Wednesday, August 14, 2019 / by Ashley Yates
A few small updates, which can be done on a budget, can increase your home's value -- and selling price.
While you can't change your home's location or other market forces that determine home value, there are some things you can control that will affect what price you're offered.
Here are some small things that get in the way of buyers seeing your home's true value — and some budget-friendly updates that'll fix them.
Neglected Exterior Maintenance
"Some buyers won't even go inside a house if they don't like the outside," says Elizabeth Hall of Realty Executives Associates in Knoxville, Tennessee.
To get top dollar for your home (and lure in those lookie-loos), take an exterior inventory of little items you hardly notice that could be red flags, like:
Cobwebs on the porch
A rusted or leaning mailbox
"These small rep ...