8 Must-Try Budget Hacks to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar $$$

As a homeowner you may feel like you are always doing something to your home, from cleaning out the roof gutters, pressure washing your front yard, touching up the landscaping, fixing a broken appliance, the list goes on and on. When it comes time to selling your house, with this list are other items you may want to consider in order to maximize the value of your property. However, without proper guidance you may end up spending a lot of money and you may never feel like the house is ready.

You don’t need to break the bank in order to spruce up your space and make it more appealing to potential buyers. Here are some budget friendly and easy tips to get your home ready for sale:

  1. Declutter and Depersonalize
    Decluttering and removing personal items (personal photos from walls, religious items, etc.) helps potential buyers envision themselves in the space. It may be worth even renting a storage unit for excess items. Or, if you have a garage or an empty bedroom, you can pack them away neatly in these spaces.
  2. A Fresh Coat of Paint
    This will help freshen up your home, especially if it has been a few years since it was last painted. Stick to neutral colors.
  3. Curb Appeal
    First impressions are the most important. Pressure washing, repainting your front door, trimming branches or adding new plants go a long way.
  4. Deep Clean
    Bring a professional cleaning crew to give your house a detail cleaning throughout.
  5. Fixing Minor Repairs
    Leaky faucets, loose cabinet handles, an old leak stain on your ceiling are all somethings you may have tolerated for some time. They are a very inexpensive items to touch up and fix and should be done before listing.
  6. Upgrade Lighting
    Those old ceiling fan lights really don’t cut it anymore. Spending a little bit to change out some light fixtures into a sleek modern looking light and fan, as well as swapping out light bulb for brighter LED lights really will open up the space and make it look newer.
  7. Stage Your Home
    You don’t need a professional stager. Simply rearranging your furniture or getting rid of an old love seat can create an open and inviting flow.
  8. Add Greenery
    A few potted plants or flowers can breathe life into a room.

For many people, their home is their largest financial asset, accounting for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Be spending just a small fraction of this to improve the appearance of your home, not only will you sell it faster, but you will sell it for more money than your investment. With over 30 years of experience, we have a “buyer’s” eye on what areas of your home would need more attention and we have a team of trusted handy/repairmen that are well priced, efficient, and responsible.

This update is brought to you by Jon Gilman, a specialist in Coral Gables homes for sale. Whether you’re interested in buying a condo in Coral Gables or a single-family home in Coral Gables, or in the surrounding Miami areas like Pinecrest, South Miami, Schenley Park, and Downtown Dadeland and East Kendall contact Jon to assist you in discovering why the city is among the most valuable and in-demand in South Florida. Call 786.486.9560 for any questions on Coral Gables Real Estate.