Here is the number one tip to add value before the sale:
Improve your home’s curb appeal.
Go across the street and take a picture of your home in black and white.
Is it appealing to you? Will it be appealing to the average home buyer? In most cases this answer is no.
- You can add flowers to the landscaping (yellow flowers are best) experts say yellow flowers make people feel welcome and make them want to come inside.
- Adding mulch is also an inexpensive way to improve your home’s curb appeal.
- Putting a planter around the mailbox works wonders.
The majority of the time if a home buyer isn't attracted to the exterior of the home, they are not going to want to come inside (although the inside could be very appealing), they'll never know because they just drove right by.