3 Simple Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home for Resale

If you don’t relish the idea of tackling expensive remodel projects to add value to your home for resale, I have great news for you: there are many small projects around the house that can be done quickly and yield high returns when you decide to sell.

Let’s look at three easy projects…


Giving your walls a fresh coat of a light, neutral paint color is a quick way to increase the marketability of your home. If you already have a neutral wall color that has been painted recently (and has no scuffs, marks, etc.), consider painting the trim and molding with a washable and durable satin or gloss finish. You might be surprised at what a dramatic change that can be if it’s been a few years since they have been painted. 


Front yard landscaping is the first thing potential buyers see when arriving at your home. As such, this first impression can add significant value to your home if it’s professionally landscaped. It’s one of the surest tickets to a quick resale, and a great place to focus on spending your money. Many experts think that landscaping returns rival the return on a new kitchen or bath.


Decluttering is probably the cheapest but one of the most important steps you can take to add instant value to your home because it allows buyers to visualize themselves and their belongings in the space.

Ideally, you should pack and remove knick-knacks and personal items, including family photos, when selling your home. Your space will instantly look neater and cleaner and, as a bonus, will be easier to clean between showings.

Feel free to contact us if you have specific questions about selling your lake home in Minnesota!