Simple Tips To Increase Your Home’s Resale Value
Let’s face it; in many ways, selling a home can be just as daunting as buying one. So many factors are at play, and it can feel like you have even less control than when you bought the home. But one thing you can have control over is improving the resale value of it.
At Summus Realty, we’ve helped thousands of people buy and sell their homes, and we’ve picked up on a few simple tips for making your home stand out on the market. Given the current social distancing guidelines, now is the perfect time to invest in these simple improvements. In our latest blog, we’ll discuss some of these simple but effective home selling tips!
Get Rid Of The Popcorn Ceiling
If your home still has popcorn ceilings, it’s time to make the change. Popcorn ceilings have fallen out of favor and will make your home look tacky and outdated. Simply shave off the popcorn to give your ceilings a refreshed, modern look.
Deep Clean Your Home
Anyone who plans on selling their home should invest in a deep cleaning. As we live in our homes, certain areas can get very dirty without us noticing. Think of a time when a carpet has been deep cleaned after years of neglect, only to find out that the carpet was supposed to be white, not milk chocolate. Many areas in your home could be like that, so it doesn’t hurt to get your home professionally cleaned.
Paint Exterior Elements Of Your Home
Painting the exterior of your home can give it flair and personality when people see pictures of it or in-person. Target areas like the windows, gutters, doors, trim, and other areas where you can add some splashes of color.
You can also paint interior elements like trim, walls, and doorways. You may want to refrain from using very bright and unique colors, as it may reduce the number of people who want to buy. Leaning towards simple, muted colors like gray, deep blue, and darker reds usually perform well.
Important tip: When painting, use paints with low or no VOCs (volatile organic chemicals). Not only will this keep the buyer healthy, but it can also be advertised to increase the value of the home!
Improve Efficiency, Improve Resale Value
One of the best ways to make your home more valuable on the market is to improve efficiency. A home’s total efficiency is based on a number of factors, like windows, appliances, insulation, new thermostats, and more. By improving some of these, you can make your home more valuable to buyers who want long-term energy savings.
Efficiency improvements don’t have to be expensive either. Simple changes like energy-efficient lights and better insulation can make a big difference in the long-term.
Add Outlets With USB Ports
USB ports are everywhere these days, and a simple change to your outlets could add some value to your home. Specifically, power outlets with USB ports are appealing to millennial and Gen Z home buyers who need the outlets for computers, phones, and other devices.
Research Moderate Expansions/Renovations
Expansions and renovations are easy to run over-budget on, but small and modest ones can add a lot of value. Focus on small or antiquated areas of your home, like the kitchen or dining room. Improving high-traffic rooms like kitchens and living rooms often yields more value than other, lesser-used and lesser-seen rooms.
Trust Summus Realty To Sell Your Home!
Selling your home may be difficult, but having the Summus Realty family behind you can make it much easier. Let our team help you sell your home and start a new chapter in your life, today!