There are many ways in which you can create additional space within your house. Buyers are searching for houses with open layouts that allow them to utilize the space to the way they imagine it. You can easily knock down walls to open your house up to create a feeling of additional square footage. This will make your house more marketable and you will see a greater return on your investment.
2. Update Kitchen/Bathrooms
These are the rooms in the house which will generate your greatest return on investment from small updates. You can change some of the fixtures in your kitchen or bathroom to make them more energy efficient as well. Check the plumbing and see if anything needs to be replaced. Over time, the plumbing deteriorates from normal wear and tear and small leaks can turn in to more serious problems. Spend some money on replacing the outdated plumbing and it will pay off in the long run and prevent future headaches. You can also replace an old vanity to spruce up a bathroom and to give that future buyer exactly what they want.
According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 Remodeling Impact Report, kitchen and bathroom upgrades are ranked as the most appealing projects for buyers. Even if you are improving these rooms for your own livability, you will still see a return on your investment when it comes time for you to sell.
3. Regular Maintenance and Repairs
Sometimes you only need to worry about the little things. If you keep up with the regular maintenance of your house, your home will hold its value and will be in good condition when it comes time to sell. There are easy home maintenance tips that you should always make sure that you keep up with. Here’s a few maintenance tips that we recommend:
- Clean gutters and downspouts.
- Inspect roof and chimney for cracks and damage.
- Touch up peeling or damaged paint. Watch our video for ideas on troubleshooting exterior paint problems.
- Wash all windows, inside and out.
- Install screens on windows and doors.
- Clean outdoor furniture
- Fertilize your lawn.
- Replace HVAC filter regularly
- Check and fix any plumbing leaks
- Test smoke detectors
- Clean kitchen sink disposal
Keeping up with your lawn care will add to your home’s curb appeal. By trimming shrubs, cutting the grass regularly and planting a tree or two, you will be able to increase your home’s value for a small cost. Either hire a good landscaping company or even do it yourself if you find the time. This is a must do if you plan on selling your home in the near future.
Is it too late?
You may be reading this and realizing that you have neglected to do some of these tasks for years. Now it is time for you to sell and you may be thinking if it is even worth spending all of the money now. In the end, that is up to you, but Absolute Real Estate Investment can provide you with an immediate solution. We will make you a fair cash offer on the spot and we do not require any repairs. You can stop worrying and walk away with cash in hand. We will handle any title issues and we can pay your closing costs. Call us today for your free cash offer!