Planning to put your home on the market? If so, it’s very likely that you’re gunning for top dollar. Making more money from the sale of your home, however, often requires that you shell out some cash to make a few updates that can boost its value. Luckily, you don’t need to shell out a fortune as there are lots of inexpensive ways to quickly bolster your home’s value. Here are 4 money-saving tips to consider:

Put on some fresh paint

Want to freshen up your home fast without breaking the bank? A new paint job can add huge value and won’t cost very much. Besides hiding age and other minor flaws, paint can really brighten up the home and bring it back to life.

Try to stick to neutral colors that are likely to appeal to a greater audience. You don’t have to paint the entire house—just concentrate on the rooms that buyers often deem as the most important, such as the master bedroom, the foyer, living room, and kitchen. A fresh paintjob in the bathrooms will also likely go over well too.

Let there be light!

Dated or poor lighting in the home can make your indoor spaces look sad and dreary. Give your home a little lift and chase the darkness away with modern lighting. Bright and cheerful lighting will make the room come alive and can give buyers a favorable impression of your home.

Be sure not to overlook lights outside your home: According to the National Association of Home Builders’ “What Home Buyers Really Want” survey, roughly 41% of homebuyers consider outdoor lighting essential. Keeping your porch lights on doesn’t just have aesthetic benefits, it can be a deterrent for unwelcome “guests” who can threaten your home’s security.

Care for your lawn 

An unkempt garden won’t earn you any brownie points. When potential homebuyers come over to check out your home, a yard that’s overgrown with weeds will be a major turn-off. Clean and spruce up your landscaping further by buying a few healthy plants and planting them strategically in the yard, or place them around the home. It’s best you buy plants that require minimal upkeep, preferably those that are native to your area.

If you keep your hedges regularly trimmed, cut the grass short, and get rid of low-hanging or dead branches, you’ll find it relatively easy to reap better monetary rewards from your home’s sale. Basic lawn maintenance that will typically run you to some $300 can generate a return of 303% or $1,000, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors.

Change your front door

One of the simplest and quickest ways to spruce up your home and make a great first impression is by changing your front door. An inviting front door says “welcome” in the nicest of ways and impacts significantly on your home’s overall appeal. A new coat of paint can do the trick, but if you do decide to spring for a total door replacement, you’ll find it well worth the expense. You can recover as much as 75% of your cost when you sell your home

Get the best offers and the quickest sale for your home in Park City. Let the local real estate experts of Team Schlopy show you how it’s done. Call (435) 640-5660 or email info@teamschlopy.com for more information.