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Monday, December 7, 2015

A Tucson Seller Asks: How Can I Increase My Home's Value without Breaking the Bank?

I often have Tucson sellers ask if they should renovate the kitchen, add a pool or patio or some other dramatic improvement in order to increase the potential sale price of their home. And while such improvements will increase the appeal of the home, it is unlikely that the seller will get the full return on their investment in such improvements.

Some of my best recommendations to increase potential sale value are also some of the cheapest.

First of all...CLEAN AND DECLUTTER!  Seriously, how much can that cost?  I know you love them, but do you really want your potential buyers to be distracted by your collection of baseball caps artfully arranged on all four walls of your den? So my advice for sellers is to start packing, rent a storage unit and picture their home as prospective buyers will on their visits.

My second bit of sage advice? Maximize curb appeal. Trim and clean up the front landscaping, and have the house properly painted and beautiful as well. I have driven up to houses with buyers in the back seat who have told me to drive on after viewing the front and the landscaping.  Curb appeal is so very important.

I could go on and on but here is a link to a great list of 10 frugal ways to help your house without breaking the bank.

10 Cheap Ways to Increase a Home’s Value

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