• 27th February 2014 - By David

    Improving Your Home's Resale ValueIf you are looking for ways to improve your home’s resale value, the following tips will help. Even a few small changes can make a big difference in the bottom line.

    1. Start with the heart of the home: The kitchen really is the heart of the home. Keeping it clean and adding a few updates can is a cost-effective way to add value to your home. No need to purchase all new appliances, but you can change the front panels to create a more cohesive look. The same goes for the cabinets, simply change the door pulls, and consider resurfacing the woodwork.

    2. Inexpensive bathroom updates: Typically small and compact, updating a bathroom creates a big impact. Install a new floor, even an inexpensive, brand new floor is better than worn out, dingy tile. Hire a professional to install a new tub surround.

    3. Spruce up your basement: This may be a great time to call for basement finishing Utah. The value a finished, or even spruced up basement can add is worth the work. Potential buyers want to see usable storage space and potential for entertaining. A basement can provide both.

    4. Add more storage: Speaking of storage, adding a few closet systems to the various closets and pantries in your home can lead to an increased value. Whether you hire a company or do it yourself, this is a quick fix that makes your home more livable.

    5. Clean from top to bottom: A clean home, regardless of amenities, has a much better appeal to potential buyers. Clean the carpets, the walls, the baseboards and all your light fixtures.

    6. Add more light: Consider updating your light fixtures. One eye-catching modern piece can make a big impact. Keep fresh light bulbs in all your existing fixtures

    7. Secure your home: A solid doorknob and lock looks much more appealing than a standard old door lock. A deadbolt gives it the secure look people desire. Double check your windows while you are at it. Be sure they are in good shape even if you do not replace them, a little bit of repairs will help.

    8. Look at your landscape: Remove any eye sores from the front yard. You really want your home to make a great first impression. Remember there will be people who simply drive by to make a decision before calling the realtor. If this step is ignored, then your home will probably be ignored as well. Keep the lawn mowed, and keep a plant by the doorstep, or a hang a wreath on the door for a welcoming touch.

  • Comments are closed.