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4 Steps to Increasing Your Home’s Value

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Posted: Feb 8, 2018 at 7:40 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

So, you and your family have been planning to relocate. Whether it’s because of a job, a lifestyle change, or you just want something new for your family, it’s always an exciting undertaking. One part of this project is having to sell the house you’ll be leaving.

Archway Properties believes that selling your home fast in Kansas City doesn’t have to be stressful. One way to make your house more attractive to buyers is by increasing its value. But how do you do that? Read on to find out.

Keep It Well-Maintained

Every homeowner should do this even if they don’t plan to sell their home, and more if they do. Repair it right away, as prolonging it may only cause more damage and make the house more difficult to restore.

Renovate It

Upgrade your kitchen and redesign your bathroom; these are the parts of a house that buyers look at first. They’re also among the most used areas. Retile or repaint walls and floors. Make sure your plumbing system is in good condition. Add granite counters or go for the stainless steel look in your kitchen.

Fix It from Your Neighbor’s View

Go across the street and look at your house from that view. This is how buyers will first see your house. Make a good first impression and upgrade your landscape. Add flowers or perhaps a picket fence. Replace rusty roof gutters and repaint the roof.

Have It Checked By a Certified Home Inspector

Don’t leave anything to chance. A home inspector can find faults that you may not see, such as rotting trusses or a weak staircase.

It’ll take a lot of time and effort to do this, but everything will pay off when you need to choose among several persistent buyers. You’ll want the next owner to take care of it just as you did, if not better, so choose wisely.