If you watched TV during the 2000s, you may remember the GEICO Insurance commercials which often said, “so easy, even a caveman could do it!”
Increasing the Value of Your Rental Property
The idea behind it was that signing up for GEICO was so incredibly easy that even those with a primitive language, no education and little else besides motor skills could do it.
While most people out there are certainly smarter than the average caveman, increasing the value of your home is so easy that even a novice DIYer could do it.
If you’re looking to increase the value of your home or rental property, then check out these easy methods. A caveman could probably do them too!
Not only is planting trees incredibly beneficial for the environment, it’s also a surefire way to increase your home’s value. Planting trees makes the yard look more beautiful and fill, plus it’s a fun tradition to start with your family. You can always look back on that tree you all built in the summer of 2019.
Moving past the sentimental side, planting trees will also help you save money. Planting them next to or in front of windows is a way to create natural shade and block the cold winds, meaning you’ll be spending less on your heating and cooling bills when the end of the month rolls around.
Just about every electronic device these days has the adjective smart thrown in front of it. Smart TVs, Smart Phones and more.
Besides these electronic appliances, there are plenty of other ways to take your home into the future. Smart thermometers are a way to control heating and cooling, maximizing you energy efficiency. They usually only take a few hours to install and can be ready to go in no time.
In addition, there are smart bathroom appliances like heating floors and smart toilets. You can also invest in smart lights throughout your house.
A Security System
It’s always important to feel safe and protected, yes? A security system is the easiest way to do so while increasing your home’s value.
Just like many smart devices, smart home security systems are relatively inexpensive and incredibly easy to install. The best part is you can cut out the large monthly and maintenance fees that would come with some of the name brand security companies. Keep your property safe and your home value on the rise.
Keeping it Up to Date
While hopefully you’re still not using the shag carpet to cover your ceiling and walls, you should be looking to update the decor of your house in keeping up with the times. In this day and age, you’re going to want to be attracting young tenants or home buyers so it’s best to be up to date on certain style changes.
This doesn’t mean that you have to constantly be pouring over home improvement and decor magazines, but just keeping your ear to the ground on colors, styles and floor plans. Being up to date is a way to make sure your property looks fantastic and is attractive to others.
That light that always flickers when you turn it on? The cabinet door that requires just a little extra pull to open? Make sure you take care of all those minor repairs before you plop the “for rent” sign down in the front yard.
Go around the house or property and make a list of things that need to be repaired, no matter how minor they are. It may look minor in your eyes, but could be a huge red flag for the state of the house in the eyes of others.
No one likes to trip and fall when they’re walking around outside, so it’s best to install some outdoor lighting.
Outdoor lighting, while it may sound complicated, is quite easy. Many outdoor lights, especially those along paths and walkways, are solar powered and just need to be firmly planted into the ground. These outdoor lights not only make it easier for people to walk around, but it also adds a certain beauty to your house when the sun goes down.