Things that Decrease Your Home’s Value. What if you’re doing something inadvertently that’s lowering the value of your house? You don’t want to make the mistake of finding out later that you could have sold your house for more. That would crush you, as a little more money never hurt anyone, right?
Since we don’t want your Orlando real estate to devalue due to an addition or upgrade you made to your home, we have created a list of the most common things that can lower the value of your home:
1. No Curb Appeal
When a potential buyer roams around your neighborhood to look at all the houses for sale, the first thing they’ll notice is your curb. If your house has an unappealing and unattractive curb, your house will not get a second glance. They’ll drive past your house and this wouldn’t be the first time a potential buyer passed on your home judging it by its curb. Therefore, replace the rotting fence, add beautiful decor and lights, and keep your grass short and trimmed. When we say decor, we don’t mean adding gnomes to your yard. Gnomes may be cute to you, but others may find them creepy.
2. Chipped and Peeling Paint
If your house needs a repaint, your Lake Mary relator will let you know. Houses with chipped and peeling paint will not appeal to anyone unless they’re looking to buy and flip homes. Since you don’t want to sell your house at a loss, you need to repaint your home. Choose a neutral color such as gray, blue, white, and other shades such as cream and beige. For the front door, choose a color that complements the color of your home. While you’re at it, paint the inside of your home too.
3. Serious Repair Issues
You shouldn’t put your home on the market without addressing all the serious repairs your home needs. Whether you have a leaky roof, a faulty heating and cooling system, broken plumbing, or a mold and mildew problem, you need to repair them all.
4. Personalized Kitchen
Although it’s a good idea to upgrade and update a few features of your kitchen, such as its cabinets, paint, faucet, and all, it’s a bad idea to personalize it to a point where a potential buyer can’t envision themselves cooking in it. You don’t want to go overboard with the kitchen renovation. Don’t install a large grill, for instance. However, you can update your outdated or stained countertop or backsplash. In short, the new homeowners don’t want to look at something in the kitchen and be reminded of the previous owners.
5. Cluttered and Dirty House
You need to clean your house and remove and rearrange furniture to make your home look spacious. You also need to remove all personal belongings from home. You can hire professional cleaners to visit your home for deep cleaning. You should start packing up your things in boxes and putting them in storage to minimize the clutter.
Visit Megan Dowdy Realty to talk to an experienced Windermere, Florida realtor. They can help you increase the value of your home. For more details, call on 407-509-9279.