5 Ways to Increase the Value of your Home
Whether your once beloved humble abode is now giving you tons of problems, your family has outgrown your 3-bedroom house or your simply just looking for something new, your probably thinking of buying a new home and selling your old one. But before you begin the process (or if you already started), we want to share with you 5 ways to increase the value of your home to get the most from your property.
1. Exterior Counts
This includes landscaping, updating the roof or painting the home exterior a different color. The list goes on and on. Remember, this is the first thing prospective home owners see so make sure it looks up to par.
2. Upgrade your kitchen
We have all heard the saying, your not buying the home, your buying the kitchen. Upgrades to your kitchen cabinets, counter-tops and appliances make all the difference when increasing the value of your home. Even small changes like replacing your cabinet handles can have a major impact.
3. Replace old carpet
Old, worn out carpet can take away the 'new home' appeal and decrease the value of your home. Replacing it with new carpet or updating to wood floors can drastically increase the value of your home. On a budget? Give your carpet a makeover by getting a carpet cleaning treatment to make it look as good as new.
4. Stage your home properly
Most home sellers forget this step. When you set up an open house its crucial to present your home in the best manner. You want prospects to feel like this can be their new home, not your stomping grounds. If you haven't already moved out, try to put away any personal items like photographs or your children's toys. The more the customer sees the home as their own, the better the chances they will make an offer. And the final tip, get rid of all clutter. The home should look like its move in ready.
5. Hire the right agent
Finding a good agent is one of the most important parts of your selling process. Make sure you work with an experienced agent who has shown success in previous home sales.
The Real Estate Group has been helping home sellers since 1999. Our licensed agents each have over 10 years of experience and can help you get the most for your home. If you would like to set up a consultation or learn more, visit our website at www.therealestategroup.com/consultation