If your home is in disrepair and you cannot afford to hire a professional contract, you may want to consider doing most of the work. There are a number of great free resources to help you plan and complete a project. You will save a tremendous amount of money and make your home more marketable.
If you cannot afford to paint the outside of your home, you can at least pressure wash it to give it a fresh appearance. You can rent a pressure washer for a fraction of the cost it takes to hire a person.
You will also save money if you paint the inside of your home yourself. It is time consuming; however, it will brighten up the home. Clean and fresh painted walls and ceilings will make the home more attractive to potential buyers.
There is not enough that can be said for yard work. A well-kept yard will attract attention. You can visit local plant nurseries for inexpensive plants and you can reseed trouble spots in your lawn. Investing time and a little money in your yard will give your home curb appeal. Often potential buyers will cruise around neighborhoods to find homes they may be interested in buying.
If you have carpet and cannot afford to replace it, you can rent an inexpensive carpet cleaner. Once the carpet is cleaned, you can buy inexpensive area rugs to cover worn spots in the carpet.
Many people want to sell their homes, but cannot afford to lower the price. If you need to hold onto your home, then you will want to at least maintain it and keep up the home to sell when the market improves.
You can use your local home improvement store to obtain free instructions on how to complete a wide variety of projects. You can use this free resource to your advantage and save money.