In today's sellers market there are a
lot of things that you have to worry about and one of the main items
is your home appraisal. If your home does not appraise for what you
are trying to sell it for then you will have some major decisions to
make on what to do.
With the market as it is, every dollar
counts, so every damaged gutter, torn screen, scratched cabinet, and
broken tile can make a major difference in the value of your home. We
all tend to get comfortable and used to our surroundings when we move
into a home. We nestle in not thinking about what putting off those
repairs can do to the value of the home, but not making repairs (or
making repairs) can make or break your home's appraised value. Here is a list of what to do
to help you get more bang for your buck. 1)If you are going to remodel always
tackle the major items in the room first.
2)Try to have an open layout
3)Newer matching appliances 4)New fixtures and mirrors in Bathrooms
5)New or resurfaced cabinetry
6)New landscaping or freshly manicured
7)Replace old Exterior and interior light
8)Fresh coat of paint where needed
9)Replace/Repair fencing if needed
10)Strategically place furnishings so the
home looks open and larger (if need box up most of your belongings to
keep home not so cluttered)
There are many more items such as what
I have listed above that can make your appraisal value worth more for
just a few bucks. There are a few don'ts out there too... Don't let any room fell dark or have
any outdated colors or materials, and stay cohesive through out the home with
color schemes and themes.
Don't try to predict your home's value
off of friends home in the area as they all have different factors to
take into consideration when it comes to value. Don't do more remodeling than what it
can be worth ( most homes just need a coat of paint, new carpet,
resurfaced cabinets to bring the value up) usually your kitchens and
baths are the areas worth more if remodeled and modernized.
In the end there are alot of things
that you can do to raise the appraised value of your home, just
remember to keep it in moderation as some remodeling will cost you
more than the value it will bring. The best way to put it is keep it
simple, keep it inexpensive, and keep it clean.
Author:Cyndi Cobb Phone: 512-564-0381 Dated: October 15th 2014 Views: 833 About Cyndi: ...
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