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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.