I don't know about you, but if I was about to sell my home I would like to get the most out of its value. After doing some research and being in the Real Estate business for some time now I have put together a list of 4 simple ways to increase your homes value!
Let's take a look!
1. UPDATE YOUR KITCHEN
The kitchen is the heart of the home.. So obviously it is important that it is functioning and up-to-date! According to Brad Carlton, sales associate and real estate expert from BHG
"Updating the kitchen with new appliances and bathrooms with new plumbing fixtures may seem trivial, but it's a must! Currently, there are many kitchen features that are trending in the Atlanta area, such as wine refrigerators, drawer-style microwaves and dishwashers, commercial-style ranges, and hidden outlets."
So simply updating your kitchen can increase your homes value dramatically!
2. UPGRADE YOUR MASTER BATH
Being a main selling point of any home, the master bathroom should be eye catching as well as functional. According to Jean Risha, a relator associate:
"The master bath should be as large and bright as possible. Texans like things big! They definitely want space in their master baths. A separate water closet and a spacious shower with multiple showerheads are musts. There is also the trend of a separate sink and water closet for each person and only sharing the shower, which we see in the most distinctive homes."
It is safe to say that you want your master bathroom to be up to date, spacious, and eye catching!
3. CREATE AND ADDITION
Adding an addition to your home not only adds square footage, it also adds major value to your home! According to Joseph Rand, Managing partner and general counsel of BHG:
"Any kind of physical expansion -- whether it's a new bedroom, an extension of a living room, or whatever space you desire -- has a huge impact. If you can add square footage to a house, you always add value. Size matters!"
So whether your moving now or in the future, think about adding some more space into your home.
4. INTENSIFY YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE
Who doesn't love the option of being inside or outside to entertain or just enjoy a beautiful night? Having a beautiful outdoor oasis will give your home a relaxing get-away tor get-togethers or beautiful nights looking at the stars! According to Senior Sales Executive Mary H
"Tap the outdoors for extra living space. In the old days, just about everyone had a front porch or screened-in area to shade themselves from the Midwestern heat, and these classic features are still in demand. A screened-in porch or backyard patio -- especially one that includes an outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill and small fridge -- makes a wonderful additional entertaining area."
Having a beautiful oasis outside your home will add major value to its selling price!
Now I know what your thinking...
This may sound like a lot of work, or time, or money. But in the end it will be worth it. Your home value will go up, and on todays market it will sell fast for what you are asking!