‘GMA’ on a Money: 4 Tips to Add Value to Your Home on a Limited Budget
August 3, 2015 - accent chair
For a Ponisciak family, home honeyed home isn’t so sweet.
Joe and Heather Ponisciak are fervent to sell their four-bedroom home in Mount Holly, New Jersey, so they can pierce to be closer to Heather’s pursuit in Philadelphia.
Their home was primarily listed for $325,000. They’ve already forsaken a cost twice, though it hasn’t sole so far.
“Good Morning America” brought in home pattern consultant Christiane Lemieux to see what could be finished to spin things around. With a bill of $2,000, she got to work.
The initial step was to emanate a grand entrance. The residence had been dim behind an unsightly fence, so, with $200 value of paint and primer, a initial sense was transformed.
The subsequent step was to get absolved of any dim or colourful colors in a residence – such as a burgundy in a master bedroom.
“White paint goes such a prolonged approach … where you’re permitting people to design themselves in your space,” Lemieux said.
Then, it was time to declutter and depersonalize. It’s an critical step, since too many family photos and residence plants make it harder for buyers to suppose themselves during home, Lemieux said.
The final step was to residence a furniture. According to Lemieux, a family’s aged red cot was too large and confidant for a vital room. For only $500, she transposed a cot with dual new sofas and an accent chair.
When a Ponisciaks came home a week later, they screamed and hugged any other, gay with a changes that greeted them.
Real estate representative Sylvia Boyer of RE/MAX did an eccentric evaluation. Boyer, who is not a couple’s agent, believes a Ponisciaks’ home could fetch about $10,000 to $15,000 above a stream seeking cost of $298,900.
Extra Tips to Help Make Your Home More Saleable
1. Smell counts! Homes that smell good are some-more expected to sell. Those looking to make a sale should deposit in scented candles, uninformed flowers or cruise baking cookies immediately before an open house. All infer effective.
2. Pictures are key. Make certain online photos of a home are taken in good light and from good angles. All confusion should be private from bedrooms (and don’t forget to mislay photos and magnets from refrigerators). Don’t demur to get adult on a ladder or supplement additional lights to a room when we take your photos — and make certain we are regulating a good camera. If we don’t have one, steal one. Many would-be buyers of homes delicately investigate online photos in allege and won’t even worry checking out a home in chairman if they hold a cinema unattractive.
3. Consider including some seat in a sale of your home in a bid to tighten a understanding or boost a seeking price. It can be a win-win for a buyers and sellers.
4. Move your seat around to give a apparition of some-more space.