What Sellers Can Do To Add Appraisal Value To Their Homes
I was talking today to an appraiser about adding value to a home for an appraisal. I had planned to use it as a topic on the Welcome Home Show that I taped today. I decide to go ahead and share the ideas with my newsletter clients and blog subscribers.
If you have the best house in the subdivision don't upgrade inside. If your home is of less of lesser value to the neighbor's homes it will add value.
Add square footage extensions like extra bathroom, bedroom, family room....basements don't count for much. 1st floor and above floors can add value of $65 - $85 per sq ft.
Add hardwood, tile, crown molding, concrete or asphalt driveway or professional finishing inside.
In kitchens - new surfaces: Cabinets(re-paint), countertops, sinks, range tops, built in ovens, flooring. Repaint the walls.
Bathrooms - New Tile floor, double vanity(higher level in master), garden or whirlpool tub, , separate tile shower, toilet, Re-paint walls
Other additions that add value: porch, deck, fireplace, garage, carport or patio.
The condition of your home will add value if it looks well taken care of inside and out.
Buyers are really liking garage hanging storage wall systems even better than jazzed up kitchens, formal dining or big backyard! Who would have thought this?
Buyers decide whether to get out of their car based on the outside appearance of your home.
Take the time to wash windows, trim bushes, repaint the front door, mailbox and pull weeds. It tells a lot about how you care for your property. These homes all appraise well.
Lizette Fitzpatrick - Baby Boomer Real Estate Relocation Specialist with Prudential Don Foster in Richmond, Kentucky.
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