get started sooner rather than later. There’s been a real move to rural locations, and Lander is not immune to this. In 2020, there’s been a migration of people moving out of the cities and into towns like Lander. To be in the best position to sell your property this spring, list early to get in front of the largest number of buyers. Reaching out to Householder Properties at least a few weeks before you’d like to put the house on the market will help you avoid a time crunch. To get started on listing your home, get in touch with us today.