Sell your home faster and at a higher market value with these home improvements.
If you are preparing your home for sale, there are many things you can do. Some are small, like power washing the siding, cleaning the windows and walls with a new coat of paint… but there are also more important changes you can make, like adding ledgestone or replacing your garage door. Every cleaning and repair will lead to an improvement in the value of the home, but there are some home improvements that have much more impact than others.
All coating must be maintained, whether it is pressure washing, repainting, replacing loose or broken tiles, etc. That first look at a potential home means everything to home hunters, and its siding is, of course, one of the first things they notice.
Of course, there’s a debate over which siding is better: vinyl vs. wood. There are benefits to both, but typically wood siding will look better for longer and can even provide your home with an extra layer of insulation against wind and cold, this is an attractive option for home buyers who have lower electricity bills.
Replace / paint the front door
One of the best ways to refresh your first impression of your home is to paint (or repaint) the front door. That extra touch of color on the front door can make potential home buyers feel more welcome, and that’s always beneficial. For tips and tricks, see this guide in Painting a Door Like a Professional.
One thing to make sure of is that your door is flush with the door frame and that your weathering system is intact. If it isn’t, you should consider replacing it to avoid drafts.
Ledgestone (also known as stone veneer)
Ledgestone offers a surprising amount of benefits that go far beyond aesthetics. Placing it on the outside helps protect the foundation of the house. It also protects the house from wind, rain, snow and cold while helping to insulate the house.
It is commonly used to create a fake stone fireplace, as a splash guard in the kitchen, as walls for a shower or as siding for the exterior of houses. It is also an affordable option for design, and in terms of home improvement, it is easy. If you’re looking for a dramatic change in many parts of your home, consider ledgestone as your best option.
A deck is one of the most attractive features for potential homebuyers, but it can also be a big blackout if that deck needs to be repaired or replaced completely. So take a look at your deck and see what you need. Make the necessary changes before the house goes on sale, because there are only a handful of people who like the idea of a house that needs repair as soon as you move in.
Also, if you don’t already have a deck, it may be something you want to consider adding. It would add a lot of value to the home and could be exactly what it takes to get your home sold quickly.
Pergolas are an additional benefit for any home, as they allow owners to use their terrace for an extended period of time. It is also a great way to add character and color to your deck and backyard. In a way, it turns your backyard into a haven, whether you use it just to grow grapes or roses, or it is used just to provide shade and an outdoor eating area on your deck.
For some home buyers, this is an absolute necessity. People need a place for their pets to roam and a way to keep them on the property. The same goes for children.
About privacy it offers many things, among the most important are: security, privacy, noise reduction, a barrier between the road or neighbors and your children and home … as well as all the important additional value of the home.
Most real estate agents would agree that first appearances are everything to home buyers. This means that their appeal must be right. So trim your hedges, remove weeds from your garden, add some colorful flowers, put up a picket fence… anything to spruce up the outside of your home.