5 Affordable Home Upgrades That Will Boost Your Los Angeles Home Value

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Why spend money and time fixing up a house you won’t be living in for much longer if you plan on selling it? The explanation is simple: today’s buyers want ready-to-move-in homes and very few are keen on taking on a fixer-upper. With those odds, you should start with a few quick and easy upgrades. This ensures that your house will sell quickly and for the highest possible profit. 

Here are 5 low-cost improvements you can do to sell your Los Angeles home fast and get the best price possible.

Paint Cabinets

You can get the same great result for very little money by painting the cabinets or shelves in the kitchen and bathroom. Painting with light neutral colors is recommended by real estate experts because it allows potential buyers to visualize themselves in the space. Your home won’t sell any faster if you paint the walls lime green or decorate with terra cotta, no matter how much you adore those colors. If you want to increase your home’s worth without spending a fortune on renovations, paint your walls a neutral color.

Paint Exterior Doors

Painting the exterior of your home is a relatively inexpensive improvement that can have a significant impact on its resale value. Even brand new constructions can be given instant curb appeal with a brightly colored front door. Investing just half a gallon in instilling moral fiber pays off in the long run. One of the best ways to make a good impression on potential buyers is to paint or replace the external doors. Also, the garage is important, so don’t overlook it.  

Powerwash Exterior

A power washer’s worth isn’t fully appreciated unless it’s used on one’s own home. Your walkway, for example, is not the “focal point” of your yard because it is merely an element there. However, after you’ve given it a good power washing, what then? It ends up being the focus of attention!  Since we’re used to seeing the same things over and over again, we tend to ignore how mundane they have become. We forget their true potential until we give them a thorough cleaning. That’s right, we’re still talking about sidewalks. 

Refinish Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors are cherished for their endurance and durability, but they can quickly become worn and outdated due to frequent use. It’s hard to realize that, just a few short decades ago, those floors were hidden under tile, carpet, and vinyl. Yikes. These gems are hidden treasures that can be polished up for maximum return on investment with least effort. 

To attract prospective buyers without sacrificing your home’s classic character, consider refinishing your hardwood flooring.

Don’t Forget Landscaping

The value of your home can be greatly increased by investing just a couple of days in landscaping. It seems obvious that you should spend a few days and very little money to maximize the return on the sale of your home. 

Get your gardening tools and head outside. You should give the lawn some TLC by reseeding it or mowing it, and you should trim the bushes and mulch the flowerbeds and areas surrounding the trees. For added curb appeal, have a professional tree trimmer remove any overhanging branches or trash instead of doing it yourself.