Selling your home or thinking about listing it in the future? Moving is never an easy task and the to-do list of things to fix up or replace can be overwhelming depending on the condition of your home. Whether you’re moving houses in a matter of days, months, or sometime soon, assessing your home’s resale value can give you an idea of what it’s worth.
There are a lot of things that can affect your home’s resale value. While some things aren’t going to be replaced or fixed—like square footage and location—some things can be improved upon to increase your home’s resale value. Keep reading to learn about five things that can improve your home’s resale value so you can have a better idea of what to expect when it comes time to list your home.
Painting the Walls
A home can easily show its age depending on the condition of the interior paint. Repainting each room in the home can give it an overall fresher vibe, making it look newer than it is. If you are planning on repainting the interior to add value, opt for neutral, brighter hues. Potential buyers want to picture their family and lives inside of a home and it’s easier to do if the walls are clean and fresh.
Depending on how large your home is and how many rooms you’re repainting, it can be a relatively inexpensive upgrade to the home when compared to other improvements. You can save some money by doing the painting yourself – all you need are some gallons of paint, painter’s tape, a few brushes, and rollers to get the job done. It’s an inexpensive improvement that can add quite a bit of value to the home.
Upgrading to Energy-Efficient Appliances/Fixtures
Replacing appliances can get a little pricey depending on the brand and type of appliance you replace, however, it can pay off in the long run. Potential homebuyers are more attracted to a home that has upgraded appliances and fixtures, especially those that are energy-efficient.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, homeowners can save over $2,000 annually when they install energy-efficient appliances and take other measures to ensure their homes are running more efficiently. From dishwashers to dryers and even light fixtures, implementing energy-efficient appliances and fixtures into your home can not only save you some money while you’re still living in the home, but it’ll attract potential homebuyers, ultimately improving your home’s resale value.
Making Your Small Rooms Feel Larger
Unless you plan on building an addition on your home, there isn’t much that can be done about the amount of square footage. While some homebuyers aren’t as concerned about square footage, it can be a major factor when it comes to putting in an offer on a home. If your home is on the smaller side or if you have certain small rooms, there are some things you can do to make them feel larger.
For one, start by decluttering. Nothing makes a room appear smaller than it is than clutter. Get rid of things you don’t need and store away things you aren’t using. Removing clutter from a small space can work wonders. Next, arrange the furniture in the room so that there’s more room for a walkway; slide furniture against a wall to open up more space to move around. Another tip is to paint the room a neutral, light color and to decorate the room in neutral tones.
Updating the Kitchen
One of the easiest ways to add resale value to your home is to upgrade the kitchen. It makes sense – we spend a majority of our time gathered around the kitchen table or preparing food, eating, grabbing beverages, etc. Potential homebuyers are usually interested in the kitchen and depending on the condition and features of the kitchen, it can either make or break a sale.
According to HGTV, you could expect to see a decent ROI if you upgrade your kitchen. Improvements like updated appliances, installing granite countertops, and repainting cabinets can attract buyers. Just remember not to go overboard with renovations and not to spend too much so you can receive an ROI.
The first thing that attracts the eyes of potential buyers is the exterior of the home. A home’s exterior includes the home’s siding, architecture, and of course the gutter system. If a home has a gutter system that is in rough shape and is chipped, sagging, or overflowing with debris, it can deter potential homebuyers. Replacing gutters can make all the difference when it comes to attracting potential homebuyers.
For one, replacing gutters adds curb appeal to your home. Quality gutters that are in great shape can make the right first impression. Aside from adding to the beauty of your home, a quality gutter system protects the interior and exterior. When your home’s gutter system functions properly by collecting and draining water away from your home’s foundation then the rest of your home’s exterior should be in relatively good condition, free of foundation damage and landscaping issues. A quality gutter system can also protect a home from interior leaks and mildew issues along with keeping the home’s fascia boards and soffits in great shape.
All of these things can be an eyesore if they’re not in great shape, deterring potential homebuyers. Therefore, it’s important to have a quality gutter system on your home that can protect it from drainage issues all while adding to the beauty of your home, not taking away from it.
Newer gutter systems can be appealing, however, to attract and impress potential homebuyers, consider installing the K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System before you list your home. It’s the most advanced leaf-free gutter system on the market, making it the best choice for adding value to your home. Along with keeping debris out of the gutters and downspouts, the K-Guard Gutter System withstands all types of weather conditions, something homes need in Colorado. Our system can withstand year after year of severe winter weather while never chipping, corroding, or tearing away from the home, unlike traditional gutter systems. Another bonus – K-Guard lasts a lifetime, so future homebuyers will never have to replace the gutter system!
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