Even when you build a custom home just the way you want it, you may need to sell the house later on. Here are some tips to increase the value of your home before selling.
1. Details Matter
People often assume that big remodeling work or huge upgrades are what increase home value, and while those things can indeed increase your home’s value, don’t overlook the small things. Focusing some of your attention on the details can improve your chances at selling. Things like replacing outlet covers, making sure your faucets and light fixtures are modern, upgrading furniture, and paying attention to decor can make a huge difference.
You may have heard it before, and it’s true, kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most important things people look at when purchasing a home. We spend a significant amount of time in kitchens and bathrooms every day, and buyers look for rooms they feel comfortable in when choosing a house. So don’t hesitate to add a bit more space, or add upgraded fixtures, sinks, or appliances in these two rooms when building or renovating a home.
First impressions matter! Often times, what buyers are willing to pay for a home, or how they react to the interior, is determined in part by what the house looks like from outside. If someone sees a home with mud-stained exterior walls, surrounded by unkempt bushes, they may be less excited about what they find inside, regardless of how nice it may be. When building or fixing a home, spend some time making sure the home’s curb appeal is kept up. Trim the bushes, clean up leaves, blow off the driveway, plant some flowers, and make other improvements before putting your house on the market.