7 Ways to Increase Home Value

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Real Estate Agent with Irongate Inc. REALTORS SAL.2006006317
  1. Refinish the basement. Adding a media room, fabulous bar area, seating, and beautiful finishes will add character and value to your home.
  2. Put in a deck.
  3. Remodel the bathroom.
  4. Paint!
  5. Renovate the attic. Turn it into a bedroom suite.
  6. Add a second story. It is a huge project, often with a huge return. It will add valuable square footage.
  7. Revive the kitchen by tearing down wallpaper, changing cabinet hardware, and installing new light fixtures.

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
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Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor with Irongate Inc. Realtors. Christina can be reached via email at ChristinaCavins@aol.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio real estate and homes see Ohio Real Estate.

 

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Debbie Sloan
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® - Huntersville, NC

Declutter.

Jun 30, 2008 10:14 AM #1
Rainer
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Jeff Stinson
Kasteel Property Management - Property Manager - Springville, UT

Great ideas.  The hard thing getting the cost to not be more than the value it adds.  Most times it will cost more than the value it adds unless you are able to do most of the work yourself.  Great post though.

Jun 30, 2008 10:25 AM #2
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Kathleen Garvey
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver - Denver, CO
Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales

Hire a professional Home Stager to help your home look it's best! 

Most people are unable to be objective about their home and would be smart to work with a stager. Sellers may need to do more or less in order to neutralize their home. Maximizing a home's potential appeal is important and usually, it is more involved than a simple coat of paint on the wall. 

Work SMART--Have professional Home Stager as part of your team!

Jul 08, 2008 12:51 AM #3
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www.GregZaccagni.com

Christina:

Thanks for the nice comments.  I like your suggestions. Removing wallpaper is a biggie.  Some people just can't see past the decorating of the current owner. When they should be looking at the floorplan they are looking at the paint colors & furnishings.  Decluttering removes distractions forcing them to pay attention to the property they are buying.

www.GregZaccagni.com

 

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