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Home Upkeep & The Resale Value of Your Home

By: Tonya Bruin

Home Upkeep & The Resale Value of Your Home

When it comes to getting the best resale value for your home, it’s often the smaller improvements that can make all the difference. When prospective buyers come to view your property, they need to be able to envision their lives in that space. And as they walk through each room, their focus turns to those small, almost insignificant areas that you may think go unnoticed. Perhaps you’ve lived with that broken banister in the hallway or hideous paint in the bathroom for a decade now, but it’s the first thing potential buyers notice. That’s why upkeep on your home is a crucial component for getting the best price when it comes to placing it on the market.
Here are a few examples of minor upgrades that can boost up that resale value of your home.

Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint

It’s simple, inexpensive, and can really transform and update a room or even your entire home. When certain rooms of your home have been neglected or if it’s simply been longer than you can remember since the walls have been given a fresh coat of paint, it can be worth your while to hire someone or even do it yourself. Any marked-up walls from wear and tear over the years is definitely a factor that can instantly place a negative impression when people view your home.

Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Fixtures

If the faucets in your bathroom or kitchen are old and have poor flow, you can often avoid any significant upgrades by simply focusing on these areas the people really hone in on. Upgrade the fixtures with a clean, modern style, while also opting for energy efficient models. These simple improvements can really be an attractive feature, especially once people realize that they are energy efficient and can save on usage and monthly bills.

Maintain Your Windows

You don’t necessarily need to have the most modern-looking windows. As long as they are strong and sturdy and are well maintained and cleaned, it can really enhance both the interior and exterior of a home. Get out that squeegee and make them shine. Rather than replacing all the windows in the house, consider giving the trim a fresh coat of paint and investing in new window treatments like insulated drapes or wood shutters, or solar shades.

Refinish Wood Surfaces

Whether it’s your mantelpiece, your flooring, or staircase railings, hardwood surfaces are always an attractive feature in a home. But you can make those areas look fresh and new by refinishing them and applying a new varnish to make them pop.

When it comes time to place your home on the market, you don’t have to get tied up in the thought of ripping down walls and performing major renos. Take a look around your home and think about the minor areas that can be improved. With a few key enhancements, these type of minor alterations really can make all the difference in bumping up that resale value and attracting potential buyers to your open house.

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