Are you thinking about selling your home? During the “Pause” of Covid 19, now is the best time to consider adding value to your home. The “Right” renovations can add significant value to your home. Taking this time to make those renovations will make your home increase in value for when it is listed.
The most important task is not necessarily a renovation. But, nonetheless, it is key. Walk around your home and property with a critical eye. Look for small nicks, scuffed paint, missing tiles, and even dead or dying plant, trees, or bushes outside. You need to make these simple fixes first. You want your home to shine. Remember, buyers see everything.
Next, it is time to address the paint. We all choose our paint colors based on our tastes. But now is the time to make your home appealing to all buyers. Choosing a neutral color for bold rooms is going to increase the showing value of your home. Painting is a chore. However, the buyer needs to be able to see themselves in the home. Neutral colors create a blank canvas for them to imagine that this is their home.
You can’t get someone to buy your home or even see your home unless you can get them interested. The first picture everyone sees is the outside of your home. This is where landscaping comes in. Many local home and garden stores offer a free service to help you accomplish this task. Use landscaping to accent the best features and hide the worst. A clean and well-kept yard with a splash of color will help the buyer take a closer look. A neatly manicured lawn, a few trees and bushes and some colorful flowers do not cost a lot. But the return on investment is a great first impression.
Next on the list is your home front. Make sure the walk to your home is not cracked or damaged. Replacing concreate with path blocks or replacing a section of concrete is not a large investment. Be sure your front door is up to date. Newer doors offer better insulation, higher quality glass and a look that highlights the entrance to the home. If your siding is old, replacement siding will help to improve the value of your home as well. Again, it is important to choose a neutral color if you are going to make this investment.
Most buyers focus on two main rooms. The kitchen and the bathroom. For the bathroom, new fixtures can make a sink, tub and shower look brand new. Some companies can cover old tubs and shower surrounds in one day. This can be used if just replacing the fixtures is not enough. New tile will cost a bit more. However, quality tile will add significant value.
For the kitchen, new appliances, fixtures, and flooring will give you a great return on investment. Of all the rooms in the house, the kitchen has the most impact on the sale. An open design with quality cabinet may require more investment. However, an up-to-date, high-quality kitchen can be the best remodeling investment you make.
For the all other rooms, modernizing the closets, replacing old flooring and a fresh coat of paint bring the most value. Considering window replacements is an option if your windows are old. Be sure to choose the most efficient windows in an appropriate price range. If your home has old wiring, you may want to have an electrician run a new system. Many homes with older wiring are extremely hard to sell.
For the outside, new porches, decks and garages can add value. However, be sure to consider the time and cost for these major undertakings.
The goal is to make your home the best it can be. But it all must be done while considering the return on your investment. Knowing the basic home values in your neighborhood can help. A great Real Estate Agency will be able to evaluate your home and guide you through the entire remodeling process. They will be available to answer key questions that need to be answered before any renovations begin.
A great Real Estate Agency understands your concerns and will help you through your renovation and sales process.
Giraldo Real Estate Agents are here to help you every step of the way. At Giraldo Real Estate, we believe:
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