Are you looking to sell your home, and hoping to get the best possible price? Of course, why wouldn’t you??
As I mentioned in a previous post, the curb appeal and interior quality of your home are a huge factor in determining an asking price. If you’re looking for ways to improve your home value, here are five updates I recommend as a realtor.
Remodel the Kitchen
Whether you’re completely gutting your kitchen and putting it back together, re-doing the layout, or just replacing the materials like countertops and tiles, a kitchen remodel is one of the best ways to add value to your home. A kitchen remodel can have up to a 92% ROI when selling your home.
If you are thinking of remodeling your kitchen with the intent to add resale value, you’ll want to choose a style, colors, and materials that have wide appeal. Think neutral tones, classic fixtures, and easy-to-care-for materials.
If a full-scale kitchen remodel isn’t doable for you, consider just replacing the appliances. A new fridge, dishwasher, and range can go a long way in adding value to your home. Check for sales at your local home improvement store, and stick with stainless steel, black, or off-white.
Refresh the Bathrooms
Similar to updating your kitchen, boosting the appeal and upgrading the materials in your bathrooms will add value to your home. A bathroom remodel has the potential to add up to $20,000 to your sale price.
If you’re upgrading your bathrooms with the intent to sell your home, make sure you don’t make any expensive updates that don’t add much real value, like jet tubs and spas. Stick with updating the flooring, vanity top, and cabinets with fresh neutral materials.
Boost Curb Appeal
Like I talked about in a previous post, curb appeal goes a long way in selling your home, as a first impression can create an emotional connection for a potential buyer. Improving the exterior look of your home is one very effective way to boost its value.
Improving curb appeal doesn’t have to break the bank, either. There are simple updates you can make, like painting your front door, improving outdoor lighting, and adding some potted plants or even planting a tree, that can create an inviting look for your home.
Improve Energy Efficiency
Greater energy efficiency in your home is not only good for the environment, but can actually save you money, and even increase the value of your home if you are selling. Replacing insulation and installing energy efficient windows and doors recommended by the EPA will make noticeable improvements in your home’s energy efficiency.
Are you looking to sell your home? Are you making any of these improvements to add value? Give me a call today if you’re ready to take those first steps toward getting the best asking price for your home!