Going to sell your home? here are 4 simple things you can do to increase its value

Going to Sell Your Home? Here Are 4 Simple Things You Can Do to Increase Its Value

May 23, 2022 by

Have you been considering selling your home? Spring is a very popular time for people to sell their homes, so you’re certainly in good company!

Before you put your home on your market, though, you want to make sure you can get top dollar for it. Here are 4 simple steps you can take to increase the value of your home:

  1. Make sure your home has excellent curb appeal.
  2. Give your walls a fresh coat of paint.
  3. Clean and declutter your house.
  4. Install a security alarm system.

At Canadian Security Professionals, we can install a security alarm system that will help increase the value of your house.

Make Sure Your Home Has Great Curb Appeal

One of the quickest and least expensive ways to make your house look great is to spruce up its outside appearance. This includes:

  • Clearing away any dead flowers, grass, and leaves.
  • Trimming any bushes so they look neat and tidy.
  • Planting some new flowers or buying a few pots with blooming flowers.
  • Washing your front door and porch.

You don’t want potential buyers to get turned off before they even step inside your house! Taking these steps will make your home look welcoming and appealing.

Give Your Walls a Fresh Coat of Paint

Another inexpensive way to increase your house value is to paint the walls. Paint doesn’t cost a lot, but it can make a huge difference in how your house looks. However, pick neutral colours that a buyer could either live with or easily paint over.

Now isn’t the time to put your “personal stamp” on the home. You want your home to be a blank slate that prospective buyers can imagine living in.

Clean and Declutter Your House

Although it’s not the most fun job to tackle, cleaning and decluttering is a great way to help increase the value of your home. No one wants to move into a dirty home, and decluttering is a great way to make it look bigger. Here’s a three-step process for effectively cleaning and decluttering your home:

  • Get all of the supplies you need. You’ll need cleaning products, garbage bags, and boxes to store items to sell or donate.
  • Do the job room by room. Put items you no longer need into the appropriate bag or box, and then make a plan for how you’re going to dispose of an item as soon as possible.
  • Clean! You should dust, sweep, and vacuum each room at a minimum. Don’t forget to clean things like ceiling fans and grates where dust and dirt build-up.

Install a Security Alarm System

This tip is a bit different from the others in that it doesn’t have to do with making your house look more appealing or larger. Instead, a home security system can increase the value of your house in several different ways:

  • Many potential buyers would enjoy having a security system, but don’t want to go through the work of getting one installed. So, they’ll appreciate having the benefit of a security system without going through the process of getting one.
  • A “Smart” home security alarm system can help you save money on lighting and heat bills, as it can integrate with your home lighting and heating system.
  • It can give potential buyers peace of mind. Knowing that your home will be safe and secure and protected by a security alarm system is a great selling point for your home.

Another way a security alarm system can increase the value of your home is that it will help decrease the overall cost of home insurance, which also appeals to potential buyers.

How can Canadian Security Professionals help me with security alarm systems?

At Canadian Security Professionals (CSP), we’re a top home security provider. If you’re looking for a security alarm system to help increase the value of your house, we can help!

CSP is one of the top privately-owned Canadian home security companies, and we operate in both Ontario and British Columbia. We are 100% Canadian, which means that all of our staff—customer service, tech support, and alarm monitoring staff—are located here in Canada and not overseas.

At CSP, our goal is to ensure you get the right security alarm system to suit your needs, and you have peace of mind that you can count on a quick response from us in case of any emergency.

We can install both wired and wireless security alarm systems in your home. Our security alarm systems can detect a variety of issues, including:

  • Intruders
  • Smoke and fire
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Flooding
  • Abnormal temperature fluctuations

Depending on the type of security alarm system you choose, you can view your security cameras and control your locks, lights, and thermostat from an app. So, no more worrying if you forgot to turn up the heat or lock the door—with a security alarm system from CSP, you could fix things quickly and easily from anywhere.

Additionally, our security alarm systems are customizable and very simple to operate!

Contact Us About Security Alarm Systems

At CSP, our security alarm systems will give you peace of mind while you live in your home. As well, it will help attract buyers who will appreciate the fact that a security system can help decrease home insurance costs and even energy costs!

As well, we offer a wide variety of security alarm systems. If you’d like to learn more about how easy it is to install a security alarm system, then reach out to us! You can call us at 1-877-229-7252 or contact us online.

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