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How to Add Value to Your Home

Whether you’ve decided to sell your home or you want to make sure your place stays current with market value, it’s always a good idea to make home improvements. Increase your home’s value with these tips:


  1. Spend an hour with a pro

Spending an hour with one of our relators can be a huge benefit. Their expertise and careful eye can catch areas in a home that need to be updated or give tips on the best way to show your place to potential buyers.

  1. Inspect It

Not every home issue is cosmetic. It’s hard to fix a problem that you don’t know exists. Bringing in a home inspector can save you money in the long run by spotting issues before it’s time to sell. Some of the most common issues include: old roof, termite infestation and faulty wiring.

  1. Time to Paint

Painting is one of the simplest, most cost effective improvements a homeowner can make. A freshly painted room gives any space a clean and updated feel. When you’re choosing paint colors remember that neutrals appeal to the largest number of people, making your house more desirable.

  1. Cut Energy Costs

High energy bills can be an inconvenience for you and a turn off to potential buyers. Many local utility companies will provide a free energy audit on their customers’ homes. They can show you how to maximize energy efficiency in your home to lower your bills. Not only will a more energy efficient home save you money but it will also add to your resale value in the long run.

  1. Plant a Tree

Planting a tree is a good investment in your home’s resale value. Not only is it good for the environment, but a mature tree can give your home shading and privacy from neighbors.

  1. Clean up the Lawn

An overgrown or patchy lot will draw attention to your home – in a bad way. Spend a weekend or two dedicated to your landscape by freshening it up and give your home true curb appeal.

  1. Any Kitchen Update Equals Added Value

You don’t have to do a whole kitchen overhaul to add great value. Updating your kitchen bit-by-bit will add value to your home in the long run. Homeowner’s spend a lot of time in the kitchen and potential buyers don’t want to spend extra money to modernize a kitchen after purchasing a home.