3 Tips To Increase Your Home Value

They say not to judge a book by it’s cover. However, for those about to invest in your home, you better believe they’re looking at your house with a microscope! For sellers, a great first impression can make a major difference in what you earn for your home. Likewise, a poor first impression can lead a potential buyer to micro-analyze every detail. So this week we are giving you 3 tips to increase your home value, and get every dollar you deserve.

Sure you could just take the first offer and run, but if you could earn more why wouldn’t you? Most buyers will know within 15 SECONDS whether or not they are interested in a home. In those 15 seconds they are viewing 3 very important areas of your home. The front yard and walkway, the roof (if they can see it), and the facade of the house. These are three areas that you can cleanup increasing your home value and giving you a better chance to sell your house right away.

Walk This Way!

The first area you should focus on is your sidewalks and walkways. I mean how do you expect your potential buyers to get in, if they cannot find a proper path to the front door? Furthermore, if you have not properly cleaned your pathways, they could develop algae and mold. This could lead to a slip and fall or other unfortunate experience. So make sure to properly clean your sidewalks and walkways. 

The bright concrete or stone is always a pleasant site to potential buyers as they drive up. It shows the care you had for your home. Knowing what type of washing method is going to be important when having this one. Can it be pressure washed, or should be soft washed because you have a natural stone walkway? Always reach out to a professional to ask these questions. You are trying to make money off your property, not spend more money to get out.

A Good Roof Over Your Head

The next area to make sure you get the most value when selling your home is the roof. Now hopefully this isn’t something you are just now looking to clean before you sell. The roof of a house is probably the most important section to maintain. It can save you tens of thousand of dollars when it comes to repair and maintenance. In addition, it can also increase the value of your home if the buyers know they won’t have to worry about any leaks.

Once you get water damage to your home, it can be the root of all evil. Not cleaning your roof and washing it properly can lead to mold build up. It can also store water in piles of leaves and debris, inviting sitting water to rot wood and other natural elements. So make sure to consult with a professional to understand the best way to clean your roof. Removing any uncertainty from the potential buyer.

I’m Not Just A Pretty Face

Yes, we know…looks aren’t everything, and it’s what’s on the inside that counts. However, when the first 15 seconds determines whether a buyer pulls the trigger or not. That pretty face is everything. So make sure you’re doing everything you can to pretty up that face of your house. While you’re at it knock out the sides too. 

Whether your house is built with brick, stucco, wood or vinyl siding, it needs to be cleaned in order to give a great first impression. Our homes take a beating from the elements, especially here in Texas, no matter what the season. There are many methods to clean the outside of your home. Make sure to ask a professional. They are going to provide you the best option to make sure it is done right.

Dolla Dolla Bills Y’all 

By following these 3 tips to increase your home value you can be sure that your home won’t stay on the market long. As a homeowner you have invested so much already. It’s important that you take the time to prepare your home for resale so you get the greatest return for your family’s future. We are ready to help YOU prevent unnecessary red flags from potential buyers! Give us a call, and we’ll take care of y’all!