5 Pro Tips to Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

Home buyers will pay special attention to your lawn’s condition. (DepositPhotos)

3. Work Hard on Your Lawn

Whether you take the time to weed, mulch, trim grass and blow leaves, or you hire an outside company, when it comes time to sell, potential buyers will acknowledge the work by paying more for your home.

Agent insights say that a manicured lawn can yield $2,000 or more to your home’s value at resale.

Paver column with paver patio
A paver patio is the perfect addition for a backyard paradise, but it won’t affect your home’s resale value.

4. Patios Don’t Boost Profits

Who doesn’t like spending time in the quiet of their yard when the weather’s nice? While a beautiful patio area is a worthwhile investment, don’t expect to profit from it when it comes to resale.

Agent insights suggest that sellers see a pretty equal return on their investment when it comes to patios and high-end landscaping projects at resale, so build that patio or pond for your enjoyment — not to increase your home value.

House with a 'for sale' sign beside it
Give buyers what they want and your home will sell (and make you a profit) in no time. (DepositPhotos)

5. Know When to Sell

Your property looks its finest when the weather is nice, so most markets see a boost in buying activity at the beginning of summer.

Almost 68 percent of agents say it’s easier to sell in the summer than in the fall, and 92 percent of agents say that summer buyers are more motivated so that they’re settled before the start of a new school year.

With a few tweaks, you can have your home looking its finest when it comes time to sell, and most importantly, you’ll have increased your home value.

Take a look at your local market, talk to a top agent in your area, and determine the best time to sell your home for the most profit.

A little planning can go a long way and pad your wallet!


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