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Thursday, July 7, 2016   /   by Cheri Benjamin

4 TIPS PROPERTY VALUE INCREASES YOU CAN DO FOR FREE

If you’re selling your home on a tight budget, there’s no need to break the bank to raise your property value. There are a handful of projects you can do for free, all of which will go a long way towards hooking a buyer. Here are a few of them:

 

1)    Touch Up The Paint. You don’t need to repaint your walls before selling a home, but you should touch up any smudges that won’t wipe off. Chances are good that you’ve got some leftover paint in your cellar or shed from the last time the walls were painted, so stir it up and lay it on where needed. It will take some time for the new paint to darken and match, so make sure you do this at least a week before showing the house.

 

2)    Fill Wasted Space. If there’s a room in your house that’s not really doing much, it’s time to give it some purpose. Add a desk and a computer, then tell people it’s an office. Or maybe you’d. ...

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Monday, June 27, 2016   /   by Cheri Benjamin

HAVING A NICE BACKYARD AND HOW IT ADDS PROPERTY VALUE

Creating a beautiful backyard isn’t something that comes up in real estate selling tips very often. Because the backyard is behind the home and usually doesn’t have major impact on curb appeal, most sellers spend their time and energy on landscaping the front yard. But spending some time behind the house can make a big difference. Here are some real estate tips for quickly sprucing up the backyard:

 



Basic maintenance. At the very least, you should make sure the lawn is trimmed and green, relatively free of weeds and safe. Even if they can’t see if from the curb, people will still venture into the backyard, so make sure it’s neat and clean even if you’re not planning on doing anything else.




Decks and patios. If the home doesn’t already have a deck or patio, this could be a great opportunity to add some extra value to the property. The most important thing to remember when building a deck or patio is to ...

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