In association with top REALTORS in Fort Wayne, here is your Monthly Housing Market Update from North Eastern Group Realty for May 2016! At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality...
Are you looking to add value to your home or are planning to list your home for re-sale? Here are four ways to add home value and pave the way for a smooth-sailing experience with selling your home!
- Hire an Inspector:
While cosmetic touches are the go-to for many homeowners seeking sell, not every home improvement is cosmetic. It may be worth your hire a professional inspector. An inspector can look for roof deterioration, termite infestation, out of date electrical systems, and more, which can save you both time and money in the long run.
When it comes to cosmetic fixes, painting is easily one of the most simple and cost-effective ways to freshen and revive a home that you intend to put on the market. Most people looking to buy love to see that the walls in a home don’t need a ton of work before moving in. Remember, even though you may love that lime green or magenta color while flipping through swatches at your local hardware store, most buyers tend to prefer more neutral color schemes!
3. Curb Appeal Counts:
The outside, curb-view of your home is the first thing potential buyers will see when they drive by or come to view your home. When assessing your home’s curb appeal, cleanliness is key. Power-washing, scraping away chipping paint, and re-painting can revive the appearance of a home. In addition, re-painting or even updating the front door of your home can draw in a buyer. Finally, people love to see a home with a well-manicured lawn. Keep your grass cut, trimmed, and try adding a few potted plants or hanging baskets to step up your curb appeal.
4. Lose the Popcorn:
For many potential buyers, popcorn ceilings throughout a home can be a deal-breaker. While it may seem like an unnecessary update to make, spending some time to soften, scrape, and re-paint those ceilings could be just the update you need for a speedier selling process. Remember, anything that could potentially turn buyers away from your home is important to consider updating.
In your efforts to increase home-value and begin the selling process, these are worth-while things to consider, and may even jump-start ideas for other changes to make within your home!
At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.
North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.
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