Boost the Value of Your Home

February 3, 2017 1:32 pm

76_2618147When selling your home, you want to sell for the highest value possible. There are likely many upgrades and repairs that you can make to your home to make it more appealing to buyers. With a little investment and a bit of elbow grease, your home might be able to sell for more than you imagined. By following these five steps, increasing the value of your home may be easier than you think! 

Plan an Inspection – If your goal is to sell your home in the near future, hire a certified home inspector to do a walkthrough. They can give you a list of items that need to be repaired and notice issues that may cause your home to not pass a buyer’s inspection.

Kitchen – Some view the kitchen as the “heart of the home” – it is certainly one of the most used rooms in the home. Upgrading your kitchen with stainless steel appliances, modern backsplashes and granite countertops can significantly boost the value of your home and its appeal to buyers.

Energy – By lowering your home energy costs, you are saving money and increasing your home’s value. Consider investing in energy-efficient water heaters, high-efficiency windows and LED lighting throughout your home.

Lighten Up – Give the exterior of your home a brighter look by updating the outdoor lighting! Not only will new lights illuminate your house, but they can also add a modern look that will be more visually appealing to buyers.

Bathroom – Small bathroom updates can result in a big return on value. Minor changes such as replacing dated wallpaper, faucets, or updating the fixtures can make your bathroom appear more current.

Moving into a new home is an exciting time for you and your family. When you are ready to sell your home and purchase another, I would love to talk to you about your buying options. Call me today!