When you are looking to maximize your real estate’s resale value, there are key areas where you should focus on. If you don’t have much experience in property sales, you may not know where these areas are in your home.
Here at Jensen and Company, Brad Jensen has decades of helping people sell their properties and has industry insights on what a prospective buyer is looking for in a new home.
Ensure The Best First Impression Of Your Home
Before a potential buyer ever sets foot onto your property, they have already begun to form an impression of it, and you want that to be a positive impression.
As you look at what you might improve on the front facade of your home, try to look at it as a buyer. Is there a chip or two in the paint of the front door? Are the left rose bushes looking a little sparse?
It may help to actually go outside and stand in front of your home so you can see and note areas where the front of your property can be improved.
Go Green With Your Property Improvements
With property improvements you were already planning on doing, try to go the energy efficient “green” route. More and more, buyers are looking for how a prospective home represents value. Installing energy efficient features is an easy way to score points with these buyers. Some areas where you can put in green improvements are:
- Swap to energy efficient windows and doors
- Replace appliances with energy star versions
- Add more insulation to the attic and crawlspace
- Install a smart thermostat
Invest In A Real Estate Photographer
Photographing areas of a home such as bathrooms, hallways, and staircases can be difficult, as they can be tough to properly light and often don’t have that much room. However, you don’t want the photos of your property to narrow the proportions of your home or show it as gloomy. That can deter people from even bothering to go for a showing.
Instead, you can maximize your home’s resale value simply by having a professional real estate photographer do a shoot. These experts often have ways of ensuring your home is captured at all its best angles and can have specialized equipment such as drones so you can have aerial shots of your property if needed.
Emphasize Cleanliness And Light
Whenever you have a showing, make sure your house is clean and well-lit. You can heighten this effect by decluttering your home before listing and opting for light-colored furnishings and wall paint, with minimal pops of color.
A clean, light-flooded home is incredibly inviting, so before a showing, do a quick clean and be sure to turn on all your lights even if it is daytime. While the utility bill may be higher, this simple tip can really assist in maximizing your home’s resale value.
Keep Outdoor Spaces Inviting
Your outdoor spaces are usually the first and last areas a potential buyer will see, so it is important that your home leave a lasting, positive impression.
While you don’t have to install any major features, if you have hardscaping that needs updating or sad-looking bushes or trees, you may want to have these areas repaired. When a yard looks well-cared for and clean with bright pops of greenery, it can set your home apart as an inviting place that buyers won’t want to miss out on.
For specific advice on how to best enhance your property’s resale value, contact us. Brad Jensen will be happy to help you with all your real estate needs.