When it comes to selling your home, little things make a large difference. The problem is, no one buys a home with the intention of reselling it right off the bat. That being said, when you decide to sell, how do you prioritize the tasks will increase your home’s value in that limited span of time? At Debbi Casa Realtor, Debbi will work with you to make sure that the projects you’re doing to increase your home’s value is all you have to worry about when it comes to selling your home. You only have so much time and money to invest, so what tasks are the most important when it comes to increasing your home’s resale value? It can be easier than you think.
Plan your remodel.
Whether your home is new, and you have to relocate or you have lived there for a while, one of the quickest ways to increase the value of your home is to make a plan. Upgrades made to your home should be made with intentionality, not out of impulse. You have limited time and limited money, so it’s important to be strategic with how you will spend it. Start by listing the things you’d like to improve and creating a selling plan with your realtor. Once you’ve made your list, categorize it by cost (meaning time and money). Once your list is categorized, go through and decide what task is a must and which is more of a dream. From there, you’ll have a solid starting point of what to do.
Go one room at a time, starting with kitchen.
Increasing your home’s value is impossible when you look at it from the perspective of improving the entire house. Tackle each project, one room at a time. This makes it easier to stay energetic and inspired about each task. Additionally, this helps you get results through compartmentalizing a large task. In terms of home remodel, kitchen is king. However, updating your kitchen doesn’t have to be a complete remodel. Consider updating your appliances, your counters, or your flooring instead of ripping apart your kitchen.
Increase the space in your rooms.
A great way to boost your home’s value is to increase the amount of living space, and to mimic a home with an open floor plan. This can be anything from finishing a basement to add usable space to a home, to changing the furniture layout so that the room appears larger.
Take steps to lower your home’s energy costs.
Taking steps to lower your home’s energy costs will save you money for as long as you live there, and is a major selling point. It’s common to have potential buyers concerned about the ever-rising cost of energy. Especially in areas with more extreme weather, people want to know about insulation and how the windows and doors keep in the heat and cool when necessary. In addition, a new water heater is a great investment to increase resale value considering hot water accounts for approximately 16 percent of home energy costs.
Perhaps the simplest home improvement task is to clean and declutter your home. A clean and sparkly home not only looks good, but attracts buyers. It makes sense. If you are a home buyer, would you rather buy the home that looks dingy or the home that is clean and comfortable? Keeping your house clean helps you establish good habits and stay on top of regular cleaning, meaning you keep yourself and your family healthy. Just like dust and dirt builds up, so does clutter. No one wants to buy a home that is full of junk and trash. Give your home a regular tidy-up, and its value will increase significantly.
Paint works wonders.
A coat of paint goes a long way. A new coat of the same color keeps a particular room looking its best, while also protecting your walls from wear and tear. In addition, updating rooms in your home with a new color is a great way to change the feel of a space to one more inviting. A new coat of paint is not limited to walls, but is great for doors and baseboards as well.
When deciding to sell your home in Fort Lauderdale, Debbi Casa will help you make your real estate dreams a reality. Contact Debbi today to get started on your home buying or selling journey!