As a smart homeowner, you probably see your home as not only a place to do life but also as one of the best ways to build wealth through home equity. Selling your home, apartment, or office space at the market price may be a bit easier but selling it at a higher price is harder than you think. Even if the location of the property increases the value of the house, the house itself must be at the highest level in order to get above the market price.
1. Add More Space
Larger homes tend to sell for more. Handling furniture, lighting, and mirrors with other furniture can bring air and brightness to your home. Mirrors can make space look larger and brighter. Instead of removing furniture to give it a spacious look, keep the furniture for a more spacious layout and feel. However, do not add too much furniture where it is difficult to navigate through the house.
Maintaining the exterior of your home increases the value of the home, as landscaping is the first thing a buyer sees in most homes. A well-maintained garden or lawn reduces the bargaining power of the buyer.
3. Lightning is Key
A home with dim lighting, especially in Sri Lanka, will put off a buyer, as many buyers here prefer a well-lit home. A bright living environment enhances the mood of a buyer while visiting the home. Therefore, focus on getting more natural light in the morning and brighter lights at night.
4. Comfort for Feet
You need to look good where you stand. Consider removing and replacing worn carpet, repairing broken tiles, and nailing away wood floors.
5. Comfort for Eye
The interior and/or exterior walls of your home should be in excellent condition. Broken walls and fancy colors can turn potential buyers away. Paint the walls if necessary as this will play a big role in enhancing the value of your home.