Are you getting ready to move in the very near future? If this is the case, you need to start thinking about the price you will ask for your home. This is an area where a few minor renovation projects can net you huge results. You can make just a tiny bit of effort to seriously raise the real estate value of your home. Here are a few quick tips.
Renovate the Heating System for Your Home
The HVAC system in your home may not have been upgraded or replaced since the day you first moved in. If your home is over 40 years old, it may still be the same one the original builders installed. Should this be the case, it may well be due for an overhaul. Now may be a great time for you to make the switch to a modern heated floor system.
Getting a new system isn’t a move that needs to drain your budget. As a matter, doing so may save you a great deal of both energy and money in the long run. This is due to the fact that modern floor heating systems are a great safer and more efficient. A new model will also be a source of appeal that will add to the total resale value of your home.
The modern generation of electric floor heating systems are normally installed to be used in such areas of the home as bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms. They can also be used to provide heat for areas such as your basement. The system is easy to install and compatible with most floor types.
Stage Your Home to Increase its Appeal
In the old days, the rule of thumb for real estate agents was to totally empty your home before it was opened up to potential buyers. This was because industry experts felt that an empty shell of a home was perfect for prospective buyers to people with their own family members and furnishings. But in the 21st century, home buyers expect the opposite.
There’s no real point in asking why tastes have changed so radically in this regard. For your purposes, you just need to know that staging your home is a move that is now very highly recommended. A prospective buyer wants to get a feel for the property as it will look when their own furnishings occupy it. Staging helps them gauge the actual result.
It shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your home staged in an expert manner. This is a detail that your real estate agent will normally be happy to take care of. It will be up to you to find somewhere for your furniture and other belongings to go. You can move them into storage or into your new home if you already have one to move them into.
Spruce Up Your Kitchen and Bathroom Areas
Some of the very first places in your home that a potential buyer will want to see will be your kitchen and bathroom. For this reason, you want to go out of your way to make them as appealing as possible. If your kitchen faucets and sinks are rusty and leaky, get them replaced. If the wallpaper is faded, give the kitchen walls a fresh coat of paint.
You can also give your bathroom a going over to get it up to speed. This may be another area where the faucets or sinks need replacing. The tub and toilet may need to be caulked up or replaced. Meanwhile, those old shaggy carpets your Mom handed you down from the 70’s need to go. Focus on redoing the tiles to make them look shiny, clean, and new.
High Resale Value is Yours for the Asking
There are few things in the world that feel better than selling your home for a very high price. Even if you only own a budget home, you can still get away with more than you paid for it. The key is to make a few key upgrades that will add a high amount of extra value to its final sale price. You can reach this goal by taking the time to make the repairs.