Homeowners that want to increase the value of their home before putting it up for sale may not want to start any expensive or time-consuming renovations. Homeowners that just want to do some cheap and quick updates in order to boost the value of their home or attract more potential buyers are in luck. There are lots of ways that they can add value and interest to their home without spending a lot of money or taking on big renovations. Here are 5 quick cheap fixes that will make homes more appealing to potential buyers:

MLS EdmontonGet Professional Cleaning

No matter how tidy the homeowners think they are the house could benefit from a professional cleaning. Potential buyers will instantly be more attracted to the house when they walk in after it’s been professionally cleaned from top to bottom. A sparkling clean home, even if it’s an older home, is going to be more attractive to buyers. Professional cleaning is a smart investment when it comes to getting a home ready to sell.

Lighten Up

Outdated light fixtures make a home look old and dingy. Invest in some new trendy lighting pieces and add more lighting. The more lighting there is the better the house will look. Swap out heavy ornate window treatments for light breezy curtains that will let in plenty of light or use shades and keep them open to make the house as bright as possible.

Get the Windows Cleaned

Many homeowners never think about their outside windows. But over the years dirt, debris, pollen and other debris gets deposited on those windows. That makes them look dingy and dull and makes the inside of the house look drab and dark. It doesn’t cost much to hire a professional window cleaning crew. Most of the time they can get the windows cleaned in a day. The house will look amazing outside and inside and the extra light and shine will attract potential buyers.

Paint the Front Door

Most homeowners immediately think about painting their home when they want to sell it. Painting the interior rooms is a great cheap way to make the house light and bright. But don’t forget about the front door. When potential buyers walk up to the door they should see a newly painted front door set off by planters with big beautiful plants. That’s the way to make a great first impression and create interest in the home. Pick a vivid accent color that complements the color of the house to make the door really stand out.

Get Rid Of Wallpaper

No modern home buyers want to deal with wallpaper. Especially the old wallpaper that is tough to get off and looks tacky. Homeowners that are trying to sell older homes should take the time to get the wallpaper professionally removed and paint the walls instead. That will instantly increase the value of the home and make it a lot more attractive.

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Listing information last updated on December 9th, 2022 at 10:16pm CST.