In our last blog post, we touched on a few of the things that you can do to boost the value of your home, which is something that most people who are putting their house on the market are concerned about. If you haven’t check out our last post, then it’s time to pump the breaks and head back to that post so that you can see the two things that we’ve covered. Once you’ve done that, move on forward to the other tips that we’ve got in our post today, starting with low-cost landscaping.
The smallest changes can make the biggest differences, and that goes for the exterior of your home too. Landscaping is one of the areas that you can spend just a little bit of money, time and see an incredible difference. If you are putting your house on the market and it’s an oceanfront house, then the exterior is going to be even more important. By adding a few succulents to the exterior of your house or even adding plants in beautiful plants to the deck or front porch can add a very welcoming touch to your home.
Energy Efficient Features
One of the main things that people are looking for in houses are energy efficient touches that can contribute to smaller energy bills and an energy efficient home. This could be anything from new windows to updated HVAC units, and will definitely earn their money back in the sale. If your house has fairly updated features like this, having a professional come out and clean them up and provide a little bit of maintenance can leave these features looking good as new and help add that extra “oomph” that you need to get people excited.
Add Some Life
While empty homes can really help people look at all of the features that the bare bones of a home have to offer, this can actually make selling the home more difficult. When you add enough furniture and styling to a space to at least make it look lived in, people are more likely to remember the space and see the value that the home really has. It may sound interesting that that is the case, but when you think about it, being able to see what the house looks like while it’s full gives people an opportunity to see what their house could look like as they move in. Little details of decoration can make it a unique house and one that feels like a home.
Update When Needed
When you’re putting your house on the market, it’s hard to tell yourself that it’s worth it to make the investments and updates that you see throughout the house. The thing to consider in this case is that every update that you make is one that will easily provide you a return on investment. From updating your kitchen appliances to having your carpet entirely replaced, you will see that these changes provide an updated and fresh look to your home, and it’s one that most buyers are hoping to find when they go and look at new homes. If the project that you’re considering is going to be a bigger investment and isn’t likely to give you any return on investment than it might be worth considering. However, do recognize that there are some purchases and updates that are going to have to be made that will be a little more out of pocket than you might have realized.
Pacific Sotheby’s Realty can help you get your house on the market and show off all of the appealing factors that make it the one-of-a-kind home that it is. Call our office today and schedule an appointment with one of our realtors so that we can get your luxury home on the market as soon as possible.