In today?s market, it might not feel like the right time to sell, but that doesn?t mean that you can?t tackle a few small improvements that will add value to your home when you do decide to move.
Talk to a professional; whether you choose property management agents, or an interior designer and home inspector?having experts with an impartial eye walk through your home can give you a better idea of which projects to prioritize and which to leave for the next owner. A real estate pro might suggest some of the following:
- Get a home inspection. Make sure your house is as beautiful in the nooks and crawlspaces as it is in the living room and kitchen. Knowing if you have any major issues to tackle before putting your house on the market is better than being blindsided at the bargaining table and can give you an idea of what to work on.
- If you?re worried about budget, start small with upgrades in your house like replacing faucets, handles and light fixtures ? little touches do get noticed by buyers.
- Schedule periodic deep cleans. These will not only help your house stay beautiful, they will help maintain its value. For example, by investing in that professional carpet cleaning once a year, you?re adding dollars to your asking price.
- When choosing areas, go for upgrading the kitchen and the bathroom first. These are the two areas that get the most traffic, and are most important to buyers.
While these may seem like only little adjustments to your home planning, they can go a long way when you do decide to sell. And adding value to your home now will not only make it better once you decide to move, but it will update your house for you and your family while you?re still there to enjoy the changes.