If you are preparing to sell your home and want to ensure that it sells at market value or better, then there are a few things you can do. Here are some tips that will help you to improve the resale value of your home.
Fix Existing Problems First
It’s simple; you can’t improve your home’s resale value as long as it has pre-existing issues. Putting in wood flooring won’t make a difference in your house’s resale value if the roof leaks. A good way to know what needs to be fixed is by hiring a home inspector. They will be able to tell you what needs to be repaired or replaced before your home goes on the market.
If the house you are selling is over thirty-five years old, then there is a good chance the wiring and electrical boxes are not up to par with today’s power demands. Go the extra mile and put in wiring that exceeds today’s standards so that in the future things like electric cars won’t be too much of a strain on the electrical system. Be sure that prospective buyers are aware of the electrical upgrade.
With every family owning multiple mobile devices, it can be hard to find someplace to plug-in. In older homes, people often resort to unplugging lamps or appliances to charge a device. Add extra outlets throughout the house to make plugging-in easier.
Remodel Your Kitchen
The most popular room in most households is the kitchen. The majority of time spent in a home by inhabitants is in the kitchen. Its where food is prepared, homework is done, and decisions made. Try remodelling in the “Transitional Style”, a mix of traditional and modern popular with Millennials and Generation Z.
Makeover Your Home’s Exterior
Dingy, unkempt-looking homes are not going to sell as soon as they hit the market. If your house’s exterior has an ugly color, is dingy or faded then a new coat of paint will do wonders.
Trim or remove shrubs and plants that are blocking windows and doorways. Weed flowerbeds and prune dead limbs from trees. Those plants may look great at Halloween, but not the rest of the year.
Install Wood Flooring
The popularity of wood flooring in a home has remained consistent for over two decades now with good reason. Wood flooring is durable, doesn’t have to be replaced every few years, and looks great. The price of wood flooring varies, but, in this case, you get what you pay for.
Megan Dowdy Realty Can Sell Your House
At Megan Dowdy Realty, we are committed to selling your home for the best price possible. Upgrading and improving your house before you sell it is part of that process. We will be with you every step of the way to selling your house. If you want to sell your home, get in touch with us today. Call or fill out our online contact form. We are ready to sell your home!