The DiRoberto Team


Whether you plan on selling your house in the next few years, or if you just want to make some much needed updates to your home, renovations can be a great way to increase the value of your property.

However, not all updates will pay for themselves. Some upgrades that we want for personal reasons, such as building an addition for more space, could come back to haunt you if it isn’t to the taste of potential homebuyers in the future.

So, in this article, we’re going to talk about five simple updates to your home that have the best chance of increasing its selling price. That way, when you do finally decide to move on from your home, you can sell for the price you know your home is worth.

Improve your lighting

You don’t have to be a carpenter to increase the value of your home. When a potential buyer enters your home for the first time, two of the first things they’ll notice are the lighting and the spaciousness of the room.

Since lighting is an essential part of creating spaciousness, increasing the former will also increase the latter.

So, what are some ways you can increase lighting?

  • Add recessed lights to the ceilings of your home. It will open up space in the ceiling and allow for a greater number of lights overall.

  • Add lighting under the cabinets in your kitchen

  • Use large mirrors for decoration to increase lighting and create the illusion of spaciousness in smaller rooms

Painting for the modern homeowner

Home decor trends come and go. Not long ago, wallpaper was the go-to choice. However, the surest way to increase the value of your home is to use bright and neutral colors since, statistically, these appeal to the largest number of people.

Fresh paint and good lighting work together to make your home seem more polished and modern. And, for just a few hundred dollars, you can paint your whole home.

Remember, however, that it is easy to scuff up the walls in your home. So, it’s a good idea to paint closer to the date you think you’ll be trying to sell.

Low maintenance landscaping

While there are people who enjoy mowing the lawn on Saturday morning, those people tend to be few and far between. One thing potential buyers will consider when viewing your home is how difficult it will be to take care of the yard.

Adding an irrigation system, removing unnecessary obstacles, and planting hardy bushes and plants will woo potential buyers.

Upgrade the most outdated room in your home

If your home is in need of serious upgrades, it’s best to start with the room that needs it the most, especially if that room is a bathroom or kitchen. Replacing an old vanity or putting new tile down can be simple ways to spruce up a bathroom that’s looking dated.

Fix the little things

If you have a couple of years before you plan to sell, that gives you time to fix the small issues that you’ve noticed and will continue to notice. Maintaining your home now will give you less to worry about when the time comes to sell, and you don’t want to be dealing with leaking faucets when that day arrives.



73 Wall St, Worcester, MA 01604

Land

$57,900
Price

0.14
Acres
Residential
Land Type
AMAZING PRICE & OPPORTUNITY for a Buildable Duplex Lot with no approval required located in an RG-5 and less than a half of a mile from Union Station and the Canal District. Current lot will be subdivided and paid for by the seller to 6,000 sq ft. Pictures are examples of what could fit on the lot but all due diligence is to be done by buyer. You can build closer to the street with a variance from the city and many possibilities with beautiful views of the city of Worcester.
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Multi-Family

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Price

2
Units
2,568
Approx. GLA
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8 Beckman St, Worcester, MA 01607

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Price

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Approx. GLA
Beautiful Modern TURN KEY 2-Family Located on A Quiet Dead End Street! 2 Very Large 5 Room 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Units w/ Gleaming Hardwoods, Lots of Charming Natural Woodwork + Character! This Property has been Very Well Maintained & Updated w/ Tiled Kitchens, SS Appliances, High Ceilings, Living/Dining Rooms, Huge Bedrooms w/ Great Size Closets, Enclosed Porches, Massive Yard & NEWER ROOF + VINYL SIDING! There is additional potential for Extra Living space with a walk up attic that can Easily be Finished as well! Huge Basement for Storage. 1st floor will be vacant end of October and Market Rent is $1500 per month. Conveniently Located close to the Mass Pike, 290, 146 & Holy Cross! All showings begin this Saturday October 5th from 12-1:30pm!
Open House
Saturday
October 05 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 8 Beckman St, Worcester, MA 01607    Get Directions

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$259,900
Price
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5
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
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