One of the first things to consider when you are buying a home is to check whether the home has a resale value. Unless it is a home you are planning to retire in, you will have to consider the value as well. Renovation is one way to increase the resale value, but, depending in the structural condition of your home and your budget, you can plan it. Now, if you are a seller, here are some things you can do to increase the resale value.
Do mild updating of all the rooms
You can do mild updating of all the rooms even when you are on a budget. That would be far more impressive than spending big dollars on a single room. In the final result, your rooms should match with each other; it wouldn’t do good to have one room modernized and another one neglected. So tackle one room at a time and do the necessary improvements and then move on to the next till all the rooms look equally good. Make a list of all the improvements, however minor, and cross them off the list as and when they are finished.
Clean your house
A clean and sparkly house is always an attraction for buyers. Always keep your home clean and decluttered, so you don’t have to work too hard when you are ready to sell. Hire professional cleaners to remove the mold and the fungus before selling the house.
Curb appeal improves the resale value
Create a fresh perspective of your home by having a strong curb appeal. There are so many different ways to do this, you can have the door painted in attractive colors, paint door numbers in an attractive manner, place flower pots with flowers on either side of the door, redo the lawn with flowers and bushes and so on.
The kitchen is another major area of attraction of buyers and they will be won over by a modernized kitchen. If you don’t have the budget to remodel the entire kitchen, then add in new cabinets and paint them with lovely colors or install new equipments. Or perhaps, you can add an island as well. But then again, a modernized kitchen on a 40-year-old house wouldn’t look too good, so be mindful of that, again.
A certified home inspector
There is nothing better than a certified home inspector to decide on the true value of your home. If the home inspection goes well, the buyer will be happy and the value of your home will definitely increase.