Whether you’re looking to sell your home in Wilmington tomorrow or not for a few years down the road, there are some incredibly simple things that you can do today to increase the value of your home.

The higher the home’s value, the higher the selling price and the quicker that it sells. Meaning, increasing the value of your home is an important thing to do. Best of all? You don’t even need to spend your life’s savings to do it! Or at least break the bank that is.

Here are 5 super simple ways to increase the value of your home.


1.) Assess the Current Situation

Not every home improvement is apparent. In fact, some of the most major home repairs go completely unnoticed, until inspection that is. Problems such as roofing repairs, termite infestation, and even electrical repairs can slip right under your radar. Small problems can become a huge expense if they are put off for too long. Opt to have an inspection done to prevent any unexpected surprises.


2.) Paint and Play

If you’ve ever painted a room before, then you know this first hand. Paint can make a huge difference in a room’s appearance. There are few better ways to brighten a room’s appearance. Not to mention there are few things more appealing to potential homebuyers than a fresh coat of paint. With a gallon of paint only costing between $20-30, there are few home improvements as cost-effective as painting.


3.) Reduce Energy Costs

Do you find yourself having to spend a fortune just to heat or cool your home properly? Energy costs can add up over time and can be a turnoff to potential buyers if too high. Not to mention it will cost you more in the meantime. Consider having an energy audit done to see how you can maximize your energy efficiency.


4.) Invest in a Little Landscape

While you may not have a green thumb, planting a few trees and spending even just a little bit of time on your lawn can really pay off. Flowers, shrubs, and pretty plants can add curb appeal to any home. Stick to selecting low maintenance and native plants to maximize your budget.


5.) Opt for a Spring Cleaning

So it may be a bit closer to fall than spring, but there’s never a bad time to clean. Even if you clean your home on a weekly basis, there are still some spots that are in need of a little sprucing up. Crunched for time or hate cleaning? Opt for a cleaning service. In a few short hours, your home will be spotless.


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