The road to selling a home can be a long one. Learn to improve the value of your home based on your budget with these clever tips suggested by Solly Assa, developer and founder of Assa Properties, a New York City-based real estate company.
The fastest way to increase your home’s value is by making a plan, regardless of whether you recently bought a house or you have lived there for a while. Certain improvements can add more value to your home than others, but in the end, even the smallest ones can increase the value of your property.
First, focus on one room at a time. Make a list of everything you want to improve, divide the list into categories based on cost and calculate how much time and money each project may take. Tackling one room at a time – either a simple coat of paint or knocking down a wall – keeps projects achievable.
Some of these tips may not add tens of thousands of dollars to your property’s value, but they will help you realize the full potential of your property. Plus, you can do most of these fixes yourself, without having to hire any outside help, saving you money.
So, in order to remain competitive, be sure to apply some of the tips provided by Solly Assa.
Add Curb Appeal
A few simple things like plants, a new mailbox, outdoor lights or shutters can make your property appear more inviting. Adding new siding, new walkways, driveway or a deck often comes at a higher cost but potentially higher returns.
The first impression is the most important as it gives potential buyers a view of the property before entering the space. So, Solly Assa suggests that you ensure the facade is in the best possible shape, and the yard is well maintained.
The floor is usually the first thing that buyers notice when they enter an apartment or a house, which means that good carpentry, is key. A nice, solid floor shows that the property is well maintained.
We all know that the kitchen is the heart of the home and the place where we spend most of the time. But that doesn’t mean you should spend a fortune on new finishes or home appliances. As a matter of fact, Solly Assa believes that it is enough to refresh existing elements with color or updated details. The trick is to play up the strong suits of your home.
Once you decide to sell your home, the first thing you should learn is that what you find appealing, others may not. Just like the kitchen, the bathroom is also of highest importance. All you need to do is make sure it’s very clean, tidy and ready for presentation.