How to Increase Your Homes Market Value

How to Increase Your Homes Market Value

How to Increase Your Home's Market Value for $0.00 Out of Pocket

Unless your home shows at it's very best, it can cost you hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars during its sale, and you might have to wait a very long time before you even receive an offer.

Fortunately, you don't have to spend a fortune to get your hoem ready to sell. Some repairs may be unecessary, such as fixing faulty pluming or painting, but there are several things that you can do for nothing out-of-pocket that will make sure your home shines.

INSIDEMake rooms appear larget by packing away extra furniture and knickknacks.

  • Clean out closets so everything appears orderly. MOst people demand neatness in a home they intend to buy even if their residence is a mess.
  • Always keep your blinds and draperies open and your windows sparkling clean to let as much natural light into your home as possible.
  • Make sure your kitchen is spotless. Rid clutter from countertops and organize your drawers and cabinets. Buyers will look inside.
  • Clean refrigerator. Remove magnets with coupons and your child's artwork.
  • Make sure all floors are as clean as possible. Wax wood floors, shampoo carpets, bleach the grout in tile floors, if necessary.
  • Dust everything in sight, clean dead insects from light fixtures, and polish mirrors.
  • Clean the oven, broiler, and vent hood.
  • Make sure bathrooms are spotless. Hang your best towels. Clean all fixtures.
  • Prune all plants. Throw out dying plants.
  • Take down offensive posters or Artwork from your teen's rooms and put away all toys in younger children's rooms.
  • Make sure your utility room is clean. Don't let laundry stack up.


Clean the garage thoroughly.

Mow the yard and keep it well watered. Edge sidewalks.

Weed any flowerbeds and trim trees and shrubs, if needed. Uproot dead flowers, plants and shrubs.

Sweep all sidewalks, patios and porches.

Remove any rusted swing sets or patio furniture that is rusted, shabby and beyond repair.

Put away all toys, bikes, rollerblades, etc.

Make sure that pets are kept out of the way and pet areas are clean and odor free.

Repair broken sprinkler heads.

Water the lawn only very early in the morning or late in the evening.

Clean the roof and gutters.

Repait a broken or sagging fence. Make Sure that the fence opens and closes without having to use excess force.

Fix the doorbell if it's broken and make sure that the front door is free of debris and dirt, as well as opens and closes with ease.

Move firewood off the ground and away from the house. Otherwise, the area may be notes as conducive to temites or fire ants in a termite inspection.

Park cars down the street during showings.

 CA Department of Real Estate #01313330