5 Ways To Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

by Jennifer Terflinger 09/08/2019

If you intend to sell your home, your goal is to get more for it than what you paid. That goal can become achievable if your house is still attractive. But, in a case where the paint in your house is falling off the kitchen cabinets, the fence is wobbly, and every room seems to be tired-looking, then a home renovation is the best way to get the best resale value for your home. 

A home renovation helps you boost your home's appraisal value, but before you begin renovating, it is essential to know which projects will raise your home’s worth. Which renovations can boost your home's selling price? 

Upgrade the kitchen.

Installing new appliances and cabinetry usually will cost you a pretty penny, but you can easily give your kitchen a face-lift by making some affordable cosmetic changes. Painting cabinets a neutral color is a perfect way to cover up scratches without breaking the bank. Putting sparkling new knobs on cabinets and purchasing new faucets for the sink make it fresh and appealing to the eyes. Install an island if you have the budget. Potential home buyers make a beeline for the kitchen when they first view a home for sale, so ensure this room looks clean and reasonably upgraded to attract families with children.

Dress Up the Bathroom.

When it comes to increasing your home value, the bathroom is almost as essential as the kitchen. If your toilet is dirty, old, or doesn't flush properly, it is a turn-off to any potential buyer. A new shower, bathtub, or toilet will be a great value booster. Another great value booster? Bring natural light in the bathroom by adding a window and installing a glass shower door.

Go Green. 

The demand for energy-efficient houses is on the rise thus making your home more green will increase its value. Anything that helps keep heat in your home during the winter months and out during the summer months is a huge plus. Furthermore, you can put solar panels on the roof for sustainable power generation as well as installing energy-saving LED light bulbs.

Go Smart.

Affordable smart gadgets like fire detectors, security cameras, carbon monoxide detectors, and learning thermostats will incredibly boost your home value. You will be sure to get more than what you spent on installing these devices, especially when you meet a "techie" buyer.

Don't Forget the Outside.

For many home buyers, what your home looks like on the outside is as essential as what it looks like on the inside. Painting the door, getting a new doormat, trimming the shrubs, putting some potted plants on the front porch, removing debris from the gutters, raking up old leaves, buying a new mailbox, and replacing the door knobs and even improving the yard fence will increase your home value without busting your budget. 

Speak to your real estate agent to know what home buyers in your area are looking for so that you give yourself the best chance of getting a quick sale on the market.

About the Author
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Jennifer Terflinger

After 35 years working in the corporate world in the oil and gas industry, I retired to pursue my dream of being self-employed. 

I come from a training and learning environment, helping people to achieve their goals. 

Having obtained my license as a Broker/REALTOR® in July 2015, helping people achieve their dreams of home ownership has been an easy transition.  I closed 18 transactions in my first year with 4 pending closing before the end of 2016.

Your real estate transaction is something I take very seriously. I understand it is all about YOU, your needs and lifestyle, and I am committed to protecting you legally and financially. 

I prefer to spend ample time with you to go through the details so you get where you are going with complete certainty so we can discuss what to expect and how to prepare for the unexpected.

In most endeavors it’s all about the details, and I'm committed to working through them. My commitment to honesty and transparency will provide the impetus you need to make your home ownership dreams a reality.

I am active in my community through my church and I also enjoy reading and of course spending time with my grandchildren.

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