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We’re just going to cut to the chase; if you’re thinking about selling your home anytime in the near future, you can add value to your home with a few design hacks that real estate agents swear by. In this quick little guide, we’ll tell you what upgrades will help you sell your house quickly and what trends are going to be in demand.
We have a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get this show on the road!
Do These To Add Value To Your Home
1. Ask A Professional For Advice
When you’re thinking about ways to increase your home’s value, it always helps to talk to a professional. This could be a professional home designer or a real estate agent. By consulting a professional, they can tell you what buyers want, what upgrades have the highest return on investment (ROI), and even recommend you to contractors if needed.
2. Kitchen Upgrades Sell, Sell, Sell!
It doesn’t matter the year or decade, updated kitchens are always going to be the room that buyers will focus on. Right now, stainless steel appliances, darker cabinets, natural woods, and quartz countertops are the hottest kitchen design trends in 2021
3. Spruce Up Your Home With Fresh Paint
You’d be surprised how much a fresh coat of paint can increase your home’s value. Fresh paint makes a room look clean, fresh, and updated – all of which add value to your home! With that said, you don’t want to use bold colors because not everyone is going to want a bright yellow office or a deep red accent wall in the dining room. Instead, stick with neutrals like shades of beige, grey, and even shades of white.
4. Energy-Efficient Upgrades
In a world where people are much more eco-conscious, energy-efficient upgrades are among the top desired upgrades among buyers. Although things like high-efficiency windows, LED lights and solar panels will increase the value of your home, buyers won’t mind the cost because they’ll recoup that in energy savings (between 7% to 15%) annually.
5. Invest In Curb Appeal
Another way to add value to your home is to increase its curb appeal. Curb appeal is an important factor in selling your home because it’s the very first thing people see when they approach your house. If the exterior looks unkempt, who knows what the interior looks like! You can do the bare minimum (trim the hedges, make sure the grass is cut, weed the flower beds, etc) and it’ll improve the look of the home. However, if you want to get the most bang for your buck, consider hiring a professional landscaper to give your yard a once-over and make recommendations about additional projects you may want to consider.
6. Create A Dedicated Home Office If Space Is Available
With an estimated 70% of the workforce working remotely by 2025, home offices are in high demand. You can convert a spare bedroom, a den, or a sitting room into a new office. The cost of a home office remodel is roughly $13,000 and you’ll get a 72.8% (roughly $9,000) return. That may not seem like a lot, but when it comes to the bottom line, any added value will mean more money in your pocket and a faster sale.
Upgrades Mean More Money In Your Pocket
It’s time to renovate! Check out this home renovation cost guide from Realm to find out the average cost of your project.
You know the saying, you need to spend money to make money? This is a mantra that sellers should keep in mind when their real estate agent suggests doing some upgrades before listing their home. Upgrading the house may cost you money today, but when you have the features buyers want in a hot seller’s market, you can bet your home will sell quickly and potentially higher than asking! Cha-ching!