Selling Your Home? Here are Three Things You Can Do to Increase Its Value

We asked Roberta Dakich, Heather Starks, and Janet Hiatt from The Dakich Team at Compass for their tips on how to add value to your home before putting it on the market.
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If you’re thinking of putting your home up for sale, there are a few easy tricks you can do to help maximize its value. Here are three tips from The Dakich Team at Compass to make your home look as enticing as possible to potential buyers:

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Roberta Dakich


Tip 1: Do a Walk-Through With a Realtor

“Want the inside scoop on what you can do to improve the look and feel of your home? Invite a seasoned realtor over to check out your space. Many realtors will do this as a courtesy, and in less than an hour, they can give you their ideas for needed improvements. Even smaller tweaks, such as changing the placement of furniture or swapping out a paint color, can help add value to your home.”


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Heather Starks


Tip 2: Switch Up the Paint

“Adding new paint is one of the easiest, most cost-effective, and visually dramatic improvements that you can make to your home. Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated, which adds value. If you are trying to decide what color to use, opt for a neutral; a neutral palette will generally appeal to the greatest number of people and make your home more desirable. If you need advice on a specific color, don’t be afraid to ask a realtor like The Dakich Team for advice.”

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Janet Hiatt


Tip 3: Clean and Declutter

“One of the best things you can do to make the interior of your home stand out is to stash your excess clutter and give your space a thorough top-to-bottom cleaning. If it’s in your budget, you can also hire a professional cleaning service to give your home a scrubbing; they may be able to get nooks and crannies that you might miss in your regular cleanings.”

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The Dakich Team is a team of real estate agents affiliated with Compass, a licensed real estate broker and abides by federal, state and local equal housing opportunity laws.

Stephanie Groves is the Executive Editor of Indy Maven and she worked with Janet Hiatt when she sold her home and was thrilled with the experience.

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