Improving Your Home in 2018 - Getting Ready to Sell

Real Estate Agent with Better in Utah Team - Aubrey and Associates Realty

There are a lot of home improvements out there, however, discovering the projects that will increase your overall home value can be challenging.

The kitchen and bathrooms are the hubs of the home and improving these rooms will instantly add value to your property. The kitchen and bathrooms are always a great place to start your home improvements. If these rooms are already updated and in excellent condition, consider these five additional budget-friendly home improvements designed to increase your home’s value.

Hardwood Flooring Home Improvements

Updating the floors in your home is one of the best home improvements you can make to increase your house value. Replacing old carpet or tile with modern options, such as hardwood or mosaics, will bring an immediate rise in property value. You can also refinish hardwood floors for cost-effective home improvement.

Update Fixtures

Old fixtures, including light fixtures, door handles, faucets, and cabinet knobs can negatively affect the entire appeal of your home. Replacing old fixtures with modern options will help you receive an immediate increase in your home’s value.

Refinish or Replace Old Cabinets

Another tip for one of the essential rooms in the house is to refinish or replace your old kitchen cabinets. You should also consider improving the cabinets in your bathroom as well as any fixed dressers in the bedrooms that are worn or dated. Refinishing old cabinets throughout your home is an affordable way to increase the value.

Enhance Curb Appeal

The outside of your property is what buyers see first and should not be forgotten when working to improve your house value. When you decide to list your home, curb appeal is crucial.

Some options to improve the look of your exterior include investing in some new plants and flowers. Maintaining your front and back lawn are also crucially important.

Examine the exterior of the home and tackle any repairs that contribute to the overall curb appeal, such as a cracked driveway, crooked fence, chipped paint, etc. By addressing the exterior problems of your home, you’ll bring in more offers at a higher price.

Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Today’s homebuyers are interesting in homes that are affordable beyond the cost of the monthly mortgage. Drafty windows, poor electrical, outdated sockets, and incandescent lights will drive buyers away due to the extra cost of living.

Spend some time and upgrade various features of your home to embrace an energy efficient lifestyle. Trade out incandescent lights for LED, reseal windows, replace old weather stripping, and fix the leaking tap. If you list your house, make sure you market the home improvements that you’ve made, so that prospective buyers know about the energy efficiency upgrades of your property.

For more tips on getting your home ready to sell contact Jared Wangsgard 801.938.3333. To find out how much your home is worth in today’s market, click here for a real-time market report or see what’s listed for sale in your neighborhood.



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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Good ideas, but be careful not to spend more than your return on t he investment.  But also, some of this is just regular maintenence that needs to be done

Feb 14, 2018 06:55 AM #1
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great advice.....thanks for sharing and enjoy your vtines day!

Feb 14, 2018 07:27 AM #2
Jeffrey Masich- Arizona Associate Broker,MBA &GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Great tips Jared Wangsgard ! Here are a few more ideas to make someone Fall in love a home!

Feb 14, 2018 09:45 AM #3
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