February 01, 2021
Trying to find a way to make improvements to your home when looking to sell can be a steep hill to climb. There are a number of projects, big and small, that you can take advantage of depending on your budget and how much time you have to get them done. With that in mind, here are a few tips that can help you raise the value of your home when you are selling.
This is possibly the most common form of improving your home before you market your house for sale. By applying new paint with a more modern look, you can vastly increase the desirability of your property without breaking the bank to do so. You would be amazed at the difference this can make to bring about a fresh look to wow potential buyers.
This is an important point that many sellers overlook as it does not play as much of a part as other factors for a buyer purchasing your home. Nevertheless, is something that should be taken care of to give them the best possible impression of your home. After all, you don’t want any defects to give the impression of the home being not well lived in or even run down.
There are a few things that you can look out for to prevent this impression. They can range from simple items such as fixing taps that are dripping, replacing any broken light bulbs, to ensuring that you do not have any mold or limescale buildup in any of the rooms in your house.
You can vastly add to the desirability factor by upgrading older appliances. Buyers are looking for that new feeling. Imagine if you put in a fresh coat of paint throughout the house and then you have grimy old appliances sitting in there! It would leave them wanting more. Appliances should be clean, operational and matching at the very least.
This ties into our previous item, but is worth mentioning as a standalone point. Yes, removal of limescale is important here, as is getting any taps fixed, but fitting a new bathroom or making essential improvements has proven to be key when it comes to selling a home.
The key is to make them look as hygienic as possible. As well as the previously mentioned changes, you could also look into adding a fresh new shower curtain, or even a glass screen to give it an updated look. Whatever you do, don’t underestimate the selling power of having a brand-new looking bathroom.
If you want to vastly increase the value of your home, then you should consider introducing an extension or a loft conversion for your property if it’s within your budget. In fact, the latter does not necessarily take too long to complete. It gives you the opportunity to add a new bedroom or bathroom to your property which will place it in a higher tier of pricing.
Another easy way to increase value is via an extension. This can help add more room to already established areas of your home such as your lounge or kitchen. If physically extending the property isn’t an option and you have a garage you don’t tend to use, this can be a great alternative to make into an additional bedroom if you choose to. This is something to keep in mind if your garage is connecting to your house and it is a sure-fire way to increase value.
You may also add a basement to your property if extra areas are possible and within the budget. It is worth mentioning that this can be a costly process, and would
involve structural surveys that can be time-consuming, not to mention that you would need to vacate the property at some point during the process. This addition would definitely set your home apart from others in the area.
One of the best ways to add value in El Paso is converting your evaporative cooling to a more economical refrigerated air system. If you are currently equipped with an evaporative cooler (swamp cooler), you will certainly want to upgrade as new home buyers will definitely want the convenience and the economic benefits that come with refrigerated air.
When considering what updates to make, be sure to contact your REALTOR® for an evaluation of your home and what is possible in your area to get the most impact.
REALTORS® are up to date with current trends and understand what potential buyers are looking for. You also don’t want to over-develop your area and make unnecessary modifications that do not end up with a return on your investment. REALTOR® Tom can help you sell or buy a home in Horizon and El Paso, Texas.