There are many ways you can increase your home’s value. It doesn’t have to include much labor or expenses to get a good return on investment. Life can come at you fast, it’s never a bad idea to start doing updates around the house here and there, as you never know when you may need or want to put your house on the market for various reasons. Here are some tips to help you stay ready, so you don’t have to get ready when you want to put your house on the market.
Enhance the Curb Appeal
One of the simplest ways to improve your home’s value is to get it looking great from the road. Image is everything. How your home looks on the exterior plays a major role in how people may see its value. Staying on top of lawn maintenance is key. Make sure you keep your lawn mowed and keep your lawn tidy. Trim all bushes around the house. Building flower beds can take your curb appeal to another level. Repainting your front door gives the curb appeal a boost as well. Decorate the outside of your home according to the particular season. Pressure washing your home is a simple way to make your home look new again.
Update the Flooring
Hard floors are what’s trending as opposed to carpeting among most home buyers. Replacing old carpeting with new hard floors would be a great return on investment idea. It also would make your home look new. You can make this a DIY project or hire a professional.
Paint the Interior
Painting the interior of your home will help add value by making it look newer. It’s likely best to use neutral colors because it will appeal to more people. Check this video out to help you with ideas on what color to paint your interior: https://youtu.be/qnbswjXWwBU
Replace the Garage Door
Replacing the garage door can go a long way in boosting your home’s curb appeal. The garage door is usually one of the first things people look at when first pulling up to a home. A garage door that’s new and fully functioning is a plus to a home buyer.
Remodel the Kitchen
At the top of the list of best ways to add value to your home is remodeling your kitchen. These days the kitchen is the main part of the home, so making that look good is important. You don’t have to spend a bunch of money to make your kitchen look totally transformed. You can make minor changes, like painting the cabinets, replace the old countertops and get new appliances. This investment could help net a big return, as buyers love an attractive kitchen. Need ideas on what color to paint your wood kitchen cabinets? Check this video out: https://youtu.be/m5RTqFPByY4
One of the things appraisers and buyers look for in a house that’s hitting the market is if it has old or new windows. If the windows in your home are outdated, it would be a great idea to have them replaced with new modern, energy-efficient windows. You may have to kick a good bit of money out to have them replaced, but in the end, the return on investment will be worth it.
Replace the Roof
Want to add maximum value to your home? Replacing the roof is the way to go. Buyers don’t want to worry about replacing a roof after just moving into a home, as it is an expensive fix. Buyer’s will be more willing to pay top dollar for your home if the roof is new, knowing that they don’t have to worry about the expenses of replacing a roof anytime soon. Replacing your roof is an investment with a big return.
When you’re ready to put your home on the market, Contact us for a Pre-Listing inspection. Our Pre-Listing inspection will help you understand the condition of your home and give you the ability to do repairs in advance.