Which Upgrades Are Actually Worth Doing?
Your property is one of your best financial assets: according to Bankrate, 31% of Americans consider real estate their most important investment. When it comes time to sell your Kansas City home, you want to get the most out of your money, so you may wonder what repairs and upgrades will actually increase the resale value of your home. These easy and affordable options can help you get the most out of your investment.
How do I increase the resale value of my home?
- Make your home inviting. Cosmetic changes can be the difference between a potential buyer walking away and making an offer. Tidying messes and cleaning your home until it shines will make your home seem bigger and cozier. A fresh, neutral coat of paint will allow buyers to imagine their own style as they tour the property. Don’t forget about curb appeal! Consider planting new greenery, or pruning any unruly bushes, and of course, mow the lawn.
- Get a home inspection. Even if you’ve kept up with maintenance over the years, chances are there are minor problems with your home that have escaped your notice. A professional home inspector will help you identify what repairs and upgrades will actually increase the resale value of your home before you ever list it, which means you’ll be more likely to get your asking price.
- Improve your home’s energy efficiency. When you can honestly tell buyers that your home has low energy costs, you increase the resale value by as much as 7%, according to a study discussed by SBC Magazine. Easy fixes include UV-proofing windows with solar shades or tinted window clings, installing LED light bulbs and replacing worn fixtures, and sealing any gaps around outer doors and windows.
Don’t want to invest any more time or money? We can help!
Whether you’re in need of your money fast or simply don’t have the time to prepare your property for resale, we at Fidelis Properties Inc. understand that sometimes you simply need to let it go. We will buy your house as-is, without all the stressful work of renovation. We’re here to help you get the money you need now.