Undertaking a renovation project is never easy. From the start, we only think about the result.
Think of that magnificent new tile floor, those beautiful windows, or that brand new kitchen with eco-friendly appliances.
However, if you don’t plan to enjoy the luxury of your brand new renovations because you’re moving out, what happens?
Yes, many homeowners decide to remodel before they sell because the right project can impact a property’s resale value.
However, large renovations will not add enough equity value to your home to make a profit or even avoid losing money.
For this reason, you should avoid major renovations and undertake smaller or more pressing projects if you are selling.
In this article, we share home renovations you need to focus on selling your home in Pennsylvania.
For all home improvement projects, it is important to do extensive research regarding each project’s specifics, the regulations in your city (or municipality), and market conditions.
Particularly when it comes to selling your home, you’ll want to take a look at the asking prices for similar properties.
We also suggest that you visit homes or properties that have been put up for sale and have recently been renovated.
Look for homes that haven’t undergone any unusual changes during their renovation. List the improvements made and compare them to the asking price.
Here are our suggestions for renovations that should grab your attention.
Improving energy efficiency will make a major difference to your property’s value, not to mention the impact of this type of renovation on greenhouse gas emissions.
This kind of renovation can take different forms and depend on existing structures and devices. Energy efficiency upgrades can include:
• Adequate insulation of the attic with durable insulation materials;
• Replacement of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems for energy-efficient models;
• The change and insulation of windows and doors.
New buyers will tend to favor eco-responsible homes and those also equipped with appliances that are.
If these renovations are done a few months before you sell your home, you could even provide copies of your heating bills from before and after your renovations to your real estate broker.
This will give an overview of the rates you are currently paying, thanks to the energy efficiency package.
When potential buyers arrive at your home, the first thing they will notice is the exterior.
You won’t get a second chance to make a good impression.
Therefore, make sure you don’t miss this opportunity. Focusing on the aesthetic details on the exterior will instantly give your home the boost it needs.
Here are some ways to improve the facade of your home:
• Repaint your exterior walls, moldings, and front door;
• Replace your front door, windows, or light fixtures;
• Repair cracks or breaks on your entry steps, porch, driveway, or parking lot;
• Repair and clean your roof, including replacing damaged shingles;
• Invest efforts in landscaping.
Take a walk around your house with a friend or loved one and see if you notice any problems. If this is apparent, it should definitely be addressed before trying to sell your home.
Due to the amount of humidity in your kitchen and bathroom, these rooms are usually the ones that face the most problems and therefore require more repairs.
As a result, potential buyers will thoroughly inspect these areas, and you should be prepared!
If you are looking for where to spend your money to sell your house, the kitchen and bathroom are the places to go, and real estate brokers will agree on this point.
For buyers, having to renovate the kitchen or bathroom will be a major deterrent.
Other rooms such as the dining room, living room, and garage can be set aside as they are less expensive to renovate.
However, a bathroom or living room that doesn’t look good will potentially ruin a sale completely.
As always, if you don’t have the skills or tools to handle your home repainting and renovations, you should consider hiring a professional painting contractor.
Hiring a professional painting contractor like Aspen Painting is the guarantee of a flawless, durable, and high-quality paint job that will impress your potential buyer.
We have years of experience in residential painting with a long list of happy customers in Horsham, PA, Ambler, Dresher, Ft. Washington, and Blue Bell, PA.