As a home-owner, it’s important for you to understand the responsibility is about more than simply living inside four walls. You must take care of your investment so you can successfully improve the home’s value. Remembering that putting in the hard work now by upgrading, maintaining and repairing will help you in earning you a generous profit when it comes time to sell.
Upgrade Fixtures and Faucets
Giving your house a modern look often starts with upgrading your fixtures and faucets. When potential buyers are searching for a place that doesn’t constitute as a fixer-upper, they typically are looking for fresh features that will help save money and provides a contemporary and fresh look and feel to each room. Think about it: If you walk into someone’s bathroom, and you see that the sink has rusted faucets or the lights are outdated, it makes for an unattractive room. You’d be surprised as to how much fixtures and faucet upgrades can increase your property value, both financially and cosmetically.
Freshen up the Paint Job
Unless a property seeker wants to invest in real estate with the purpose of flipping the house, not many people will consider a place that has an out of date paint job. People definitely judge a book by its cover, so you need to make sure every room in your house makes a good impression. Have chipped paint in your living-room? A bathroom wall colour that looks like it’s been there since the 1940s? Then it’s absolutely necessary to freshen up the paint job. To increase the likelihood that you’ll generate a better profit, try for a neutral colour. Light greys and whites are usually your best bet! To add a flare of personality, add a statement colour to one wall!
Renovate the Floors
Ugly or outdated flooring is sometimes a make or break for potential buyers. If you have 1970s shag carpet in your living room or bright orange tile in your kitchen, it’s time to get rid of it immediately! Don’t be intimidated by cost – oftentimes you can find affordable flooring options that still offer great quality. A nice laminate is usually a great bet! You’ll feel relieved when you realize what a difference nice flooring makes to the worth of the house.
Open up the Space
Nowadays, almost everyone wants an open concept living space. People want a kitchen where they’re not isolated when entertaining or they can keep a closer eye on their kids while cooking dinner. Have a wall separating your living room from your kitchen? Research your options on knocking down that pesky barrier and watch the dollar signs appear in terms of property value.
Ensuring you’re keeping up with what makes a home valuable is important for your real estate sale. If you’d like to know more about protecting and improving your investment, contact Danielle. She has effective tips, tricks and advice on increasing the value of your home to ensure when it comes time to put the house up on the market, you’re making a generous profit.