When it comes to selling your house, there are a number of things that you as the seller can do to increase the present and future value of your home. But like any investment, investing in your home can be good or bad depending on when, where, and how you invest your money. In this post I will tell you how to sell your house for more through improvements both big and small.
There are some improvements that are not necessarily practical if you are already selling your house. So, for those of you that are not currently selling your house but want to sell your house for more when the time comes this section is for you. One of the biggest and most expensive improvements that you can make to your house that would also allow you to recoup up to 100% of your investment is a REMODELED KITCHEN. The “ooos and ahhhs” that people give when they walk into a nice kitchen are the same sentiments that potential home buyers will give as they walk into your remodeled kitchen. Keep in mind that plenty of counter and cabinet space is a must when doing this. Another somewhat pricey but not so difficult undertaking is adding or improving a backyard DECK. One of the biggest things that home buyers look at when buying a home is the entertainment potential. Here in Florida the backyard is often the hub of the entertainment so having a nice place where friends and family can come over to relax and grill is a major plus for home buyers. To make this investment even sweeter, when you add a deck you can recoup up to 85% of your investment.
Now for those of you that are already in the process of selling your home hope is not lost! You can still sell your house for more! There is a plethora of improvements that can be done both quickly and without breaking the bank. We’ve all had our ears bludgeoned with the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”, but unfortunately home buyers do exactly that. So one of the most important things to consider when you sell your home is its CURB APPEAL. Having a nicely manicured lawn with the lawn mowed, edges trimmed, flowers and shrubbery maintained, and brush cleared away will be HUGE in setting the tone for the home buyer as they approach your home. Also be sure the exterior of the house itself is well maintained. Easy ways to do that are to touch up paint, pressure wash, and fix anything unsightly that may take away from the beauty of your home.
Now that you all know how to sell your house for more I expect to see you all at your local home improvement store with dollar signs in your eyes and smiles on your faces!