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5 simple ways to increase your home resale value

Getting top dollar on your home is a real thing, and some mistakes can cost you tens of thousands in earnings (browse our blog for stories). Here are 5 simple ways to make sure you get it right.

1. maximize the usable value of each room.

Take advantage of every inch of your home by maximizing the usable value of each room. Consider removing bulky furniture, adding functional storage solutions, and creating multi-functional spaces that can serve multiple purposes.

2. stage through the buyer's eyes.

Stage it correctly. That doesn’t always mean renting furniture — and it definitely doesn’t mean leaving out cookies and welcome signs. What it does mean is arranging your space and decor to highlight value to a touring buyer.

3. avoid isolated remodel projects.

Don’t spot remodel without checking with a real estate expert — it could really hurt your earnings in the end. First, get advice on what will bring more value to your home before you invest your money.

4. nail the list price.

List price is a biggie. If you list your home too high, it may sit on the market for months without any offers. On the other hand, listing your home too low could deter skeptical buyers. Work with a real estate agent to determine the best list price for your home based on market conditions and recent sales in your area. Listing too high or too low could really mess up your home’s correct exposure and end up hurting your final sale price.

5. carefully plan your marketing.

Market wisely. There are so many details to this point, but the right avenues and approaches do make a difference because they reach more of the buyers who would actually be interested in your place.

Our advice: Talk to an agent. NAR data shows the median Realtor-listed home sold for $120k more than by owner -- because the right agent is a pro at #1-5 and will help you net more.

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