Is Your Home Resale Ready?

Is Your Home Resale Ready?

With home prices rebounding to record highs, the robust housing market has many homeowners thinking about selling. Despite being a seller’s market, there are a few improvements you’ll want to make to ensure you get the maximum value out of your home. Here are five home improvements worth considering.

Find Pros 1. Reinvigorate Your Kitchen

It’s no secret that a kitchen can make or break a sale. If you have a dated kitchen, there’s a good chance that it will turn off potential buyers. A kitchen remodel is a huge selling point and could substantially boost the value of your home. (Also, the quicker you remodel your kitchen, the longer you get to enjoy your new countertops, cabinets and appliances.)

2. Update Your Bathroom

Is your bathroom cramped? Are you missing a tub? Whatever the reason, if you think your bathroom needs an update, your potential buyers will too. In fact, according to a HomeAdvisor survey, 30 percent of homeowners plan to update their bathrooms prior to selling their homes. So why not do it now? A remodel could be more affordable than you think.

Update Your Bathroom 3. Upgrade Your Flooring

If your floors are looking a little worn, you might need to update or replace your flooring before you put your home on the market. While it might be tempting to wait (or go with contractor-grade materials), installing the high-quality flooring you’ve always wanted makes your home more attractive to buyers. 

Find Pre-Screened Pros 4. Ramp Up Your Home's Curb Appeal

If you tune into any home improvement show, you’ll probably hear the host talk about curb appeal. Whether your home needs new siding, a fresh coat of paint, a new driveway or some help with the landscaping, focusing on boosting your home’s curb appeal will go a long way in boosting the attractiveness and resale value of your home.

Ramp up your curb appeal 5. Update Your Infrastructure

It’s no secret that a home’s energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important to potential buyers. If you know you’re going to need to update your furnace or central air, add more insulation or install new windows in order to sell your home.

Enjoy Your Improvements

Reading a prospective buyer’s mind is never easy. In fact, it’s tempting to hold off on any significant improvements until you know what the buyer wants. After all, why spend money if you don’t have to? But, it's always nice to enjoy your improvements before you sell.

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