Resale Value Tips

You want your home to look like the model, imagine a five-star hotel suite: richly appointed, tastefully decorated, neutral colors and artwork, and clean. Move the magazines off of the coffee table, store kitchen appliances removing them from the counter, put your over-sized workout equipment in storage.

Color choices are huge, if your kitchen is your favorite shade of purple, you may want to paint it a lighter, more neutral color, before listing the property.   Whatever color it is, a fresh coat of paint goes a long way.

If you are not ready to move, but are planning a remodel or makeover for your home, give us a call and run your plan by us.  We’ll give you tips, advice and feedback on making choices that will be more beneficial for resale value, which will save you time and money, and increase your property value and sale proceeds in the future.  We’ll help you choose colors and decorations that are more universal and timeless, so you can enjoy your home now, in the future, as well as having a home that is ready to put on the market if and when that time should come.

Another area we are knowledgeable in is the decision to build an addition, or move to a home that is already larger.  Most realtors would tell you to sell, because they’ll make money on two closings, your sale and your purchase.  But many times it is in your better interests to do the addition.  Increase to square footage and additional bedrooms and bathrooms will add to your property value, and your tax bill won’t change as much as it would if you purchased a newer, bigger home.  There are a lot of variables to consider.  Ask an expert!

Landscaping your outside space is a great way to make your home more approachable. You can often times do small improvements such as mulching, adding a pathway, or a small water feature that will make a huge improvement to the overall feel of your home. You can also take it a step further and add additional seating arias, landscape lighting or an outdoor kitchen aria.

We all know how important storage is to us as a home owner, it is no different for the people viewing your home. Take the time to pack away the items in your closet that you do not need on a daily basis. This will give the potential buyer the opportunity to see how much storage is available to them.

Having a well lit home is an easy way to make your home inviting. Start by making sure that all of your light bulbs are in good working order. Add a lamp to a dark corner, open the blinds, change your drapes to a sheer covering to feature large windows. These are just a few quick ways to improve the lighting in your home.