Did you know the U.S. housing market grew by 4.29% last year? That means there has never been a better time to sell your home. But do you know the steps to take to get the best price possible?
Many of them do not even cost a lot of time, or crucially, money. Read on as we discuss the must-know ways to increase your sell value.
Replace the Doors
Doors are extremely important, as when someone sees a property for the first time, their eye is naturally drawn to the entrance. A broken, dilapidated door gives the impression of a property that has not been looked after.
Ideally, you should replace the entry with a steel security door. Not only do they add to the look and safety of the home, but they also increase energy efficiency by insulating.
Do not forget the garage doors either. If you do not already have one with an automatic opening, then that should be a priority.
You should never underestimate the impact that a fresh coat of paint can have on a home. Painting is a fairly cheap renovation, made even cheaper if you do the job yourself.
Choose neutral colors for the home when giving a fresh coat of paint. This makes it easier for people to envisage their own belongings and furniture in the space.
Change the Fixtures
You do not need a whole new kitchen or cabinet range to add value. In fact, tired units can look totally new just with a change to the fittings. New pulls, draw knobs and replacement faucets can make an area look as good as new.
There are a number of options available to you, from matte, modern fittings to classic bronze. Discuss local trends with your real estate agents, then visit your local home improvement store to see what is on offer.
Add Energy Efficient Windows
While windows are one of the more expensive options, they will improve home value drastically. In addition, if you do decide to keep the home you will make huge savings on utility bills in the future. Depending on the type of home, you can save around $500 per year in heating costs.
In addition to heating costs, many states have incentives for energy-efficient installations. You may be able to claim money back through tax incentives, increasing savings.
Get Efficient Appliances
Energy-efficient appliances are a big plus point when selling a house. Due to advancements in technology, even appliances that are only five to ten years old can have a huge difference in energy efficiency. Getting advice may involve speaking to people about ovens, refrigerators, or you may even find yourself needing HVAC services.
Further Increasing Your Sell Value
Now you know how to increase your sell value, do not stop. There are numerous other fixes you can do to increase the value and curb the appeal of your home.
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