When homeowners decide to sell their home, the question of pricing is often the first to think about. Many homeowners have a lot of opportunities to increase the value of their home before putting it on the market. The question is, what improvements are going to be the most cost effective for your home? You need the right real estate agent by your side to guide you through increasing your home’s value.
Mike Pugh has been selling homes and condos in Arlington and Northern Virginia for more than 30 years. Mike provides expert counseling for sellers and buyers and helps provide the best insight into any real estate decision. When preparing to sell your home, it is crucial to identify which improvements will give your home the biggest increase in value for the least amount of money. Here are some quick tips for improving your home and increasing its value.
Inspect Your Home
When buyers are looking at homes, they often are willing to pay more for a home that is well-kept instead of a home they that will require a lot of money for repairs. Hiring a professional home inspector to visit your home and inspect your roof, electrical systems, or plumbing will allow you to fix any potential troubles with your home. For example, a small water leak may not mean much to you now, but fixing the problem before listing your home will make your home much more competitive in the market and result in more of a profit for you down the road.
Paint Is Simple and Cost-Effective
Paint is an easy, cost-effective way to give your home an updated and clean look, both inside and outside. A professional paint job in a well-lit room increases the perceived value and appeal of the home. The outside of the home can also benefit from a paint job, boosting your curb appeal factor. The first impression buyers have of your home is often the key to a successful sale, so it’s important to invest in the exterior appearance of the home.
Clean up the Lawn and Landscaping
As mentioned, curb appeal is a huge seller and your lawn and landscaping are key. A freshly mown lawn and trimmed hedges and bushes around your yard will give your home a clean and manicured look. Homes are reflective of your personality. For many buyers, it is important for them to have an image of coming home to a beautiful space.
Benefit of Working With Professionals
Working with Mike Pugh, you have access to a network of real estate, business, and home-improvement professionals who are in the business of making homes shine. They will consult with you on furniture, lighting, and colors that will captivate buyers. Meanwhile, you can take advantage of photographers and videographers that will provide your home with marketing materials that will get attention and make potential buyers want to see more.
List Your Home With Mike Pugh!
If you are ready to sell your home but want the best Realtor to help you through the process, we know just the place to call. Mike Pugh has the best advice and real-world experience to help you increase the value of your home. When you’re ready to start, get in contact with Mike here or give him a call at 703.593.6320!