When you are looking to sell your home, it is important for you to repair any damages your home or property has in order to list it at the highest possible price. However, some people will recommend that you do a full-scale home renovation to sell your home for more. This is simply not the case. While there are some aspects of your home you should consider updating, you will waste more money than you will gain in the sale if you redo too much. Construction and renovation projects cost a great deal of money, so unless there’s a dire need, it’s best to make minor upgrades to save yourself in the long run.
● Kitchen Upgrades
Kitchens are often seen as one of the most important rooms in any home. The look and functionality of the kitchen alone can make or break a sale. Though we don’t suggest redoing your entire kitchen, we suggest making minor upgrades to make the kitchen modern and functional. This can include new appliances, a new coat of paint, updated flooring, or updated countertops, which can all go a long way toward gathering interest in your home.
● Family Room Upgrades
Another way to increase the value of your home is to open up its living spaces. Typically, most homes have at least one living space where the family spends the most time. Many home buyers want to see open spaces that allow them to spend time with their family as well as entertain guests. Open-floor concepts are still a popular trend, so knocking down a wall in your living room could be the interior design a potential buyer is looking for. And if you don’t want to go to that much hassle, adding a lighter shade of paint to the walls, lightening your window treatments, and rearranging your furniture could all make your living area look more spacious.
● Security Upgrades
Before you list your home for sale, you should upgrade any outdated doors and windows, as well as old locks. While doors are relatively easy and inexpensive to replace, windows are far more expensive. You should only replace your home’s windows if they are damaged or falling apart. If your windows are still functional but don’t properly lock, updating the window hardware is a cost-effective solution.
● Energy Upgrades
In today’s world, home buyers prefer energy-efficient homes. This doesn’t mean going as far as retrofitting your home with solar panels and a thermal heat pump. For many homes, energy efficiency can be improved with simple upgrades, such as new windows, roofing, siding, and insulation. While revamping all of these areas can cost you a small fortune if you do them all at once, choose to instead replace the most pressing issues before you sell. To learn more about how to make your home more energy-efficient, contact our team today.
Contact Home Avenue Today
If you are in the Twin Cities area and searching for a team of professionals to help you sell your home, contact our flat-fee real estate experts at Home Avenue today. We will help you decide which real estate route is best for you before helping you market and sell your home. To learn more about our services or to schedule a meeting, give us a call at 952-929-7355.