Ideally, increasing the value of your condo is an ongoing, gradual effort. Thus, when it comes time to sell, you will not get hit with expensive upgrades and repairs. If you try to work a little bit consistently toward upping your condo’s value, then listing it will not bring a lot of additional worry and stress.

Let’s face it when you continually look for small ways to improve your condo, you will enjoy living there the entire time. Clutter and disorder rapidly multiply out of control. It can be tough getting everything in order. Do not try to do it all at once, tackling small chunks will bring organization back to your home and life.

Once organized, keep your condo in good repair so that you do not get hit with bills for repairing your roof when replacing a missing tile would have avoided that cost. Here are a few ways to increase the value of your condo that will not hurt your pocketbook.

1. Make Your Home a Stage
Make your home a stage

Enlist the help of Selling Toronto Condo to organize your furniture and stage your condo to accent and highlight positive features.

Staging your home involves less furniture, not more. Arrange storage for bulky or excess furniture not needed to enhance the value of your condo.
A stage needs a lot of light. Open or remove those heavy curtains.
Replace burned out or missing light bulbs in fixtures and lamps.
2. Update Your Kitchen
Upadate kitchen

Keep your kitchen appliances clean and you will not have a last-minute mess on your hands. Many people go much of their lives without realizing the stove top swings up to clean up spills beneath the burners and stove top.

Save your money and upgrade your appliances when you come across a great sale.
Some appliances have reversible surfaces. If you have black appliances but want white ones, check the reverse side of the appliance surface for the color you want.
Keep your range hood clean as it easily becomes grimy with cooking residue. Replace hood and vent filters as needed.
If you feel the kitchen needs updating, try replacing the drawer pulls. Such a small, inexpensive change can change the whole look throughout your kitchen.
3. Check Common Areas Early and Often
Common areas

You can follow every tip for increasing the value of your condo, but without your condo association maintaining the common areas buyers may never see your condo.

Check that hallways, stairwells and parking areas are well-lit.
Walk into your building and look around with fresh eyes. Check for frayed furniture, dust and dirt.
Check all doors leading into your building for solid locks that work.
Look around outside to make sure landscaping services are up to date.
Find out for yourself if any common amenities like a pool or spa are working and well maintained.
4. Paint Improves Mood and Value
Paint your house

Keep your walls and ceilings painted for a clean feeling and look throughout your condo.

Paint the walls chartreuse if you wish as long as it is not on the market. Once you decide to sell, it is time to break out the whites, beiges and pale yellows.
Buyers actually enjoy the faint whiff of freshly painted walls.
Do not forget to paint the doors and baseboards.
Check the walls, ceilings and floors for water stains or standing water.
5. Keep it Clean
Clean table

Few things improve the value of your condo more than a spotlessly clean home.

Do not trust your own nose. Homeowners are notorious for overlooking noxious odors. Ask a trusted friend to perform a sniff test on the whole place.
Keep your condo clean on a continuous basis and you will find you have fewer repairs to address.
Once you decide to list your condo, hire a cleaning agency to deep clean every crevice.
6. Do Not Forget the Floor
Cleaning floor

Try to avoid a wild mix of floor coverings that includes, linoleum, carpet, cement, vinyl, hardwood floors, throw rugs and more. While most people understand two or even three floor types, your condo gets crowded quickly from too many floor surfaces.

Steam-clean rugs and carpets at least once a year. When you get ready to sell have all carpets freshly cleaned.
Make your floors shine. Any floor not covered with carpet should be clean and polished. Rent a floor buffer for that extra-special shine.
Damp mop floors at least once a day to keep floors looking good.
Maintain a steady pace and you will thoroughly enjoy living in your condo while you increase its value.