5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Resale
improve your house sale appeal
If you’re in the market to sell your home, you want to make sure you get the best
price possible without investing a lot of your own time and money. To get started increasing the resale value of
your home, take a look at these five ideas.
|With some smart tidying up, small improvements
and cleaning up,
your home's resale value will improve, with more sale
1. Add Some
Increasing the square
footage of your house will offer a substantial increase in its value.
Before you start renovations, make sure your home can actually handle additional square footage and plan out the
ways that you want to expand different parts of your house. For example, if you’re on less than an acre of land,
you probably won’t be able to add a guest house, pool, or a large side addition. Instead, you may want to see where
you could include another bathroom, a multifuncional family area, or some office space.
2. Tidy Up the
First impressions are everything. If your home looks great the moment a potential
buyer shows up to an open house, it could be more appealing and result in a more competitive offer from the
buyer. Declutter your
entire house and make sure all surfaces, furniture, and floors are as clean as possible.
It’s also a good idea to pay attention to the exterior of your
home. Increase curb
appeal by freshening up your current landscaping. Other minor details
that can make a world of difference include focusing on your kitchen and bathrooms. You don’t have to splurge on
heated towel racks, but adding a fresh coat of paint, new countertops, or cupboards can make a world of
3. Have “Low-Maintenance” in
Many home buyers are increasingly worried about surprise home issues that tend to
occur right after a purchase has been made. Making a point to repair or replace major home appliances that aren’t
working properly, like your furnace, water heater, or plumbing systems, will help quell your prospective home
buyer’s nerves on investing on a new home. Before dropping hundreds of dollars on a new appliance, first check to
see if your home warranty covers the appliance in question. This will help save you time and money in the
4. Upgrade in Energy Efficient
Adding features that help conserve energy will offer huge resale value to your home. Items such as energy efficient windows, added
insulation, and even solar panels will increase property value and also help the new owners of your home save money
on their utilities month over month. Look for ENERGY STAR-rated appliances—these are reliable appliances that can
help save you money in the long run.
5. Make Your Home
Being able to call your home a smart home is a lot easier than you’d think. Adding
features like a smart thermostat,
automated door locks, fire and carbon monoxide detectors, and automatic lighting will allow you to list your
home as a much sought after “smart home” and increase its overall resale value.