We all want to make sure that our home not only holds its value, but increases it as well. That way if needs were to change or a move were in order, the home could be sold for a profit, making the move that much easier. Here are a few very simple, quick, ways to make sure that this happens.
Homeowners often get into a lull with maintaining and fixing broken or worn items in their houses. One thing leads to another, which eventually leads to repairs costing thousands of dollars. Instead of waiting, take action the moment you realize something is wearing out and fix it or call a handyman -- it will save you money in the future and help maintain the value of your home.
There is an obvious correlation between the value of homes that are kept up with (at least) a weekly cleaning and those that don't. Not only will your home look nice and be clean for company, it will stay in good condition longer and avoid having bugs and rodents inside the garage, home, and attic. Homes that have actively used a pest control service can be sold for more than those that didn't. Make it easier on yourself by committing to a good cleaning on a weekly basis, scheduled in at the same time each week so that a habit will be formed.
Think Outside the Box
The inside of your home may be the top priority for you, but don't forget to do basic maintenance on your lawn and surrounding areas. Remember, this is the first thing that potential buyers and renters see when they pull up. In fact, the looks matter so much that a recent study said that simply raking, aerating, mowing, and maintaining a basic lawn yields over a 300% ROI when it comes to selling!