People ask my all the time, “How do I increase my home’s value”?
While there are many ways to do it, my first tip is take care of it!
Yes that’s right. Fix problems when they come up. Fix all those items that you have on the back burner, one at a time. If you wait, it will likely cost you more (because you have more damage) and who knows when you may sell. It may be sooner than you think and at that point, it will be too much to do right before you list it. This will absolutely affect your value.
When was the last time you had a home inspection? When you purchased? You may already know what needs to be done but if not, I have a great home inspector that can run through all your systems and tell you what you need to repair immediately, what you can wait on, and what you MUST plan for now. No time like the present.
Unfortunately when you sell your home it's just too late to take care of the many issues that have slowly piled up. The long delayed termite repairs, annual roof patching, or plumbing leaks become a fairly large request from the buyer during escrow. Ouch! And by the way, plumbing and the resulting water damage become costly down the road (tip: start here).
If you keep up your home and sell it in good condition, you will be thanking me all the way to the bank even during a buyer’s market!
Crissi Avila will teach you how to buy smart. We’ll look at location, development, and turnover so you can spot opportunities long before most even start considering them.