The more updates and repairs you complete before putting your home on the market, the higher you can advertise the selling price. It’s also true that the money you put into a renovation is not always equivalent to the added value. If you’re thinking of selling your home in Massachusetts, consider one of these improvements that can increase your home’s value.
Start in the Kitchen
Your kitchen is arguably the most valuable room in your home, and probably the one where you spend the most time. Changes here can range from a coat of paint to a total remodel, and will almost always be valuable. Fresh paint will breathe life into your kitchen, but replacing older appliances for new ones will appeal to potential buyers looking to save money on energy costs. Changing out cabinets and countertops can also increase value.
Change Out Windows
Changing out old, drafty windows for more efficient ones can mean lower energy costs for potential buyers. You can also get tax breaks for going “green,” which could mean savings for you, in addition to higher resale value on your home. While you’re at it, you can consider adjusting the size of the windows to bring in more light. Selling your home in Massachusetts means preparing your home for all four seasons – keeping it cool in the summer and the heat inside during the winter.
Like the kitchen, the bathroom is another area home buyers spend a lot of time. Year after year, kitchens & bathrooms remain at the top of the list of home improvements that pay off. Again, a fresh coat of paint goes a long way. You can also think about plumbing upgrades or changing light fixtures.
Adding An Outdoor Space
Putting in a stone patio or wood deck not only adds a place to enjoy the outdoors, but it essentially adds a whole room. Patios, decks, and terraces are a lower cost investment that can add value to your home. People love the idea of being able to have an outdoor living space to relax, cook, and entertain.
Although a brand new kitchen or bathroom may make your home more “upscale,” ensuring that all your systems – heating, plumbing, electric – work correctly is the most valuable thing you can do in your house. Call us at 781-665-4663 for more information about selling your home in Massachusetts as soon as possible!