Homeowners, it isn't as difficult or involved as you think to make improvements on your house. In fact, with just a little cash, time and energy, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish. One of the key things to remember is you don't want to put so much money into your home that you can't get it back when you sell. I've known many people who have walked down the hallway called disappointment because the improvements they made cost them money in the end. They simply couldn't recover their investment because they spent too much in upgrading.
Here is what I like to refer to as a Burrows Suggestion: You should know the value of your house before undertaking a project to improve it. Why? So that you won't over spend, investing more than it is worth. Often simple, cosmetic improvements can be adequate and in reality, can help to expedite a sale. Playing by some simple rules, will actually help you make money on the other side of the sale.
Here is an article I'm sure you will find informative on this subject: 10 Quick and Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Home - Looking to make a big splash in improving the looks of your home, but don't have much cash. Here are 10 suggestions you might try.
Find additional House and Home Reports on my personal website. In fact, this helpful literature can get you started on the right foot for selling, buying, fixing up your house, mortgage, refinance, winterizing your home, home security and many other useful topics.
David L. Burrows, Realtor®
Envirian of Warrenton, Warrenton, VA
Selling thought for the day:
When you are selling your house it is no longer your home - it is a house for sale.
Interested in some great reading on selling your home? Take a look at these articles on my website: Selling Your Home: Where do you begin?
Seller Guidance: I would encourage you to employ a Realtor to help you sell your home. When your agent or another agent is showing your house, go away and let them do your work for you. I also urge you to utilize my FREE SELLERS TOOLKIT before selling your house.
Buyer Guidance: I would encourage you to really check out anything and everything you are told by a well meaning seller. Employ the services of a Buyer's Agent to help you discern what you read and listen to about the area you are thinking of calling home. I would also urge you to get my FREE BUYERS TOOLKIT before heading out on the journey to find your new house.
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