One: Removing Clutter from a Home
If you are trying to list your home on the real estate market, then there are several low-cost ways to improve a property. The first way is almost free because it involves removing clutter from a home’s rooms and closets to throw away or sell at a yard sale. With this process, it is possible to earn additional money to pay for other improvements.
Two: Cleaning a Home Thoroughly
Potential buyers want to see homes that are spotlessly clean, and it is inexpensive to wash all the surfaces in each room with basic cleansers. You can mix white vinegar with warm water to clean a home’s windows and walls. Make sure to sanitize the inside of appliances and cabinets because home shoppers also inspect these items.
Three: Shampoo Wall-to-Wall Carpets
Rent a carpet shampooer from a local store to remove stains and debris from a home’s wall-to-wall carpets. Complete this chore after removing clutter in order to shampoo all the carpets in one day to avoid needing to rent the equipment more than once. To save money, check the prices for renting carpet-cleaning equipment to find the best deal.
Four: Painting a Home’s Walls
Real estate agents suggest painting a home’s walls in basic colors such as off-white or white instead of customized colors. With neutral color walls, a new buyer can move in quickly without worrying about redecorating. A bucket of paint can cost about $15.00 but will make a huge difference in the way a room looks. Some paint stores offer free perks such as disposable stirring sticks to keep the cost of painting reasonable.
Five: Make Lawns Look Attractive
The first thing that buyers see upon arriving at a home is its exterior, so make sure to remove dead leaves and trash from the lawns. Use garden shears to trim shrubbery that is located on a home’s lawns. You can also plant flowers in boxes or along pathways to make a home more attractive.
Six: Install New Window Blinds
If the window blinds in a home are in bad condition, then make sure to install new ones in each room. Only install neutral colors that make it easy for new buyers to cover with their own draperies or curtains.
Seven: Repair a Bathroom’s Fixtures
New homeowners want to have perfect bathroom fixtures, and if your home has chipped sinks, bathtubs and shower stalls, then it is easy to make repairs. You can buy do-it-yourself refinishing kits to fill in chips with putty or cover ugly scratches. Completing this update on your own is less expensive than hiring an expert, and the kits are affordable.