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6 Summer Projects to Increase Your Home’s Value

Want to finally tackle that home to-do list that has been sitting around your home for some time? As a Simi Valley Realtor I can testify that Summer is the perfect time to get to it. Not only will it feel great to check things off your “to-do list” at the same time so can also add value to your home by making it more attractive to potential buyers. Here are some fun projects you can tackle this summer.
• Get your yard in shape: You can make your lawn look amazing without being a master gardener. Start by clearing away leaves and other debris. Next mow it, pull weeds and dead leaves and shrubs. You will be amazed at how these little things will add value to your home and increase its curb appeal. If you really want to sculpt your yard into a thing to be envied, you may also wish to visit a nursery to purchase flowers, plants, young trees etc. The time, money and energy you invest in getting your yard into shape will pay huge dividends when it comes time to put your home on the market.
• Repair and refresh any walkways: Cracks in concrete, loose bricks or chipped stones are small things that can make your home look cheap. They can also create a safety hazard for your family and others who visit your property. Consider pulling weeds from the cracks in your cement, sealing those cracks, power washing walkways, etc. You should also try re-paving your driveway if it is in disrepair.
• Add or upgrade outdoor lighting: Ample outdoor lighting not only makes your home look better, it also helps instill in potential buyers a sense of security. If you have a deck or patio, string lights can make it more inviting and help you better enjoy those gorgeous summer nights at home!
• Paint the exterior: The best time to paint the exterior of your home is in the summer. You’d be amazed at how much a little paint job can add value to your home and how much fun you can have doing it.
• Repaint the interior: If it has been a while since you painted the interior of your home, it is probably time to consider a new paint job. You may even wish to change the entire color scheme.
• Renovate (or update) the bathroom/kitchen: Let’s not neglect the inside of your home. Clean, attractive kitchens and bathrooms are also huge magnets when it comes to selling a home. You can go for a major, professional renovation or you can go small by buying a new vanity, adding a low-flush toilet, re-tiling surfaces, replacing faucets and shower heads, etc.
These are a just a few summer projects you can undertake in order to beautify and increase the value of your home. There are many other things you can do plus apps that can help you envision the final outcome of your efforts. As a local Simi Valley realtor it is my experience that people who take great care of their home get a much better price when it is time to sell. Contact me if you are interested in seeing the value of your Simi Valley home for sale.