When you are about to put your home up for sale, you want to do anything to make the house look more expensive, to help drive interest and increase your sale price!

It may not be necessary to completely overhaul your home prior to putting it on the market, but there are several very simple updates that you can do inexpensively that will go a long way to boost your return and even make the house sell faster.

Let me introduce to you 7 Ways to Make Your House Look More Expensive!

1. Paint the interior an elegant color

A little paint goes a long way! Not only does a new coat of paint instantly make your walls look fresh and clean, it will make your home more appealing to the majority of buyers. You may love your bright yellow and hot pink living room, but it will turn off a lot of potential buyers! Interior walls should be neutral colors. This is a quick and inexpensive way to brighten up your home and make it appeal both in person and in advertising photos.

2. Clean & declutter rooms

You want to aim to have one single focal point in your decor per room. This may be a bright flower vase in your living room or accent throw pillows. Think minimal! The fewer amount of furniture and décor you have, the larger your room will look and the more light will come into the room (we will talk about lighting in our next tip).

By cleaning and decluttering your home prior to listing you are not only making your home look more expensive, you are getting yourself a head start on the moving process!

3. Update your fixtures

Updated fixtures can make any room look more sophisticated and modern! You don’t need to spend a lot of money doing so, but this will go a long way in increasing the value of your home! It will also help brighten up your space!

4. Invest in new garage doors

The exterior of your home is the first thing buyers will see, so you want to set the tone before they even open your front door. Curb appeal is a major factor in selling homes and if you can give your exterior a facelift, it won’t go unnoticed!

This upgrade will be pricier; however you are guaranteed to recoup this investment.

5. New kitchen appliances

More expensive homes tend to have stainless steel appliances, making the kitchen very appealing to potential buyers for a couple of reasons! Not only will the new kitchen appliances make the space look updated, cleaner and more expensive, but it’s a great selling feature letting the buyer know these fixtures have recently been replaced!

6. Add crown moldings

Crown moldings are an elegant addition and classic detail that will really set your house apart. If you want to take it a step further, new, wider baseboards will increase the value of your home as well!

7. New window treatments

If you have been in your home for a while and still have the existing window treatments, it is very likely that they are outdated! Stay away from dark colors and patterned curtains. The more natural light coming into your home, the better! You can accomplish this by using neutral colors and light materials for your window treatments.

Written By Jesse Chidwick
Sales Representative
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