Making improvements to your home is almost always a good idea. However, if you are looking to sell your home within the next year, even the smallest home improvements can be extremely helpful in boosting your property value.
To get the most out of your home and capitalize on the investment you’ve made, check out the following list of ways to boost your property value before you put that “For Sale” sign out front.
Create More Open Space
This can be done in a couple of different ways: either by knocking down walls to make some rooms bigger or by rearranging the stuff you have in your home. The first will obviously require more time, energy, and money. However, it may be the best way of creating that wide open and welcome feel when someone comes to look at your home for the first time.
If you are hoping to sell fairly soon, you may be better off working to de-clutter each room, which will instantly make them feel larger than they felt before. Check out these ways to make small rooms feel bigger than they really are.
Update Your Landscaping
Real estate agents don’t just talk about curb appeal for no reason — it’s a huge part of why someone would want to see your home in the first place. Do you have a dying tree you’ve been meaning to remove? Are there overgrown shrubs or other plants getting out of hand? Is there room in your front or backyard to bring in some colorful new plants?
Don’t be afraid to make changes to your landscaping in fear of wasting time or money on something that won’t be worth it. Your lawn is one of the biggest reasons why someone may (or may not) visit, love, or buy your home.
Maintain or Replace Your Old AC System
If your AC is more than eight to 10 years old, it’s time for a new installation. AC systems are one of the most important appliances your home has, and by replacing it before it breaks down completely may entice someone to see your home as more valuable than another home with a very outdated system.
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Schedule an Appointment with a Roofing Company
Especially here in Florida, having a well-maintained roof is extremely important when it comes to property value. Not only will this be a major factor when the inspection comes around during the selling process, but it’s a valuable aspect for buyers to consider their safety and security.
When the next major thunderstorm or hurricane rolls through, they should feel confident that their roof isn’t likely going to cave in on them. Be sure to have an expert roofing company take a look at the areas you may need to repair so there isn’t any problems when you go to sell your home.
Regularly Polish Your Tile and/or Wood Floors
Whether this one is done DIY style or you hire a company to come and do it for you, turning your old tiles or hardwood into shiny, clean floors can have a variety of benefits when it comes to boosting your property value. This will keep your floors from deteriorating over time and will welcome new visitors to your home with a feeling that it has been well taken care of.
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
It may not surprise you to learn that colors can give off certain effects on people, according to color theory. If you are someone who loves vibrant, daring colors, you may want to consider painting them new softer colors that won’t turn people away. Neutral colors also allow people to imagine their own ideas for color and style, which can help close a sale more easily.
Install a Security System
There are few things that make a home feel more secure than a new high-tech security system. Some recent developments in security systems include automatic locks, carbon monoxide detectors, and off-site controls among others. These security systems will also help bring down the cost of homeowners insurance — yet another reason why someone would likely want to invest in your home instead of another property.
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From AC maintenance appointments and thermometer updates to repairs and new AC installations, we have you covered. Depend on our expert team at Engineered Air to give your old AC a boost or to install a shiny new system that’s sure to increase your home’s property value. Call us today to get answers to any of your AC questions or schedule an appointment online at your convenience!