You’re ready to sell your home. That’s great! How much will it sell for? That’s a great question and one that you have some control over. Obviously you want to find a great real estate agent to help you sell your home, but you can also do a few home improvements to help increase property value. Let’s take a look at our 15 favorite ways!

  1. Fresh PaintWays to Increase Property Value Before Selling Your Home

    This is probably the easiest way to increase property value. Make sure all of the rooms have neutral paint colors. If they don’t, give them a new coat of paint. Even adding a fresh coat of paint over already neutral walls is a great idea to brighten up the room.

  2. Add a porch

    If you have the space (and time) adding a front or back porch can really increase property value. Plus it’ll add curb appeal, which everyone loves.

  3. Add More Shelving

    Everyone loves storage. Make sure your home, especially if it’s older, has adequate storage for a family. No one wants their clutter seen by everyone, so adding more shelving or storage is a great way to increase property value.

  4. Create Additional Storage

    This ties right into #3 above, but it’s worth mentioning on its own as well. A great way to increase property value is to add more storage. Think about the garage, closets, and the basement. Having shelving and great storage is going to make the home feel bigger because people will be able to envision their “stuff” in the storage areas and not all over the living room floor.

  5. Update Kitchen Lighting

    Many people will tell you that completely redoing your kitchen is a sure fire way to sell a home. However, we believe that a little lighting can go a long way in increasing your home’s property value.

  6. Update Kitchen Backsplash

    Another thing to update in the kitchen without doing a complete overhaul is the backsplash. It can help add new character to the home, and it’ll be nice and clean – which gives the entire kitchen a new look.

  7. Go Energy Efficient

    Depending on how much money you want to spend, there are plenty of ways to go energy efficient in your home which will increase property value. Consider adding new energy efficient windows or appliances.

  8. Add Molding

    Molding is a great way to get a newer, more modern look in a home on a budget. This can be an easy DIY project, even for someone who typically hires out projects.

  9. Update Landscaping

    Not wanting to make changes inside? Add a few new landscaping touches outside the home and watch the property value increase like crazy! Make sure to do your research, because landscaping jobs can get quite pricey.

  10. Paint the Outside

    If there is even a shadow of a doubt about the appearance of your home from the outside, you should seriously consider repainting it. There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint o help make your home look great to a prospective buyer.

  11. Redo an Attic or Basement

    Have you been avoiding finishing the attic or basement for awhile now? Getting that area fixed up before you sell is a great way to increase property value. You’ll be adding an additional room (or maybe even floor!) to your home, so obviously the price you’ll be able to get will reflect that as well.

  12. Add a Kitchen Island

    If you have the room, adding a kitchen island is a great way to increase property value. Everyone loves having counter space, so this is a great way to get some more!

  13. Install New Showerheads

    Isn’t it crazy how a great hotel has the most amazing showers? You can get that same experience at home when you buy the right showerhead.

  14. Install New Faucets

    Now that you’ve taken care of the showerhead, why not go ahead and update the faucets as well. If you want to take it another step further, consider purchasing deeper sinks as well.

  15. Refinish Wood Floors

    Make sure your wood floors are looking their absolute best. There’s nothing worse than scratched, scuffed floors to a prospective buyer. A little extra time and money will help increase property value.

There you have it – our 15 favorite ways to increase property value of your home! Make sure to contact your real estate agent to help determine which projects would be worthwhile in your home, as every house is going to be different. Patty here at Colorado Mountain Real Estate would love to help you sell your home. Contact her today to see what other ways you can increase property value.