Earlier this year, realtor.com announced the release of the Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the residential real estate market. The index
Repairs And Touchups That Improve Home Value
Dated: January 4 2019
First, keep in mind that you don’t need a giant improvement to achieve your goal. Small improvements introduced in almost every room, including the exterior of the house, is what you’re aiming for.
Here are some tips to get you started:
Clean, clean, and clean. Nothing looks more appealing and eye catching than a neat and clean house. Start improving the appearance of your house by cleaning out the debris, making your garden look like an ideal place and painting or polishing the front door to make it more welcoming.
Decluttering is also a part of cleaning, so get rid of things you don’t need to make room for new ones.
The First glance is usually enough to tell a lot about a house.
Go out and see how other people would judge your exterior
Does it need repainting? Is there a walkway that you can highlight by introducing some flowers?
Keep it simple but try to make it neat.
The kitchen usually needs an upgrade, whether it’s been used or is still new and untouched.
Renovating it using modern décor is going to instantly improve the value of your home.
Because people have an eye for the kitchen and they want it to be just perfect.
Even if they would have to compromise on other rooms, they will buy a home just because its kitchen is well-maintained and inviting.
Other than the kitchen, bathrooms are something people usually inspect very closely.
Replace the faucets, and clean up the bathroom counter. We would again emphasize on simplicity, because simple and neat arrangements are usually easy to clean and maintain.
WHAT IS WORTH YOUR INVESTMENT?
So, you’re decluttering, cleaning and upgrading.
What’s next? Well, if you have a good investment to make for your home, divide it into three or four parts to bring some really impressive improvements to your home.
Lighting: If you’re not very satisfied with the lighting system in your house, replace it.
But for this, you would need to buy fixtures and other equipment for each and every room in order to make it look consistent and attractive
Plumbing: Many old homes have rusty pipes and even some leakage in the plumbing that require serious attention.
Your home won’t sell fast (and at a price you have in mind) if you haven’t already invested in making the plumbing system better and improved.
Flooring: These days, most people look for hardwood floors or alternatives that are easy to manage and provide health benefits instead of carpeting.
Tiled floors are also acceptable. If you think this improvement would bring you high profits, make it right away.
HVAC Replacement: with the passage of time, new and more energy-efficient systems are being introduced to the market that incur a one-time cost and help you save huge amounts of money on utility bills. If you want to add a new and unique selling point to your ad, make this replacement as part of your home improvement strategy and see the offers start coming.
WHAT’S REALLY WORTH REPAIRING?
Remember that it’s not wise to spend your money on each and everything, just to have it repaired. Not all things are worth repairing; some need to be thrown out and others need to be replaced. This is one principle that most people follow when they stage their home.
Inspect each and every aspect of your home and then come up with a plan that will go with your budget as well as improve your home. You may want to replace outdated appliances in the kitchen. Repairing these machines isn’t an option, so you’ll have to get rid of them and buy new ones.
If your budget doesn’t allow this upgrade, simply give the ones you see a color-boost or something similar to at least improve their appearance.
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