Here are three very easy ways to increase your home value and get buyers to pay more for it. After all, like the saying goes, why spend (a lot) of money when you don’t have to?
Best Way To Increase Your Home Value
Real estate is all about location, location, location. But real estate is also about appearance, appearance, appearance.
Improving the curb appeal of your home and its appearance is easy and relatively inexpensive. Things you can do to improve the appearance of your home and increase its value include routine landscaping, decluttering, and fresh paint in today’s designer colors both inside and out.
New faucets, electrical outlets and switches, and door handles are pleasing to the eye of the new home buyer. Replacing these items is also pretty inexpensive and can usually be done without using a high-priced handyman or contractor.
You can increase your home value by thinking of updating fixtures as improving the curb appeal of the inside of your house.
Energy Efficient Appliances
For home owners who have a little extra money in their budget, upgrading to LEED certified, energy efficient appliances can pay off in both the short- and long-run.
Are you thinking about selling your home in the not too distance future? First-time home buyers will appreciate – and pay extra for – the work you’ve put into updating the appliances in your home to today’s Energy Star standards.
If you’re more of a buy-and-hold home owner, then the money you save by having energy efficient appliances will quickly add up over a few years.
Highly-rated air conditioning units, heating furnaces, water heaters, and kitchen appliances can help save a surprising amount of money with today’s energy efficient standards.