We hope this finds you all hale and hearty in these trying times! We are thankful to still be open for business and meeting the real estate needs of our clients, for a little more detail on how we are managing this please see our previous blog here. Today we wanted to share the first of a few ideas for how to improve your home to add value (since you may have spare time these days), whether you are thinking of selling this year or in the future.
Quality of Life and Aesthetic Improvements
We always recommend that you undertake upgrades that will make you enjoy your home more! If you can afford it, don't wait 20 years to replace a bathroom you hate, improve and enjoy it now while you are living in your home. Some sellers stress about doing these improvements just before selling and often don't reap monetary benefits as a results (see our blog about recouping investment on upgrades here). You can even undertake very inexpensive projects that improve the overall look and livability of your home that - while mostly intended for you - also make your home more appealing when selling. See the after and before photos (before has the mess of wires on the right) of a quick organization of home electronics. This makes your home more livable for you and, by being tidy and neat, can improve buyers' first impressions. A visibly clean and orderly home with very few 'punch-list' items implies that the owners are taking care of larger, invisible maintenance items -- this can have significant positive impacts by attracting higher and earlier offers when selling
If you are considering listing your home, please give us a call to put two generations of tradition and three decades of experience in your pocket. For some more tips for homeowners check out our blogs tagged here.