If you plan to put your home on the market, you’re not going to want to just throw it out there as is. The smart choice is to make some investments into your home. The idea is to both entice buyers and make your home more desirable, while also increasing the value of your home so you can command a better price on the market.
The choices you have ahead may be a little difficult to make, but with a little knowledge and a little foresight you can make a wise choice when it comes to investing money into home improvements. Here are some low cost areas you might want to consider:
- Furnace / HVAC Replacement – You don’t hear about this one very often, but when you are showing your home to buyers and you can show them that the furnace and/or HVAC system was recently replaced, they will air a sigh of relief knowing that it’s not an issue they will have to deal with. Just be sure to keep in mind that your return on investment will not be 100 percent. You might spend $10,000 on a new HVAC, but it won’t add $10,000 in value to your home. It will, however, make it more appealing to buyers.
- New Floors – Adding new floors to your home can make it far more appealing during open houses, adding real value to your home’s resale value and making it more desirable for buyers. That makes it a good investment for anyone trying to sell some Ortley Beach Real Estate. Aim for engineered wood floors or real wood, as they are the most desirable types of floors. While laminate can offer a good look that closely matches real hardwood, real hardwood or engineered hardwood has a cache that makes it the better choice.
- Re-do Your Bathroom – When it comes to investing in your Ortley Beach Real Estate, there is no better return on investment than remodeling your bathroom. Generally, you’ll get every dollar back you invest in it. Even minor stuff you can do on your own can be a worthwhile investment. New grout, new fixtures, new tiling, and so on – all are fairly easy and inexpensive ways to add value to your home without having to go too deep out of your own pocket.
- Focus On Lighting – When prospective buyers visit your home, you don’t want them walking into a dark, dank place. You want brightness and light. With that in mind, invest in new lighting fixtures, brighter bulbs, and drapery that lets in a lot of light. This will brighten your home and make it appear to be a more desirable place to live.
Can you think of others ways you can boost the value of your Ortley Beach Real Estate? Anny other low cost ways to get the most money possible when you put your home on the market? Then leave us some ideas in the comments below.