5 Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home
Whether you are planning to sell your home in the next few years or decade, it is essential that as early as now, you are already building value into it. This way, even if the average market prices in your community go down, you can still demand a much higher price.
Today we are going to outline 5 easy, simple, and cost-effective tips to increase your home’s value in the market:
1. Give it a fresh new look.
It is instinct among buyers to be attracted to something that looks beautiful, new, and fresh. It gives the idea that the home does not need repair, so in the process, they are spending less money on the purchase.
The kind of facelift your home needs depends on its present state. Does it have very serious issues such as leaking pipes or damaged roofs? These should be taken care of first because not only do they lead to continuous degradation of the home, no buyer wants to pay for their repair unless he is desperate to get a house. Then you can do little changes such as removing the wallpaper and adding a fresh coat of paint.
2. Give it more room.
There is a good reason why sticking to the essentials is wise: buyers are looking for space. They prefer homes with open plans or spacious living rooms and kitchens since they appear like blank canvases. They can update the space any way they want without overspending.
3. Work with professionals only.
Stop looking at blogs and DIY articles. If you truly want to build value into your property the right way, you only need to approach the professionals whether these are construction contractors, interior designers, and realtors. These are the ones that can give you the soundest advice on how to go about your home’s design.
4. Make your home more energy efficient.
Buyers these days are thinking about long term: as much as possible, they want to live in the house for the rest of their lives. That is why they have become more cautious and meticulous. One of their recent preferences is an energy-efficient house.
Amertex suggests the following:
Add a radiant barrier into your roof to reflect the sun’s rays away from your home space.
Include a ridge vent into the attic to maintain the coolness.
Always maintain the cleanliness of the roof. Remove any presence of algae.
Hire a mold professional to look for any presence of mold and mildew and remove them.
Fix any leak, especially under the bathroom and kitchen sinks.
Fix the wall and floor cracks right away.
5. Invest in remodeling.
Remodeling may cost a good amount of money, but if it is done by pros, you can simply add the cost to the prevailing market price of your property and include your markup to enjoy a profit! Besides, while waiting for a buyer, you and your family can take advantage of the home’s new look.