Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Home Improvements That Increase Your Home’s Value
Are you looking to sell your home this summer? There are some minor tweaks that can really add value to your home. Inexpensive upgrades may not increase the value of your home however they can help you sell your home faster. When looking to sell your home quickly here are some tricks that can improve the time it takes to sell your home. There are also some improvements that hurt you when going to sell your home. Here is a list of things to think about when working to sell your home before summer ends.
One thing to make sure of is that you don’t improve your home in ways that will not matter to buyers. When looking to sell your home, before starting any home improvements talk with local contractors and professional realtors. They will help you better understand the desires of buyers in your particular area. If buyers are looking for extra bedrooms or bathrooms you will know how to change the space you have to fit those desires.
One area in which homeowners often upgrade unnecessarily is high end appliance and fixtures. While in certain homes, within certain areas this may be a necessity for many homes new appliances from well-known name brands are better than top notch quality, super technical appliances and upgrades. Instead of high quality appliances, purchase decent appliances and use the extra money to inexpensively update carpet and deep clean grout. The cleaner, more maintained a home the easier it is to sell.
The layout and use of rooms is another thing that helps sell your home quickly. If you have a spare room but buyers are looking for nurseries manipulate the space to resemble what they are looking for. Change the homes layout and use of space to meet the buyer’s demands in your area. Office spaces may be a must for buyers in one area while game rooms may be what is needed in other areas. Your realtor will help you to understand what local home buyers are looking for in your home. The layout of your home should be changed to meet the buyer instead of what was convenient and needed for your family while you lived within the space.
De-clutter and minimize in every room. Your home should be free of personal litter and knick-knack. Take your space back to the basics. Create a home where buyers can see themselves and not just your family. When buyers are looking to purchase a home it is important that they can see themselves and their belongings in the home.
Other cheap alternatives to making home improvements without too much outlay are new ceiling fan blades, touch up paint on the exterior add touches that buyers in your area are looking for. Don’t put on a ton of money upgrades when you are looking towards your future in a new home. Room additions, kitchen renovations, bathroom remodels and basement remodeling are all projects to be left to the new owner. Save your money and only take on the small renovations that will make a visual difference.