So you’re looking to sell your house. While this is great news, chances are your home may be a little outdated. If you were to put it on the market the way it is now, you likely wouldn’t be able to get a great selling price. It doesn’t have to be this way though. There are plenty of things that can be done in order to raise the value of your home. Here are a few of them!
Make Your Home More Efficient
In today’s eco-friendly world, everyone cares about efficiency. Because of this, having an efficient house can help raise the price big time! In order to raise the efficiency of your home, consider installing double-paned windows or enhanced attic insulation. LED lighting, as well as efficient appliances, are other great options that are more likely to attract buyers who are more energy-conscious. If you can afford it, you may even want to consider putting solar panels on the roof.
Use Smart Tech
Smart technology has been sweeping across the country as of late. Whether it’s a smart thermostat, fire detector, door locks or lighting, you can’t go wrong with smart technology. It allows for a lot more convenience. Smart tech won’t always raise the actual price of your home, but it definitely makes it more appealing to buyers. Buyers who consider themselves tech aficionados are much more likely to be interested in a home if they see that this technology is already installed when they move in, and it’s much more affordable to install than renovating a room.
Renovate a Room
Speaking of renovations, this can be a great opportunity to do so and raise the value of your home. If your kitchen or bathroom is extremely outdated, consider doing a complete overhaul of each room in order to freshen things up. You’ll want new sinks, faucets, new cabinet handles (possibly even new cabinets), new tubs and showers and likely a new toilet. Nothing is more attractive than an entirely new kitchen or bathroom.
Add An Expansion
While this may be harder than a lot of the other options, if you’re willing to dish out the money for some sort of expansion on your home, you’d probably be making a good call. This can be a great option if you’re not looking to move out right away but are thinking about later down the road. Perhaps you’ll want to finish your basement or add an entirely new room to the house. This would add more living and recreational space as well as making the house larger overall, likely increasing the value as well.