There are a few no-brainer things you can do to make your home more appealing to potential buyers before you put it on the market. Things like keeping your house tidy and making sure your landscaping is up to par are really easy and don’t require much (or any) money.
On the other hand, some sellers go overboard before putting their home on the market. These sellers will do things like adding rooms to their house or installing surround sound speakers because they think every potential buyer will like those additions. Real estate agents recommend making a few small, specific adjustments to your home in order to boost its attractiveness to potential buyers—and increase its resale value.
Small bathroom upgrades
Small adjustments to your bathrooms can go a long way in boosting your home’s resale value, and are fairly inexpensive. While you may think your 1960s-style, pink tile flooring is endearing, many buyers may think otherwise. A general contractor in Gilbert, AZ can install new bathroom flooring for a lot less money than you’d think. Another small upgrade you can invest in is replacing the bathroom sink, vanity or toilet. While these may seem like expensive upfront costs, it’ll be worth it in the long run when you get a lot more money for your house.
Little kitchen improvements
While it’d be great to upgrade your entire kitchen before selling, it’s a dangerous game. Kitchens can take a long time to finish, and often cost an arm and a leg. Sure, a buyer would most likely love a brand new kitchen but your ROI might not be worth the hassle. Instead, make small upgrades that all buyers will enjoy and that don’t cost much money. Instead of replacing everything in your kitchen and changing its layout, consider upgrading the cabinets or even replacing the countertops. There are some really inexpensive but great-looking kitchen cabinet and countertop materials out there today.
If you don’t have enough time or money to commit to new cabinets, consider repainting them. A fresh coat of paint on your cabinets can make them look brand new, even if they’re quite old.
Roof repair or replacement
This one may seem like it’s a huge, expensive undertaking. However, in most cases, a general contractor in Gilbert, AZ can perform roof repairs for much less money than one would think, and it adds tremendous resale value. An inspector is going to notice a leaky or structurally compromised roof in a second. If that happens, a potential buyer will either be turned off or demand a much lower price for your home. So, if your roof is shoddy, it definitely needs to be repaired or totally replaced.
However, if your roof is structurally sound but just old, a new, more attractive one can add great value to your home. The exterior appearance of your home is obviously the first thing a buyer notices, and if your house looks unappealing from the outside, a buyer is likely to pass by without giving it a chance.
Contact Five Guys Construction before you put your house on the market to find out how we can boost the resale value of your home!
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