Before listing their homes for sale, homeowners want to know ways to get the best possible price for their houses. Sometimes, it’s hard to choose which projects might pay for themselves and then some when buyers make offers on the home. These four profitable home improvements to make before selling could make the difference between breaking even and making a gain.
Refurbish or Install Wood Floors
Refreshed wood flooring makes your space look bigger and newer. Buyers prefer wood floors because they’re low maintenance, easy to clean, and durable. Refinishing your wood floors can pay off when you sell.
Spruce Up the Landscaping
“Curb appeal” is real—without it, buyers may never get past the front door. Adding attractive shrubs and flowering plants to your front garden goes a long way to draw buyers in. Use planters on the front porch or patio, make sure your lawn is mowed and tidy, and weed the garden. Many buyers are interested in natural landscaping using native plants, so a garden that conserves water, attracts pollinators, and uses perennial plants that come back each year is a plus.
Upgrade the AC
Your air conditioning may be working just fine, but if it is more than 20 years old, it might need an upgrade. AC units have gotten more energy efficient, and many central air systems have newer features that are attractive to buyers.
Consider systems that integrate with smart home controls that you can regulate using your cellphone. Air conditioning is an especially important amenity to consider when you’re planning home renovations. The AC works nearly year-round in Florida, so make sure yours is up to the task.
Perhaps the easiest and least expensive home improvement to make before selling is one that nearly all real estate agents will recommend: a fresh coat of paint, inside and out. This is something you can do yourself, and you’ll be amazed at how it refreshes your space. Buyers like to imagine their own possessions in the space. A neutral presentation is the best canvas onto which they can project their vision of what living in your house could be.
South Florida homeowners should contact USA Home Improvement for renovations that can add value in the event they decide to sell. We specialize in impact windows and doors but also provide roofing and AC installation and service. Call today.