The housing market continues to go up and improve on a daily basis however you might find that it is still hard to get the maximum value you want to see out of your home. There are many buyers out there and it is a buyer’s market therefore if you are serious about selling your home and getting the maximum value out of it you might need to do a few upgrades. This article will help to give you some ideas of upgrades you can do around your home to increase the value immediately.
Improve Or Add Curb Appeal
The first impression of your house is when the potential buyer pulls into the driveway. By simply adding some landscaping you can catch the eye of the buyer and not have to spend a ton of money to do it. Flowers or a bush or two can go a long way. Another inexpensive curb appeal action is to install a stone or concrete path to the front door will add much needed clarity.
Update Kitchen Appliances
A must have for most people who are purchasing a new home is updated kitchen appliances. Most will want to purchase a home with a modern kitchen so it is recommended to purchase and install stainless steel appliances to get the look that everyone is looking for.
When speaking to potential buyers you will find that almost all now want to go green. The reason behind this is not only is it good for the environment but it will also help to save money on utility bills.
Cabinets And Countertops
Once again it comes back to modernizing your kitchen. No one wants a kitchen that looks dirty and outdated. If you update the cabinets and the countertops you will find that it is one of the most costly of the remodeling and updating chores but it will be worth it in the end when you finally have a buyer for your home.
Do Simple Updates
Often times the updates that you want to do you cannot afford to do such as replacing the cabinets but there are changes and updates that you can make that will not cost you an arm and a leg. These are updates such as replacing the hardware on the cabinets, adding a new light fixture or even replacing the old faucet in the kitchen sink. Even though these changes are small and minor they can add a big change when it comes to appearance.
People like to have multiple bathrooms in a home they are looking to purchase. Therefore if your home only has one bathroom you might want to look at increasing the value by adding a second one.
Finish The Basement
One of the most popular and successful ways to add value for your home is to finish the basement. This is a simple update but can often be expensive. However it is possible that you will see a seventy percent return on your investment.
Island In The Kitchen
The one thing that everyone wants in their kitchen is extra storage and counter space. If you add a kitchen island you will find that it will be another way to attract the buyer to your kitchen.
Add Square Footage
If you are a buyer you want the most room for your dollar. By adding a room to the home you are adding additional square feet and people can picture themselves using the room as a playroom, office, or whatever else they need.
Paint, Paint, Paint
By painting all of the walls in a neutral color you will make it easy for buyers to imagine themselves living in the space. Not everyone has the same kind of taste and a bold color on a wall may turn off someone who is not a fan of that type of color.
Common sense will tell you to fix any of the doors or anything else that is broken when you are trying to increase the value of your home. When you add in the changes and updates listed above you will find that your home’s value will increase dramatically.
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