HOW TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME
When you are ready to sell your house, the goal should be to obtain the highest and best price the market will support. The good news is you can do that without a lot of expensive repairs and upgrades. Here is a list of the best things you can do to improve your home’s value.
A cluttered home can make it feel smaller to potential buyers. You want to show them all the available space. This means removing furniture, thinning out the closets, and keeping the décor minimal will help people see the size of the house.
People like it when a room feels light and airy. This is why it is important to open the blinds and curtains and change the light bulbs so they are bright white. Even in a small space, if it is well lit, can feel more comfortable. This simple trick will help buyers feel like the space is open and bright.
Upgrades that count
Before you remodel, remember that only certain rooms and types of upgrades have the most potential for adding value to the home. The kitchen and bathrooms are really the key selling features of a home. Also, new flooring is a great investment. If your renovation budget is tight, stick to the rooms that add the most value.
Paint goes a long way
A fresh coat of Interior and Exterior Paint can go a long way to modernize a home, and make it feel fresh and new. However, be weary of bright trendy colors, sometimes, being too bold can be a problem for buyers. Try to keep your paint colors clean and neutral.
Most people decide whether or not to even view a house based on how much they like the front yard. The better your curb appeal is the more attention your home will receive from prospective buyers.
Once your house is on the market people will drive by to see how they feel about it. This is why your front yard must be neat and tidy. In Arizona, a grass lawn is a big deal, so make sure it is alive and freshly mowed. But if you have xeriscape then making sure the cacti and rocks look good may just require some organization, trimming, and water.
Pets are great, but pet odor can deter buyers. Make sure you have a friend come by and tell you if they can smell your pets. Living with pets can make you a bit nose blind. If there is pet odor, having the carpets professionally cleaned, and wiping the walls, will go a long way to freshening up the place.
Buyers love good photos of your home. Buyers want to see as many pictures as you are willing to take. However, you want appealing photos. So be sure to have good lighting, good angles, and remove the clutter. Putting your house’s best images forward will attract more buyers.
A good agent
A good real estate agent will always add more value to the transaction. They will advertise the property, handle open houses, and help facilitate the best deal possible for you. Having a professional who handles real estate transactions every day is the best way to get the best price for your home.
If you are looking to sell, call us 480-400-1297. Realty Executives – The AZ Own It Team