6 Ideas to Increase the Resale Value of Your Home

If you’re going to be putting your home up for sale, then there are some things that you can definitely do to bring up its value. The sooner you start the better, and why not start as soon as possible so that you too can enjoy some of the changes?

Just because you are selling your house it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get to enjoy it too, does it? Selling your home, especially in a competitive market, can take some time, but by making some key changes, it will not only help your home to sell much faster, it will also allow you to ask for a higher price.

The Kitchen

The kitchen has often been regarded as one of the most important rooms in a house. After all, you do spend a lot of time in the room, especially if you love to cook. When I am taking couples through a house more times than not they will want to start with the kitchen.

The kitchen can make or break a buyer’s mood, so be sure to give it some special attention. Remodelling a kitchen will always pay off. In fact, plenty of times I have helped sellers double or even triple their kitchen remodel investment.

You can never go wrong with remodelling the kitchen, but be sure to not overdo it because it may do more harm than good. I had a seller that completely remodelled their kitchen.

They changed every little thing, but the problem was the kitchen looked as though it belonged in another house. The kitchen now looked far too outrageous for the current style of the house, and this crushed the interest of many potential buyers.

Energy Efficient Appliances

Another thing that will attract buyers is new energy efficient appliances. There are few things that will get the attention of buyers better than new appliances. They look great in a home, and along with the great looks come the great energy savings.

Energy Efficient Windows And Doors

While we are talking about energy efficiency we may as well discuss energy efficient windows and doors. Investing in new windows and doors will complement the look of the house and will peak the interest of the buyers as well when they find out that they are energy efficient.

Add A Bathroom

If you own a one bathroom home, you should really consider adding an additional bathroom. One of the first things someone looking for a home will look at is how many bedrooms and bathrooms the house has. This is especially true for a large family.

Finish Unused Space

Instead of adding extra space to your home by building on to it, you should first consider what you can do with the space that you already have. Do you have an attic that can be used for an extra bedroom, or how about an office? What about a basement that can be finished? Doing something with the unfinished space you already have will be far cheaper than adding space to your home which can become very expensive.

Curb Appeal Makes The Difference

Curb appeal can make a big difference in the amount of time it takes to sell your home. Go outside and take a look at your home and decide what can be done to make it look more appealing to people. Maybe you can add an attractive garden or need to improve the appearance of the grass. The outside of the house is what makes people passing by interested in seeing the rest of the house, so don’t forget to have it looking its best.

Selling a home can be a long process, but these changes can certainly help your home sell faster. Most of the ideas above will add to the value of your home, so even though some of these projects require you to spend money, but it will help your home sell for a higher price in a shorter amount of time.

About the Author: Mitch Ribak is a Melbourne FL real estate agent. For more information about Mitch, you can visit his Cocoa Beach real estate website where you can search homes in Merrit Island Florida.


About Anita Clark Realtor

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Anita is a residential Real Estate Agent in Warner Robins Georgia, with Coldwell Banker Access Realty (478) 953-8595, aiding buyers and sellers with all their real estate questions on her Warner Robins blog.