For all the factors that are out of your control that impact the value of your home – such as location, popularity of your market, and more – there is still plenty that homeowners can control to maximize resale value before putting their home on the market. Apart from obvious selling advantages, increasing the value of your home may also allow you to refinance at more affordable rates or dip into your home equity. With years of experience at our back, the Alsbrooks Team knows how to maximize value for your Deltona home for sale – just read on to learn more!
You only get one first impression
Curb appeal – we’ve all heard this phrase time and time again but not every homeowner fully understands its significance. A home’s exterior should appear inviting so that buyers feel welcome inside so start by cleaning up your existing landscaping and washing away any algae or mildew that may have accumulated on your sidings and roofing. Furthermore, if your roof is more than 10 years old, consider investing in a new roofing system. As roofs age beyond 10 years, insurance companies are less likely to offer protection because it is more likely that claims will have to be filed in the future for roofing damages.
Low maintenance = high reward
New homeowners don’t want to worry about maintenance and repairs. The process of purchasing a house and moving is already stressful enough so a Deltona home for sale that needs new appliances or constant maintenance will be less desirable. Take a look through your home and determine what you can improve to cut down on future cleaning and maintenance – buyers will thank you!
Go greener with energy efficient features
Energy efficiency isn’t just good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet, too! Features such as double-paned windows, improved insulation, duct sealing, and energy efficient appliances can cut into your energy spendings on a month-by-month basis by allowing your home to operate more efficiently. For example, drafty homes have to work harder to maintain comfortable temperatures because cool air is able to escape. More and more home buyers are seeing the benefits of energy efficiency and seek it for their next home!
Add to your perceived living space
Adding new rooms or other expansions to your home will obviously increase living space, but those projects can be time-consuming and costly. Fortunately, you can still make your home seem bigger without demanding quite that many resources! Consider building a deck in your back yard or adding some finishing touches to other lesser-used spaces in your home. Making your home more livable throughout will give it the impression of being bigger without actually adding square footage.
Make it feel like new with a fresh paint job
Apart from potentially adding an increase in value to your home, a fresh coat of paint is also one of the best ways to make it feel like new all over again. Any imperfections, marks, and wear and tear from age will be covered right up and your best features that you want to highlight can pop! Furthermore, buyers may avoid certain colors that tend to promote negative feelings such as anger and urgency, like red and orange, and seek out more calming hues like dark blue.
When considering all these ways to increase your home value, it is important to understand that you will not always recoup 100% of what you invest into your home. However, keep your eyes on the bottom line, which is that you are making your home more desirable to buyers while yielding a higher quality of life for yourself while you still live there!
After following my tips, rely on Deltona’s best realtors to sell your home at the right price point! At the Alsbrooks Team, we apply our knowledge, expertise, and negotiating skills to each transaction to ensure the best possible outcome for all our clients. When you work with me, you will know exactly how to price and when to sell your home!