Improving Your Property Value
Updated: Feb 13
Today's housing market is a wild and scary scene. If you're getting ready to sell your home, make all the buyers come running to your door without underselling using this checklist for improving your property value.
How your home looks from the street is crucial to property value. This is your first chance to make a good impression. Make sure landscaping is well-maintained by updating the flowers, mulch, rock or laying new grass seed to help with improvement. Make sure your yard is comparable to your neighbor's yard or better.
Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels
These two rooms greatly affect your property value. If these are out of date you are robbing yourself of reaching a higher value. Average kitchen remodels bring in 81% of the cost in property value and a new bathroom can bring in around 70%. Those are major increases.
Low Maintenance Home
Buyers worry about having to replace or maintain a lot of components in a home shortly after buying. If you replace a furnace, water heater or roof, it gives the homeowner peace of mind about future disasters or unexpected expenses. Replacing the roofing on a home can increase the value as well as attract the eye for curb appeal.
Older homes definitely aren't known for saving electricity and reducing energy costs. But in modern times, everyone checks for updated features to help save energy dollars. Small upgrades like light bulbs and extra insulation in the attic helps efficiency but are not commonly noticed by a home buyer. New energy-efficient double-pane windows improve values and get noticed easily by home buyers on walk-throughs.
Adding Square Footage
The more room the better! Most homebuyers are looking for more space when they're looking to buy. Adding more square footage will increase the overall value of a home, whether it be an additional bedroom, bathroom, level, extra living room, man cave, or she shed.
Taking these home improvement tasks into consideration is the first step to getting top-dollar for your property. The next step? Get in touch with JC Property Professionals to handle any drainage problems threatening your basement, a driveway upgrade, or demolishing an ugly old build on your property.