What are the key home improvements to
maximize your value grab a paper and pencil and let’s get started? Hi I’m
Teresa Wellman with homeowner experience.com, a local San Jose California realtor.
Welcome back to my channel. Today we’re going to cover eight tips to maximize
your home’s value and help it sell faster. At the end of this video I will
tell you how to download my 10 curb appeal tips so stick around to the end.
First purge and declutter. Yes you really need to get rid of your personal
collections, storage items, clear out the closets
and all the cabinetry and pack up those items. Think of it as a pre packing step.
It’s really important to minimize those items in your home so that the buyer can
feel the space as well as imagine themselves in there. Also important if at
all possible to store those items away from the property. I highly recommend the
POD, there’s some sort of movable storage device that you can load in your
driveway and then have taken away from the property. The second step is to deep
clean your property. Everybody wants a well-maintained clean property when they
walk in so pay attention to your baseboards, to your door handles, and
doorknobs. Make sure there’s no dirty fingerprints. Also professional cleaning
of your floors and windows is really critical and making your home sparkle.
The third point is paint. Really important. This is a huge thing to
freshen and brighten up your property. Your wall color should coordinate with
the palette of your house. Do you have a warm toned house or a cool-toned house?
If it’s warm, I recommend Kelly Moore snip of tannin.
If you have cool tones in your property I recommend Kelly Moore Malibu beige and
all your trim should be white Swiss coffee from Kelly Moore or Sherwin
Williams is a great option. The fourth point is floors. It’s really important
that you minimize a number of transitions in your house so that it
makes your home flow and feel open. It’s also very important that your flooring
be in really excellent shape. Maybe you need a professional clean, maybe your
hardwood needs a refinish or maybe you need to replace some of the flooring to
make sure it sparkles and looks brand new. The fifth point is to update and
freshen your landscape. Areas that make a really big difference
are fresh mulch in a natural color. Bright flowers or plants that really
make your house pop and coordinate with your front door or your interior as well
as trimming your bushes and trees. And one other quick tip is to fertilize all
of your lawn and your plants so that they look very lush. 6 is updating your
lighting and fixtures. A lot of houses here in San Jose have done remodeling
over time and I find that they have sometimes three four five different
colors of fixtures in their property. Coordinating your fixtures is really key.
Make sure your front door fixture is very fresh and also coordinates with
your kitchen and living spaces. Definitely eliminate any brass from your
property to make it feel fresh and up-to-date and lighting fixtures are
also key. A quick fixture change can update a room for just 150 or 200
dollars. The seventh tip is cabinetry update. Definitely oak is not acceptable
to buyers today. They make it, it feels old and out-of-date so a quick thing you
can do is paint your cabinets. If you do have oak cabinet it really freshens it
up if it’s a vanity and a bathroom you might consider getting one of the
prefabricated ones from your home improvement store. It’s a quick easy way
to give your bathroom a facelift and it only cost between 500 and 700 dollars.
That and the new lighting fixture and it feels like you have a great new bathroom.
And the last point of course is your curb appeal. Curb appeal is really
important to welcome buyers to your home and have them feel attracted to come in and
take a look and even entice them with how the style of the home is. It’s great
if your front of your property coordinates with your interior so if
you’d like to get my 10 tips to maximizing your curb appeal please see
the link below for that download. Now if you need a little bit more guidance on
your property and what items to update specifically feel free to reach out to
me. Thank you so much for watching, I’m Theresa Wellman with homeownerexperience.com. Be sure to subscribe to my channel and hit that little bell if
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