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If you’re planning on selling your home this summer on Camano Island there are few things that you can do for a quick and easy upgrade, potentially increase your home’s value and improving your profit. Here are six easy ways to increase your homes value for a summer sale.

#1. Paint.6 Easy Ways to Increase Your Home's Value for a Summer Sale

Paint is always an easy fix whether it’s interior or exterior. At the very least, you should consider painting the exterior trim of your house. This adds a fresh look and makes the color pop. You might also consider painting a few of the main rooms inside the house. Over time walls can get dinged, damaged or even dirty. Giving them a fresh coat of paint adds value and new life to the home.

#2. Add easy curb appeal.

You can make the front of your house pop and stand out among all of your competition simply by doing a few little tasks. Make sure your landscape is weeded, lawns are mowed and flowers and bushes are neatly trimmed. A new layer of mulch can be one of the quickest ways to add curb appeal and remember, the outside of your home is usually the first picture that homebuyers will see, so you want to make a statement.

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#3. New appliances.

Appliances can be a little bit expensive but if you can upgrade your appliances I would suggest doing so. This can add a modern feel and look to the house and create a sense of stability to the buyers know that you’re working on upgrading the house. This also might give them a clue that the rest of the house is upgraded as well.

#4. Add new bedding and linens.

New bedding can transform the look of a bedroom. Choose fluffy, solid tones or light colors that are gender-neutral. Lots of fluffy bedding, pillows and accent pieces can really make a statement in a bedroom, kids room or guest room.

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#5. Easy bathroom upgrades.

A newly painted vanity, new fixtures, lighting and hardware can make an old bathroom seem fresh and new again. A new rug, matching shower curtain and sleek accessories can really add a sense of serenity and tranquility.

#6. Set the table.

This is more than simply setting your dining room table; it’s setting a scene that will add charm and ambiance to every room of the house. If you have an office, set up the table with a notepad, pencil, perhaps  a pair of glasses. In the bedroom set up a nightstand with a small vase of flowers, a good book and reading glasses.

If you have an outside space consider setting up an outdoor table or patio set complete with flowers on the table ready for entertaining. Bathrooms should be staged as if you’re in a spa. Have a neat basket with white linens, basic toiletries and fresh greenery. Kitchens should look clean, uncluttered and maybe with just one or two items on the counter.

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For more information on increasing the value of your Camano Island home, please contact my office today for tips, suggestions or to get started on pricing your home for sale this summer.