There is no way to know, for sure, how much you’ll get for your home when you’re ready to sell it. When and if you need to sell your home, you may want to consider making a couple of changes to your home first. The newer and more modern your home is, the better the asking price can be. Simple changes can add up to a higher price, but big changes can make an even bigger difference in what you can charge versus what you want to charge. If you’re not sure where to begin making changes to your home that can benefit you and your family, here are a couple of helpful suggestions. Before you begin, however, if you can afford it, it is recommended that you consult with an appraiser. They may even be able to tell you if changes are necessary for your home to fetch the best price.
Often referred to as, ‘the workhorse of the home,’ bathrooms are the rooms that typically sustain the most wear and tear. This shouldn’t surprise many people, though: we put our bathrooms through a lot. From washing and conditioning our hair, to extended baths with prolonged exposure to steam and to hot water, bathrooms are a place where messes go, and may not leave. If your bathroom has been loved by your family for any period of time, you should consider remodeling. Remodeling your bathroom can increase a home’s value by up to 20%, which is significant. If your home is valued at $250,000, and you spend $10,000 on your bathroom remodel, you may stand to add an extra $50,000 to the value of your home, making your home’s value at or around $300,000.
Old kitchens may be nostalgic to some, but they can be hazardous. If wiring in appliances and walls is old, there is a risk that they could cause an electrical fire, or stop working. Older appliances also tend to lack the efficiency that newer appliances have. This, of course, is not your fault for using older appliances, but you will find that using newer appliances will give you some savings on your electric bills. With all of the technological equipment in your kitchen, this will pay off big for you. You’ll have more to offer a prospective buyer for your home, and you’ll be able to enjoy your new kitchen in the interim.
Hire a Landscaper
Don’t make the mistake of neglecting your front and backyards when you’re looking to increase the value of your home. The exterior of your home should be inspected for damage, as this could end up impacting the ability of your home to protect the valuables inside. Curb appeal is important because the appearance of a home contributes directly to it’s value. Would you pay for a perfect interior, but an ugly exterior? Maybe you would, but the average home buyer would skip right over a place that didn’t look appealing from the outside. Let a landscaper handle this for you, and you’ll come out on top every time.