1) Boost Your Curb Appeal
While the old saying warns about judging a book by its cover, ensuring the exterior of your house is attractive enough to make buyers want to walk through it is challenge number one.
If you want to increase the value of your home then start with its curb appeal by making sure the exterior is well-maintained – landscaping, siding, doors, etc.
2) Kitchen and Bathroom
Updating these two rooms will add the most value to your home. And the best news is that it doesn’t have to be overly fancy or expensive. It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint, new floors and updated fixtures can do.
3) Nobody Likes High Maintenance
If you have some big-ticket items that are nearing their expiration date, consider replacing them. Think furnace, water heater, roof, etc. Replacement of these items help calm anxieties among homebuyers who might be worried about having to replace something costly right away.
4) Go Big or Go Home
If you are willing, and have the resources, adding on to your house will add value.
Adding a room will make a definite financial impact, but if you need to go smaller, think about adding living space like a finished basement or adding a deck.
These items may not hit the appraiser for added value, but if you are selling, a buyer may see these as a deciding factor between your home and another.