Every seller’s ultimate goal is to gain the maximum return on investment in the least amount of time when selling their home. You don’t need to break the bank to make improvements to your home that will increase the value and help you sell faster. You can dramatically boost the worth of your home by making these small, cost-effective changes to your home. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to sell your property at the best possible price, or a first-time homeowner who doesn’t have the budget for a full-scale renovation.

Whatever your circumstances are for renovating, here are a few cost-effective home improvement tips to increase the value of your home.

  1. Landscaping

First impressions are everything, according to eXp Realty Realtors, Upgrading your Landscape can add up to a 27% increase in value to your home. Adding artificial grass, real grass or bark may go a long way.

2. Upgrade Your Home’s Entrance

Just like your landscape, the front of your home is the first thing potential buyers will see, some of the things you can do is paint your door, add plants, lighting, painting the home, etc.

3. Upgrade Your Fixtures

Small details like this can add a refreshing look to your home and take it to the next level, faucets, doorknobs, and locks are all fairly affordable and easy to upgrade.

4. Update Your Window Frames

By adding molding and a new apron, you can make your windows appear larger. You can also paint the inside of your window frames, this will affect the overall look of your home.

4. Invest in Your Kitchen

New appliances or upgraded countertops tend to give the biggest return on your investment. You’re not actually selling your house, you’re selling your kitchen – that’s how important it is.


Renovating your home is more than just an expensive process—it’s a time-consuming one, as well.  So knowing, ahead of time, what home improvements to make to your home that can add major value can end up saving you thousands of dollars.

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Published On: March 2nd, 2022 / Categories: Blog, Sell /

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