Your Home’s Value: Both Financial and Tactile
Your home’s value is key to your overall financial health long term, according to most (if not all) financial professionals. Also, Forbes posted a great article back in January of this year about increasing home values in 2021, which has been proven true so far. Check out that article HERE.
Improving your home to your liking is also key to your enjoyment, on a daily basis. The bottom line is: your home’s value is important for so many reasons.
Thinking about selling your home and want to get the most bang for your buck?
Maybe you’re looking to make wise improvements for the years to come?
Whatever your reason to be focused on your home’s value, we have put together this list of our top 10 most common tweaks to improve your home’s value for today’s market. Enjoy!
Upgrade the Kitchen
A full reno can be costly, so try small tweaks like refreshing the backsplash, painting the cabinets or installing updated appliances. Send us a picture, we’ll tell you what we think, if you need advice!
Reinvent Your Closet
Combat clutter by creating a place for everything and putting everything in its place. Consider custom organization to max out storage capacity. This always helps the resale of a home, storage is a big deal.
Deck the Walls
Paint can transform a room in a single afternoon. Pick a color to match a room’s mood, or get back to basics with these common colors: bright white, really light grey tone colors or even warmer grey tone colors (colors that have both grey and beige in them).
Refinish Hardwood Floors
Buff away those scratches and put a dent in those dings. Refinishing hardwoods can bring back that brand-new look. Some floors just need a deep clean with the right local expert to bring them back to life (call us, we’ll gladly share our people with you).
Freshen Up the Front Door
Put your home’s best foot forward with a new front door. Steel and fiberglass are current top picks. In some cases, it might just need a fresh coat of paint or a NEW color.
Grass looking a little shaggy? Give your lawn a haircut and don’t forget to weed the edges and any garden areas. Booking a service to do it lets you set it and forget it.
Dig Up Some Dirt
Planting perennials ensures blossoms year after year, while annuals bloom beautifully for a season. Native plants and succulents keep water bills low. Contact a great local landscape company to really up-your-game in the ‘department’ and of course, reach out to us for some great landscaper recommendations.
Pile on the Mulch
Bring landscaping back to life with a fresh application of mulch around trees and garden beds. *Pro tip: don’t buy bags of mulch from the big box stores, go directly to the mulch suppliers and load up a truck full for about half the price! They will even deliver it to you if you need!
Follow a New Path
Installing a pathway or patio out of pavers or gravel makes a yard more inviting. Go one step further? Hire a good landscape/hardscape company to really transform the outdoors. Let us know if you need some recommendations here, too!
Light Up the Night
Landscape lighting and modern outdoor light fixtures give your home a new nighttime look. Some homes boast such a great look at nighttime look, that we recommend featuring that in the home’s for sale listing by using a ‘twilight image’ of the home. Maybe you’ve seen some of those out there?
Well, any of these 10 tweaks are a great place to start of course. If you are really considering selling your home, assessing each home’s unique needs is only something that an experienced and sharp real estate professional can do. Why? Because each home is always so unique! Plus, a real estate professional that spends each week walking through homes that are on the market, is going to be up to date on exactly what buyers are looking for right now, not just ‘what trends were in’ a few months ago.
We are here to help you!
If you think selling your home is in your future, anytime within the next 3, 6, or even 12 months, reach out to us today and we can begin the process of assessing your wants and needs. Then, we’ll lay out a timeline and a plan, so that you know you are on track to accomplish your goals. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you. Getting the most of your home’s value is what we’re all about!