How much value you can add to your home before selling it will increase the amount you walk away with at the closing table. Value is subjective and some alterations are perceived as more valuable than others. But the following suggestions appeal to the broadest homebuyer base, especially in the New England region.
1. Update the Bathroom
Homebuyers are always impressed with updated bathrooms that meet their expectations. Many realtors have even admitted that kitchens and bathrooms can make the difference between an offer and a pass. Transform your bathroom into a serene place to enjoy privacy and relaxation with the help of Diamond Hill Builders. We can completely update your bathroom, do a complete bathroom remodel, or add bits and pieces here and there to improve charm and function.
2. Remodel the Kitchen
As noted above, homebuyers often make their buying decisions based on the appeal of the kitchen. Kitchen remodels add value to your home because homebuyers see things like granite countertops, high-end plumbing fixtures, and built-in cabinetry as luxury items. We can even add things like a food pantry, cleaning supplies closet, and wine storage unit, which will really make your home stand out from other houses on the market.
3. Replace Siding
According to Remodeling Magazine, new siding trumps almost every kind of remodeling when it comes to adding value to a home. Of course, it’s all relative to what a particular homebuyer values, but new siding will make your home look brand new. Siding installation can completely transform the exterior of your home, enhancing curb appeal and giving your real estate agent something really valuable to entice prospective buyers with. Remember, you have to get buyers in the door before anything else, and new siding will help you accomplish that.
4. Get a New Roof
The roof on most houses in New England takes up a large percentage of the exterior facade. And if you are selling an older colonial-style home, chances are the roof is ready to be replaced. Your prospective homebuyers will truly value your home higher because they’ll know that they won’t have to purchase a new roof for 15 to 20 years after they buy. When you get your new roofing from Diamond Hill Builders, you can choose from a variety of colors and styles—including architectural shingles—that will set your house apart from others on the market.
5. Finish the Garage
If your existing garage is just studs and some pegboard, you owe it to yourself to bring it to a level that adds value to your home. A finished garage can make all kinds of interesting ideas pop into your prospective homebuyer’s mind. Maybe they’ll turn it into a man cave. Maybe they’ll use it as a workshop. The possibilities are endless.
Before your real estate agent takes listing photos, be sure to consider one or more of the above-mentioned ideas to increase the possible listing price. For more information and ideas, contact Diamond Hill Builders today.