When it comes to selling your house in the eighth largest Canadian municipality, improving your home’s value as much as you can will definitely pay off; if you’re not careful, though, your renovation can take away from your funds just about as much as you’ll gain. Nevertheless, there are always less costly ways to raise the roof (price) on your Vancouver, BC real estate sale, such as with these following tips:
A Functioning Kitchen
The kitchen is typically one of the most important parts of your house, and buyers do take notice of how this room feels. There’s almost an emotional reaction to this area so it’s best to fix up this room and make sure appliances are in good working order. If you’re short on funds, just have the fixtures and appliances fixed. The key is to have, at the very least, a working kitchen. If you can spare a bit more, make the setting more efficient for foot traffic.
A Sparkling Bathroom
If function is the key to a high-quality kitchen, cleanliness is the secret to a bathroom that can reap high value. Make sure that you get your bathroom clean and sparkling whenever you’re hosting an open house—you might also want to invest in a new toilet. If you have any fixtures that look worn and discolored, replace them.
A Spacious Storage
It’s likely that you don’t need to be convinced how ample storage matters and is valued in any home. If you think you need to add more storage spaces in your home, here are some tips on how to create them, according to Teri Cettina’s article in Bankrate.com:
“Old houses, particularly, are notorious for their lack of closet space. If you have cramped storage areas, Realtor Moe Viessi of Miami suggests adding do-it-yourself wire and laminate closet systems to bedrooms, pantries and entry closets. […]
In the end, your closets will be more functional while you’re living in the house and will make your home look more customized to potential buyers when you’re ready to sell.”
A Nice Yard
Curb appeal is an often taken-for-granted aspect of home improvements, mainly because home sellers think this necessarily involves costly installation like decks, patios, pools and the like. You can significantly improve curb appeal with minimal expense simply by regularly keeping your lawn mowed, your grass green, and your trees and hedges trimmed.
After you’ve improved the value of your home in British Columbia, it’s time to call in the pros, such as Vancouver Canada Homes, to help you move it through the Vancouver real estate market to sell. Always keep in mind that you don’t have to arrange for costly remodeling jobs just to increase the selling price of your house.
(Source: 10 cheap fixes to boost the value of your home, Bankrate)