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5 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Value Skyrocket in 2018

One of the things that a lot of people make a mistake over is believing that physical things have objective values when, in truth, things are worth as much as people are willing to pay for them. This is why, people are often willing to pay much more for subtle upgrades that, objectively, aren’t worth even the fraction of their cost. With this in mind and without further ado, here are five ways to make your real estate value skyrocket in 2018.


De-personalize the living space

living space


In the introduction, we mentioned the importance of a person’s subjective opinion in their willingness to make a purchase and the key fragment to making it all work lies in the immersion. You see, when you decide to sell a property, you are basically selling someone their future home. Therefore, they won’t see it as it is but as it could be in the future. For that reason alone, it might be for the best for you to remove all those family photos and mementos in order for a potential buyer to envision their own household there.


Landscaping is a huge plus

modern landscape

Another thing you need to keep in mind is that you can never get a second chance to make a great first impression. So, from the moment a person starts approaching your home, they will examine the façade, the entry door, the driveway and most importantly, the home’s exterior. You would be surprised to learn just how much of a price boost can something as simple and inexpensive as a tree line make. Unfortunately, this is something one has to start thinking of way ahead of time, seeing as how it takes somewhere between 7 and 9 years for most trees to fully mature. Apart from this, planting a tree is a huge boon to your eco-friendly efforts, which is yet another plus for you to consider.


Make your home self-sustainable


By making your home self-sustainable, you are significantly reducing its bills, however, for a lot of people, this is simply too great of an investment. You see, installing a solar panel grid can take about $17,000 making it a questionable choice for an investment in a home you intend to sell later on.

However, by simply insulating your home, adding some double glazing windows and fixing the attic, you can easily make your home much easier to heat during the winter. Furthermore, according to experts behind one of the most reputable awnings Sydney installation companies, awnings and blinds can make your home easier to cool down in the summer, further reducing its power consumption.


Copper adds glamour

copper accents

As for the materials you should turn towards, copper definitely comes to the forefront due to its two most amazing properties: cost-efficiency and glamour enhancement. Apart from enhancing your home with warm tones, copper adds to the antique-look in your household, which is great in a situation where you want to create a vintage theme in your household. On the other hand, it can also fit quite well in any kind of contemporary style, making it a fool-proof option for you to explore.


Take a picture

take a picture

Finally, you need to keep in mind that today, what you place on the internet is what people first see when they encounter your household. Therefore, sometimes it might be worth your while to start by taking a couple of pictures of your home (like those you would like to upload online) and examine them a bit closer. For instance, if you notice an irregularity on your roof structure, this is something you might want to fix. Then, if a certain item sticks out on a photo of your interior, it should probably be replaced. It is even more reliable to get someone else to examine the photo and tell you their impression. In this way, you are getting an impartial opinion from a third-party.



At the end of the day, you need to keep in mind that every one of the above-listed five methods has an intrinsic value of its own. What this means is that even if you don’t intend to sell your home anytime soon, each of these upgrades gives your home a functional boost and makes it into a better, more beautiful place to live at.

Seeing as how the state of your home has a direct impact on your mental health, this is always an upgrade worth making. One more thing, exploring some of the above-listed options is worth your while even for those who don’t put the boost of their real estate value at the forefront.