3 Tips to Boost Your Home’s Value Before the Appraisal



If you’re looking to sell your home and want to ensure you’re able to get a reasonable return on your investment, it’s important that you consider the wear and tear you’ve put into the dwelling. Oftentimes, if you want to attract sellers at a higher price, it’s going to take some refreshing and updating first. 

Here are 3 things you can do before your house is appraised to increase its value. 

1. Make Modest, Important Upgrades

The most important thing to remember when it comes to updating your home before selling is that any blemish will count against you. Simple things like a wall with lots of holes from the nails where picture frames once hung, or scuffed up floors can reduce the value of your home overall. The best thing to do is to start with a fresh cleaning and coat of paint on everything – that eliminates the small things that could lessen the value on the home. Next begin a list of the outdated things (light fixtures, outlets, wall paper) you never were able to update but you know for sure are an eyesore. Many of these can be weekend DIY projects and can go a long way in keeping the value of your house high.

2. Have a Seller Inspection Done

Seller inspections are typically used as a pre-sale tool to help home buyers understand any issues that could potentially hold up or reduce an offer when selling their home. A professional inspector will check for major issues with the dwelling as well as  any small problems that might need to be made to code. It’s also a great way to feel reassured when a buyer inspection is done on the home that there will be no surprises. 

3. Consider Major Repairs 

Based on what is uncovered during your seller’s inspection , you may need to make a decision whether or not doing any large repairs or upgrades to the home will be worth it in the long run. Some large renovation needs could end up costing a lot more than you will ever get back. It could be worth it to just make the buyer aware of the repairs needed and take the lower price point. 

Accuracy Plus Home Inspections has provided successful inspections to buyers, sellers, and real estate agents in CT for over a decade.