9 Ways to increase the value of my house by $25,000 by only spending $1,000?

Whether you are planning on putting your home on the market, or just want to "WOW" everyone for your next party, I have a few budget friendly tips that will increase the value of your home.

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Clean, Clean, Clean!

I know this one sounds like a "no duh," but there is nothing more inexpensive and beneficial then cleaning the entire home from top to bottom. Baseboards, blinds, windows, closets, walls, insides of appliances, etc. A clean home feels maintained, smells fresh, and buyers will reward you in their offer price. 

$12.21 - Windex, general cleaning spray, sponges, toilet cleaner, etc.


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Loose the Gold!

Gold light fixtures, door handles, kitchen knobs, faucets, they all have got to go! Millenials will especially see these items as "dated" and it will reflect this in their offer price. 

We purchased a simple Ikea chandelier, a light for the entry and spray painted all of the gold door handles with Rust-Oleum "Oil Rubbed Bronze" colored paint.

$14.44 for two cans of paint, entry light $100 and $59.08 for the dinning room light.



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Up your Curb Appeal Game!

This can be done simply, affordably, and can make or break someone having good vibes before they even open your front door.

Paint the front door a color that compliments your home. Yellow doors are really in right now, but you can never go wrong with a cranberry red. Bright white is popular too.

Mulch the garden. 1 yard of mulch can fill most gardens entire front yard. Trim the yard, and cut back over grown bushes. You want your yard to look and feel maintained. I like to finish things off with a new front door mat and a new potted plant.

$89.64 for the mulch, $14.01 for the pot and plant, $20.74 for the mat, $11 for the door paint.  


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Declutter!

Get rid of any wasted furniture, or over sized items. One of the biggest things that makes a home sit on the market and sell for less is the sense of clutter. Make you home feel open, bright, organized and big. Clutter makes your home feel cramped, dark, unorganized and small.

Free!


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Fix your kitchen!

Get everything off the counters. Put the mixer away, cookie jar, storage containers, etc. These make your kitchen feel cluttered, unorganized and highlight the lacks storage. Remove everything, including magnets off of the fridge. Now that you have decluttered it's time to clean everything. Simple and affordable updates are, new paint, new faucet, and a new light fixture. 

New paint was $28 for a gallon, $112.11 for a kitchen faucet, and $97 for a new light fixture. We also had to paint the ceiling which was $14


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Spruce up those bathrooms!

Bathrooms really sell a home, so again, it's time to loose all the gold, clean, declutter, and refresh. I suggest some fresh linens, a new shower curtain (if necessary) and recaulk the showers, sinks and tub. Make sure the master bathroom feels like a retreat. Candles around the tub, a simple plant, and a fresh floor bathmat.

3 sets of towels $41, new bath mat $11.52, $9.89 shower curtain and an updated light fixture for $44. We also painted ours a nice light gray color for $21


Don't forget the backyard!

In this example we were lucky that our sellers had a newer set of table a chairs. If you don't I suggest buying a $98.00 park bench table from Lowes and use some of our left over paint to punch it up. Power wash the walk ways, cut the lawn, trim bushes and mulch flower beds. Replace broken, worn or missing fence boards.

$98.00 for park bench, and $24.08 for 4 bags of mulch. We had to replace 16 fence boards and one 2x4 which was $34.12


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Make needed repairs!

Don't let minor repairs eat away at your profit. In this example we replaced a vanity drawer roller $6.71, replace a dripping out door faucet $4.21, oiled a difficult sliding door $3.70, glued down a corner of laminate flooring $2.14, adjusted the side gate latch, replaced a broken light switch $2, replaced missing glass on outdoor light $12 and replaced two broken sprinklers $8.00

 

We did it! By spending $946.21 we have updated every room in the house. Buyers will feel as though this home is fresh, clean, maintained, and most of all ready to make an offer! Our before appraisal was $215,000. The home was listed for $235,000, and sold for $240,000. Missions accomplished! 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: THIS ARTICLE "Increase the value of your house by $25,000 by only spending $1,000"  WAS PROVIDED BY GLENN TOMPKINS. A REALTOR IN THE SACRAMENTO AREA. MY TEAM OFFERS OVER 30 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE, SO IF YOU’RE THINKING OF SELLING OR BUYING, I’D LOVE TO SHARE OUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE.

 

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