Selling your home is an exciting prospect, but it can also be a time-consuming one. You want to get the best value out of it, and while sales are strongest during the spring, now is an excellent time to make any changes you need to in order to improve the home’s resale value. Along with square footage and basic amenities, buyers pay close attention to specific components in your home – notably the plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems – as well as the utility and aesthetics of key locations such as the kitchen and bathroom.
Knowing the best way to upgrade your home can help you make the most of your given budget and ensure you get the maximum return on the investment when the time comes to put the home on the market. Here are a few suggestions of things to pay attention to.
Address Big Problems First
Maintenance trumps aesthetics when it comes time to put your home on the market. No one wants to buy a house with a leaky water heater or an HVAC system that never gets the house comfortable. Schedule a maintenance session for your plumbing and HVAC systems with a trained professional: they can spot the signs of obvious trouble, as well as giving you a good sense of what correcting those issues might cost. That allows you to plan for repairs that match your budgetary concerns.
Practicality is Key
Once the most troublesome issues are addressed, you can look at the practicality of places like the bathroom and the kitchen. If there’s something you’ve always tolerated but never really liked in those spots, such as a bathtub you never use or a kitchen sink that doesn’t look quite right, you can be sure that a prospective buyer will notice. Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom can be a huge step forward in addressing those practicality issues, and with the right planning, can ensure that the space demonstrates maximum appeal once the home goes on the market.
The pros at Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning provide kitchen and bathroom remodeling services, as well as HVAC upgrades and repairs throughout the Garland, TX area!