If you are thinking about selling your house, you’ll want to ensure that it appeals to as many people as possible.
Some home improvements will increase your home’s value more than others, but they can all get more eyes on your house. What’s more, having certain improvements done may be the deciding factor for an individual or family to make you an offer for it.
Here are seven tips to garner more interest and increase the value of your home.
Adding a fresh coat of paint to almost any home can increase its value, especially if it’s not a polarizing color that only a select few people will like. Remember, just because you like it doesn’t mean others will.
Pressure washing your home can remove years of built-up dirt and dust and make your driveway, patio, and sidewalks look like new.
We can do most pressure washing jobs in a day, so it's perfect if you have an upcoming showing or open house.
Build a Deck or Repair Your Current One
Having a functional deck is a great way to extend the usable area of your home. Whether for morning coffee or hosting parties, a deck is an excellent addition to almost any home.
Decks are highly functional by creating a level area out of the grass and extra space for storage beneath them. This additional outdoor living space is highly desirable and adds value and function to your property.
Do Interior Updates
Updating your home's interior can do wonders to improve its value. This is not to say gutting your entire home is necessary — usually, updating the kitchen or primary bathrooms are enough to broaden your home’s appeal.
Simply replacing outdated appliances and opening up a living area can do a lot for the value of your home. If you want to go all out, consider finishing an attic, basement, or building an addition to gain square footage.
Redoing your roof is an update that can add noticeable value to your home and make it more enticing to potential buyers. Few people will want to move into a home that will need a new roof, so if you can replace it before listing your home, it can become a huge selling point.
Furthermore, a new roof will ensure lower insurance rates to a potential buyer, which can be a great selling point.
Update the Landscaping
Updating your landscaping can make a night and day difference for your home’s curb appeal. Making your landscaping more appealing doesn’t have to break the bank.
- Add a path using locally-sourced rocks
- Spread a fresh layer of mulch or pebbles
- Add some flowers and mulch around your mailbox
- Place edging around your landscaping to maintain order and prevent the mulch or pebbles from getting in the yard
- Add a bench
Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Features
When upgrading features of your home to be more energy-efficient, you don’t have to go all out and add enough solar panels to power your whole neighborhood.
Simply swapping out your single pane windows for some that are better insulated could be a deciding factor for a buyer, as it will significantly reduce energy use by maintaining the temperature in your home more efficiently