Zillow Advice: Pricing - How can I increase the value of my home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Paint is one of the easiest ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ Paint is one of the easiest ways to update your home's value. As others have mentioned kitchens and baths sell the home, so make sure they have tile, cabinets and countertops that are trendy.&nbsp; Tue, 08 Oct 2013 01:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ 2013-10-08T01:50:00Z Bathrooms and kitchens sell! ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ Bathrooms and kitchens sell! &nbsp;Here are some suggestions I recommend to my clients.<br/><br/>1. Curb appeal- pruning, weeding, new mulch and flowers.<br/>2. Wash those windows and touch up paint on door and trim.<br/>3. Make sure the house is clean, very important! &nbsp;Start packing.<br/>4.Update lighting and appliances.<br/>5. Have tile flooring professionally cleaned/steamed.<br/>6. If the carpet has seen better days replace it or update with wood.<br/>7. Update bathrooms with new lighting, paint, MirrorMate frames and flooring.<br/>7. Most important work with a local Home Stager in your area to make sure your home has good flow throughout. She/he can make recommendations for paint choices, furniture placement and accessories needed so your home will shine in photos and in person. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ 2013-10-03T16:04:00Z You can increase the value ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ You can increase the value by updating your heating and air. First time home buyers are very nervous if they are original or over 15 years. Curb appeal is important also. Most importantly please stage your home and make sure it's professionally cleaned. All of the other responses are great also.&nbsp; Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ 2013-09-27T22:36:00Z Curb appeal it the easiest ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ Curb appeal it the easiest least expensive thing most sellers can do to not only increase the sale price but to also get more showings. If buyers don't care for the outside they might never ask to see the inside. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ 2013-09-27T22:36:00Z Thank you! Great answers ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ Thank you! Great answers all.<br/> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ 2013-09-27T22:24:00Z Increasing the value in your ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ Increasing the value in your home is an interesting subject.&nbsp; I agree with the above answer to do a major improvement 2-5 years before selling.&nbsp; Lowe's did a survey across the US and found the best home improvement to be a kitchen remodel and 72% of the cost added value to the home.&nbsp; Most other improvements only yielded 50% of the cost to added value to the home.&nbsp; Kitchen and bath remodels&nbsp;always can add that wow! factor to any home on the market and make yours stand out.&nbsp; Good Luck! :) Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ 2013-09-27T14:28:00Z Updating your baths or kitchen ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ Updating your baths or kitchen or even your curb appeal can add to the value of your home! &nbsp; Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ 2013-09-27T13:32:00Z Definitely agree with new ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ Definitely agree with new kitchen, bath, granite tops, and front door system for adding value. &nbsp;If you are also looking to sell there is absolutely nothing better than to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls and re-carpet the home. Most buyers don't have this additional money to put into the house once they close. &nbsp; Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ 2013-09-27T12:54:00Z Your reasons for doing so ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ Your reasons for doing so are important.&nbsp; Cosmetic improvements are best if you are thinking of selling but new kitchens, baths and finished basements have the biggest impact when you sell.&nbsp; However, seldom do you recoup the entire investment in big updates like a new kitchen.&nbsp; So- I always suggest you live with the new kitchen for 2-5 years before selling and in that way enjoy your investment, but when you sell you can promote the updated feature even if it isn't brand new.&nbsp; Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ 2013-09-27T12:14:00Z Focus on the best bang for ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ Focus on the best bang for your buck: Front Door, Siding, Deck, Upgrade Garage Door, Replacing Old Windows (if needed), Efficient Kitchen &amp; Bathroom Remodel.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Best of luck to you!&nbsp; Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-increase-the-value-of-my-home/513061/ 2013-09-27T07:44:00Z