WHERE TO UPDATE YOUR HOME TO INCREASE HOME VALUE
Sometimes people have the funds to update their home before they sell it, in order to increase the overall value.
The question usually asked is, "How much money should I put into my renovation and where should I spend it?"
The SINGULAR room in your home that will get you the most bang for your buck is the KITCHEN.
No matter what your budget or home goals, there's one simple and cost-effective update that can get you the most money when you sell: updating your kitchen. Whether it's a total gut job or just adding some more efficient appliances, kitchens are consistently one of the biggest sellers in any real estate market. Here are some ways you can update your kitchen - from the full remodel to less expensive options in updating a kitchen.
A new kitchen and bathroom are big ticket items, but they're also some of the most valuable improvements you can make to your home. From replacing appliances to new cabinets, adding granite countertops, and installing a backsplash, these updates have a long-lasting effect on your home value.
If you're looking to sell your home for top dollar, you should consider replacing outdated countertops. Replacing outdated countertops will make a huge difference in your house's resale value.
Picking a fresh color or painting a room is one of the easiest ways to make a home feel like it has new life. When you paint, your walls may look new and bright again, and even your old furniture can look modern with a coat of paint on it. Choosing paint colors that are popular for houses in your area will help you get more money when you sell because buyers don't have to worry about stepping outside their comfort zone if they like what they see at first glance.
Stainless steel appliances can add over $15,000 to your home's value. If you're planning on selling your home anytime soon, it might be time to upgrade your appliances to stainless steel. Stainless steel appliances will often make buyers think of high-end kitchens and may prompt them to offer more money than if they were seeing a kitchen with more traditional materials like laminate or granite countertops.
7 REAL ESTATE FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW
You've made the decision to sell, now what? What needs to be done?
Here's a few things to think about:
If you know the gutters are falling down and need to be tightened up, Do it! First impressions count and Curb Appeal is the first impression that someone has of your house. Take a good hard look at the exterior of the house and see what loose ends need to be fixed.
Let's just make this easy… Fix everything that needs to be fixed in order to sell. If you are questioning this or money is tight, let's chat. I'll come over and tell you what has to be done. FYI, if some items are not repaired, it may have to be reflected in your listing price.
You knew I was going to say this!
Ok, so that was just a tease because I am a great Realtor and I do hope you use me to help your sell home. What I will do, is say it like it is, give you all the information you need, and lead you through all the steps.
Let's face it, all you care about is that your home gets sold for top dollar, in your time frame, and with the least amount of hassle. Correct?
First Question… What is your time frame for selling? If you need to be at a new job in 60 days out of state, and once you receive an offer on your house (typical time frame is 45 days from start to finish), then there's not much time to do much of anything but put your home on the market.
Here's where a good Realtor comes into the picture. They should be able to answer the typical time frame for selling in your neighborhood, the best marketing strategy for selling, how the listing price will be determined, what the staging process looks like, the hurdles in selling your home, the best way to stay in contact with you. Their job is to take care of you their client and handle all these things that you may not have time to deal with.
If you would like some help, you have my number and email. :)
So, you've been thinking about selling your home but are questioning if NOW is the time to sell? How's the market? Is it a buyer's market, seller's market? Will my home sell quickly? Do I have enough equity? If I do sell, what's next?
First things first, the home selling process begins with the decision to sell. Here's what's funny. As a Realtor, we tend to forget how this process goes until we actually have to go through the home selling process ourselves. And while I know the ropes inside and out, it was still stressful, it was emotional, and it was a lot of work to get the home ready to sell BUT…
I sold my home three years ago after making the decision that it was too much work for me to maintain. I went through a divorce a few years back and held onto the house, for a secure place for my kids to come HOME to. Once, they graduated from high school and were heading off to college, I knew it was time for me to move on. It was my opportunity to pursue what I really wanted, which was a home on an all-sports lake. I have so many fond memories of going to my grandparent's cottage and spending time on the lake, that I know this is my dream home. My lifestyle changed. My kids moved out of the house. Now, it was time for me to pursue my dream home.
Start planning ahead…
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Sometimes, we need to look at the bigger picture of life, and then make a plan to get there. I have the plan to get you where you want to go and lead you through the process!