Oct. 3, 2016
Ready to Sell? Here are 8 Ways to Boost Your Home's Value
Updated systems and surfaces – Central air conditioning and updated mechanical systems, including water heaters and gas heat, can increase a home’s value by 3 to 5 percent. A newer roof and hardwood flooring are also much in demand.
Allowance for aging in place – As people are living longer and the number of senior citizens continues to increase, buyers see the long-term value of walk-in showers, comfort-height toilets, and master bedrooms on the main floor.
Color and light matter – Fresh paint, natural color schemes, and window treatments that let in the light will improve the look as well as the value of your home.
The great outdoors – Up your home’s curb appeal by keeping lawns and shrubbery neatly trimmed. Also, high on buyers’ wish lists are a water-smart yard, a deck or patio, and a built-in grill.
Smart technology – Some high-tech features may lose value as technology continues to evolve. But security systems, whole house generators, and programmable thermostats controllable by smartphones will add value for their efficiency and convenience.
Your home is likely to be your greatest investment, so making steps to boost its value will pay off in the long run.
This post has been authored by Eric Slifkin, REALTOR® serving South Florida’s Treasure Coast. You can reach me at 888-288-1765, or visit my Web site. As your resource for information on new or resale homes throughout the Treasure Coast, please be sure to contact me about any home you may find on the Web, yard sign or ad and I will research the property, arrange showings and handle all the details.