In today’s competitive housing market, houses are increasing in value, and many homeowners are getting their homes appraised. As a homeowner, you want to prepare your home in all the best ways possible to be ready for your visit from an appraiser. Want to increase your home’s value even further? Here are seven tips that may help add value to your home.
Adding a fresh coat of paint to your walls is a great way to make an entire room look clean and put together. A fresh coat of paint will hide small scratch marks, paint chips, scuffs, and any other little imperfections your walls may have. This may be a big task, but will be so worth the finishing look and the impressed look on the appraiser’s face!
Adding fresh paint goes for the outside of your home as well! If it has been years since the exterior of your home has received a new coat of paint, it may be the perfect time to consider it before the appraiser comes over.
Adding a screen porch or patio to your home can be a great investment. It is a smart way to add practical living space to your home, thus increasing the square footage of your home. Adding a screen to your outdoor spaces will especially be a great return on investment for homes located in areas with mild and warm climates.
The showers and faucets around your home seem to wear down faster than many other parts. There is only so much you can do to clean a well-used faucet and attempt to make it shine again. Replacing this hardware before the appraiser comes to your home will be worth the expense!
This may seem obvious, but it is a good reminder! Before the appraiser comes to your home, it is essential that you get the little things fixed. Do you have a door that sticks? Fix it. Do you have a dripping faucet? Fix it. Does your refrigerator make a loud buzzing noise after opening it? Fix it. Making those minor repairs around the house before the appraiser makes their visit will be worth all the time and effort.
No one looks at a yard that has overgrown grass, weeds, and thinks to themselves “what a beautiful home!” If you want your home to increase in value, show it with curb appeal! Your yard will be one of the first impressions your home appraiser will receive. Make this first impression a good one by trimming your trees, shaping your bushes, cutting your grass, pulling the weeds, planting flowers, spraying down your sidewalks, and anything else that your yard needs in order to look its best. If you do this, you will be off to the right start with your home appraisal.
The way you arrange your furniture will either make a positive or negative statement about your home. Though the arrangement of your furniture is not necessarily one of the checkbox ways of adding value to your home, it will either make a good or bad impression. The more simple, organized and put together you can make a room look, the better impression it will give. Arrange your furniture in a way that is welcoming, practical, and pleasant to look at. Your home appraiser may just subconsciously feel like your home is worth even more!
Last but certainly not least, before the appraiser makes their visit to your home, it needs to be cleaned! Maintaining a clean home is one of the best investments you can make. If you let your carpets, upholstery, hardwood floors, and other surfaces go too long without having them professionally cleaned, they will wear out faster. To extend the life of your home, keep it clean!
Cleaning with Zerorez® is the best way to extend the life of your carpet, upholstery, and other surfaces. We clean with Zr water®, which contains no harsh chemicals, soaps, or other products that will leave behind a sticky residue in your carpet fibers. Your floors will stay cleaner longer and have a more beautiful appearance for when the appraiser comes to your home. To be prepared with a clean home that will help increase in value, book an appointment with the best cleaners today – Zerorez®!