So you've made the important decision to put your home on the market. All research of similar homes for sale, their asking prices, and their time on the market have been completed. Only one question still remains.

What's next?

Simple. A little do-it-yourself work will go a long way in attracting buyers to your home. Today, we're going to discuss 5 easy DIY tips that will see you increase the value of your Austin home for sale. These tips are cost-effective and require minimal effort, but the results can have a positive impact on your asking price.

Cost-Effective Landscaping

Think a little more greenery would go a long way to make an amazing first impression? Head on over to your local Austin garden center and browse for some beautiful plants, shrubs, and flowers to add the perfect touch to your homes exterior. There is always a great selection available and they're extremely cost-friendly.

One thing to take into consideration is the type of plants to select. The best selection are plants commonly found in the Austin area. Homes in Austin are often exposed to hot temperatures. As the home is exposed, so are your gardens, flowers, and trees. Look for plants that require minimal water and can take the heat of a hot day to best accentuate the exterior appearance of your home.

Self-Check Potential Home Repairs

Your home requires some TLC to remain at tip top shape. When it comes time to sell your house, it is super important to do your own home inspection. No one knows your home like you do, so checking out things like roof structure, the drainage system, and potential entrances for insects are little problems that could turn into big ones when it comes time to sell. If you're unsure where to even begin with this process, don't fret! Contact a JB Goodwin REALTOR® to get started.

Paint suppliesPainting

Paint goes a long way in the design and style of a home. Applying a fresh coat of paint adds a perfect touch to any room. Often times subtle paint colors can complement a room beautifully. Take some time to assess the colors you currently have around your home. Your local paint store can certainly help you pick out a neutral color that will accent your rooms prior to selling. Paint, rollers, brushes, and trays are not overly expensive and can be purchased for a total of around $50.

Deep Cleaning

One of the first things a potential buyer will notice about a home is cleanliness. Little things like dust, stains, nicks, and smudges can be a big deterrent to a potential sale. Take the time to thoroughly go through every inch of your home and clean, clean, clean! Look at vents, window ledges, and blinds as major dust sources. Hard to reach areas will have built up dirt over time and should be taken care of. Make that first impression a memorable one by showing off your home in an absolutely pristine state.

Ask A Real Estate Agent

This one is invaluable. Real estate agents are the best source of information regarding tips and tricks to increase the value of a home. So why not use one to your advantage? Contacting an agent to go through your home will go a long way towards the potential sell value. You may find agents willing to check your home for improvements free of charge! You can take the recommendations and advice your agent gives you and compile your own list of DIY projects to work on.

Looking to sell your home? Contact JB Goodwin REALTORS® for information on selling your home in Austin today!

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