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Santa Cruz Home Valuations - Cheap Ways to Increase Your Home's Value


When I meet with potential home seller's, I always discuss ways to increase your home's value and maximize your final sale price.  Sometimes people may not have a lot of money to work with and that is just fine - there are ways to increase your home's value on the cheap!

Here are a few tips to help you increase your home's value:

A gallon of paint in the can is worth 10 times as much when you put it on the wall  . . . meaning paint the home!  Interior and exterior if at all possible.  A fresh coat of paint goes a long way in making your home appealing to potential home buyers.

De-clutter and de-personalize - Buyers need to be able to imagine themselves living in your home and if you have a wall full of family photos, they will get distracted by that and not focus on your beautiful home.  

Landscaping - Front and Back yards - The front yard is the first thing a potential home buyer will see, make it a good first impression.  Planting colorful flowers or putting out flower pots helps a lot.  Trim shrubs and trees, make it clean and functional.

Do a deep clean of the home just before you put it on the market.  Dusty window sills and greasy kitchen cabinets are noticed by buyers and could make them think that your home is not well maintained.  One of the hardest sales I ever had was a home that was very dirty, the owner had dogs and there was dog hair all over.  Unfortunately she was not willing to do much cleaning and the home was actually very nice and would have sold quickly had it not been dirty.  Most people understand the value of having a clean home when you are trying to sell.  It is hard to keep your home immaculate every day when it is on the market - but it will pay off!

You do not have to spend a ton of money on your home to get it ready to sell but doing a few simple things will bring you a lot more money in the end and will be well worth it!


Contact me anytime at 831.419.9345 or - Jessica Wallace, Your Santa Cruz Realtor


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Authored by Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor

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