1) Curb Appeal: Buyers decide on a home before they even enter the front door. Be sure the landscaping, lawn, and flowering beds are free of weeds and clutter. Walk around the entire house and remove toys, fix lighting, and sprinkler heads. At the entrance of the house think about repainting the door and adding potted flowers.
2) De clutter: Space is one of the top selling points for a home. Before you think about spending one penny on home improvements try to sort, donate, and de clutter all the rooms in the home.
3) Lights and Sound: Replace dated or damaged light fixtures. It can be one of the most inexpensive upgrades with the return. Check doors or cabinets for squeaky hinges and oil them.
Jeff Monfils REALTOR | Broker
One is to refinish the cabinents. A fresh coat fo paint or a stain can do wonders to some cabinets that look old and dungy. A nice white ro a stain (depending on the kitchen) can brighten the whole room up and make the kitchen look like it had a remodel done to it.
I tell every one of my clients "if you do not need the funrinture put it in the garage ro a storage unit". de cluttering a house will help the home showcase the space that it has.
Put in new shower curtains that are bright and cheery...I recommend goign with a yellow or a pale blue. it will help brighten up and show the bathroom in a better light.
Repair anything that you know is broken...if you knwo it is broken and can see it repair it.
Have your carpets professionally clenaed prior to getting pictures done on the house. This will enhance the clenliness fo the house and show the house in a great light through photos.
make sure all your walls are freshly apinted with a neutral color. Beige seems to be the new color of choice and gives the home a feeling of feeling in a higher class.
On the outside, make sure your grass is cut. I am amazed at how many homes I have gone to where the yard looks like a jungle.
Throw some mulch down around the front shrubs to help with the curb appeal. if you are in the right season plant some colorful flowers.
If you have wood shutters put a fresh coat of paint on them and any trim. Also depending on the door you may want to consider painting it as well.
These are cost effective ways to increase the value of a home and can be done on a weekend.
for a more extensive approach the number one thing buyers I have are looking for is grantie in the kitchen. if you can afford it replace the countertops with granite.... Also hardwood floors are now a big selling feature. but you can go with the laminate since the quality fo them is improved over the years and it is gettign more difficult to distinguish between them at first glance.
De Clutter & De personalize - You want buyers to see your house not your "stuff"
Make sure the home is well lit, maybe have some soft music playing, makes it feel welcoming. And always make sure the only smell from the home is good.