Smart Tips on How to Fetch Top Dollar When Selling Your Home

Smart Tips on How to Fetch Top Dollar When Selling Your Home

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Are you thinking of selling your home anytime soon? With the competitive real estate market causing a shift in housing costs every year, it is no longer enough to offer the lowest price in the market.

You probably want to achieve the highest sale. But how do you get prospective buyers to notice your property and pay top dollars for it? If you want your property to sell quickly and at a reasonable price, you need to create an excellent first impression with your buyers.

Simple Improvements you can make to Increase the Value of your House

Cleaning and decluttering your house

The resale value of your home will increase when you clean and declutter it. The process is not expensive, but it carries plenty of work. You have to go through every room, closets, and cabinets to clear out anything you may not require.

You can donate items that are still in good shape and toss out random junk. Buyers only prefer to acquire clean houses.

Give your house a new coat of paint

Paint is the magic that can spruce up your home to make it look fresh and new. Visual appearance is essential to a potential buyer. You should not use bold colors as they will make your house stand out and highlight all the wrong reasons. Instead, use neutral colors as they can make your home appear to be more significant.

As you paint, be on the lookout for any signs of damage to the house and make the necessary replacements.

Work on your landscape and yard lighting

Your yard can dictate how much money you will receive for your property. Homebuyers will turn away if your yard is messy and has dead plants. You only need to make a small investment to improve it. You can invite a professional to offer you lawn care services if your garden is untidy. As well, purchase new soil, plants, and ornamental features that can transform your yard to make it look inviting.

Remember to set up some night lights in the garden to give it a classy finish.

Clean and upgrade your bathroom

Your bathroom space can affect the overall cost of your property. Ensure that it is clean, functional, and appealing. Replace any worn-out tiles and make any necessary repairs. You can choose to change the color or cover the walls with wallpaper.

Also, ensure the water faucets are working correctly. You can replace old taps with modern ones that are user-friendly, depending on the décor style.

Renovate your kitchen

The kitchen is the most crucial room in a house. It should appear warm and inviting. Do not make any unnecessary and expensive changes in your kitchen. Instead, ensure that all cabinets have knobs and are working correctly. It needs to be functional with a clean cooking surface and a working sink.


Depending on the workload you have, you can hire a handyman to help you update your home. With their experience, they may note problems that you did not see and help you fix them. Ensure that a home buyer can move into your home without having to make significant changes to the décor and renovations. While upgrading your house, you can imagine what you would want as a buyer and try your best to replicate that.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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