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Looking to sell? Here are a few tips to increase your home’s value

If you’re looking to upgrade your home or you’d like to increase your home’s value before putting it on the market, we can help. Many homeowners tend to get caught up in spending thousands of dollars redesigning their home the way they would want it, without thinking about potential buyers.

If you’re thinking about selling your home, we encourage you to make the updates that will help you get the most bang for your buck. Home improvements can be expensive, but spending on the following can help you see the greatest return on investment in the end.

Home Maintenance

This should always be the first place to spend money when getting your home ready to sell. Buyers expect that the home has a sound structure. Glamorous bathrooms and kitchens can lose their appeal if the buyer notices a leaky roof or old gutters that will cost them thousands to fix after moving in. Making sure your home has maintained basic upkeep will far outweigh a more dated, but functional bathroom in the buyer’s mind.

Curb Appeal

This tip is one that many homeowners can easily forget about. However, if your home doesn’t have strong curb appeal, you may never get the opportunity to show off what’s inside. Focus on creating interest in the exterior appearance of the house by investing in landscaping, a fresh coat of paint or a front porch.

More Space

Your home’s value can increase significantly by investing in more square footage. The National Association of Realtors did a study that found an extra 1,000 square feet in a home can increase sale price by 30 percent. Instead of spending to update a current bathroom, you may be better off adding an extra one. Just be sure to keep in mind the size and value of the homes around you.

Hardwood Floors

Getting rid of old carpet and replacing it with new wood floors is an easy way to improve your home’s value. The hardwood is more aesthetically pleasing to buyers and can increase your return at resale.

Paint Job

One quick and easy way to make your home appear larger and cleaner is investing time and money in painting the walls a neutral color. This simple task can help modernize your home and increase appeal.

Update Your Lighting

Another easy way to modernize your home is to get rid of old light fixtures that are out of style. Investing in new and fresh lighting can help your home become more up-to-date.

Update your Kitchen

After home maintenance is taken care of, you might consider updating your kitchen if it looks dated. This could mean something as simple as changing out hardware on the cabinets or having the cabinets painted, to changing out the countertops and adding a new tile backsplash. Subtle changes can have a big impact on making a kitchen feel fresh and clean.

 

Using these tips and tricks can help you get your home ready to put on the market. Allow us to work with you to create more value in your home. Not only will we take into account your preferences, but we will also offer feedback based on our experience.

Give us a call or use our contact form to discuss how we can work together on your next project.

 

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