How to Increase the Value of Your Property Before Selling


If you’re thinking about selling your home, you might be wondering how to increase its real estate value before listing it for sale. There are several ways to do this—and they don’t require a lot of money or time. In fact, some of these tips can be done in just one weekend! Here are five simple things you can do that will help make your property more appealing:

Fix any issues with the roof, siding and windows

Living room with coffee table, armchair, couch and firework
Used with permission of Kira David Design
  • If the roof is in good condition, but you want to make sure it stays that way, then check for leaks and replace any damaged shingles.
  • Check for rot around windows and doors. If necessary, replace rotted wood with pressure-treated lumber or cedar (or whatever type of wood is appropriate for your climate).
  • Make sure that gutters are clean so they don’t clog up with leaves and other debris during rainstorms–this can cause water damage inside the house if left unchecked over time.

Update your kitchen and bathrooms

When it comes to kitchen and bathroom updates, there are several areas you can focus on. The first is replacing dated tile, fixtures and appliances with new ones that are more stylish. If your countertops are laminate or Formica-style plastic, consider upgrading them with granite or marble (if you want something cheaper but still durable) or even concrete countertops if you’re feeling adventurous! You could also replace cabinets with custom made ones if they’re in bad shape–and if they’re not too expensive, it might be worth doing this while they’re out of sight so as not to waste any money on an unnecessary purchase later down the line when you sell your house again later on down the road when these things become more valuable than ever before due to technological advances in construction materials science over time.”

Improve the landscaping to make it more appealing

Garden with pots
Used with permission of Blackband Design
  • Add a new front porch.
  • Add a new driveway.
  • Put in an attractive fence, patio, garden and tree(s). If you don’t have enough space for all of these things then focus on just one or two areas of your property that will make the biggest difference visually (and to potential buyers).
  • Create a flower bed with colorful flowers or shrubs in it that will attract attention from passersby on the street or sidewalk nearby your home when they look up at its windows from below on their way by! Or consider adding statuary instead of plants, which can be quite expensive depending on what type you choose but definitely adds value nonetheless because it gives off an air of elegance that most people associate with wealth – even if only subconsciously

Remove clutter that may be hiding potential problems with the home

Clutter can hide things that need to be fixed.

  • If you have a lot of furniture in your home, it could be hiding any number of issues with the property. You may not notice them until it’s too late and someone else does.
  • Cluttered rooms make the house feel smaller than it is by blocking off natural light and making the space feel cramped and crowded. This makes it harder for potential buyers to see themselves living in the space–and if they don’t see themselves living there, they won’t want to buy it!
  • Messy rooms can also make buyers think twice about purchasing your home because they associate messiness with poor maintenance and lack of upkeep (which suggests that there might be problems elsewhere).

Increasing the value of your property before selling can help you get a better price for it when you’re ready to sell

View from the hall, living room with round chandelier, chair and window with curtains
Used with permission of Colleen Duffley

To increase the value of your property before selling, here are some things you can do:

  • Improve the curb appeal. You want potential buyers to see what a great house they’re buying! Make sure that your front yard looks neat and tidy, with no overgrown bushes or weeds. If possible, add new plants or flowers that will help make your home stand out from others in the neighborhood. If there are any holes in the driveway or sidewalk leading up to your front door, fill them with concrete so they don’t become an eyesore once winter arrives. In addition to making sure everything looks nice on the outside of your house (or apartment), check out these tips for improving its interior as well!
  • Fix any issues with roofing materials such as shingles or siding; replace broken windows; update kitchens and bathrooms if necessary…there are lots of ways homeowners can increase their homes’ value by making simple improvements before putting it up for sale!


Increasing the value of your property before selling can help you get a better price for it when you’re ready to sell!


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