has melted, and the sun is out. In Boston, Springtime is the best time to start
making those home upgrades and targeting any deferred maintenance, especially
if you're looking to add extra value to your asset before listing it for sale. If
you’re thinking of listing soon, it’s best to act quickly. Spring is the season
when properties present their best and buyers are out in hoards.
To help you
prepare your home for sale – or just to give you tips on upgrades you can do to
increase your asset's long-term value – we have compiled a list of the top
upgrades to increase value.
#1 Address deferred
may be thinking, "I take excellent care of my property! There is no
deferred maintenance." And, of course, you could be correct. However, as
time passes, many owners forgivably but easily overlook details.
good to periodically have your home inspected and have any necessary repairs
made directly to increase its longevity. For example, consider the condition of
your roof. If you know it's getting near the end of its life, have it inspected
and repaired or replaced as necessary. Additionally, if your driveway shows age
with cracks, look into having it re-sealed or re-paved.
#2 Create a home office.
effects of the pandemic, home offices are highly requested features from buyers
and a massive value-add to a property. If you have the extra space, create a
designated home office, and consider adding tech elements like fiberoptic
internet, smart lighting, and additional electrical points.
#3 Repaint your property’s
colors or faded paint can heavily impact a home's presentation. Giving the
exterior a fresh coat of paint will dramatically improve its curb appeal, which
is significant in determining a property's value. Potential sellers need to
remember that first impressions matter, and you want buyers to fall in love
before they even step foot in your house.
#4 Upgrade your kitchen.
the kitchen is one of the most looked at rooms by buyers. If you've been living
in a dated kitchen and are looking to add some serious value to your home, it's
probably time to make the investment. Kitchen renovations become expensive
quickly, but they also can have a huge return on investment. Bringing a kitchen
into the modern era will level up the entire presentation of your property and
draw an entirely different pool of buyers.
#5 Add an outdoor living
As it warms
up, buyers start thinking about where they will entertain outdoors. Whether you
have a small or large budget, you can add significant value to a property by
creating outdoor living and entertaining spaces. This can be as simple as a
small patio or flashy as an outdoor kitchen. Consider your budget and how you
can make your yard an outdoor oasis.
add the most value to a property is highly dependent on the individual asset
and area. So if you're preparing to list your property for sale in the coming
months, get in touch with a member of our
will be happy to walk through your home to advise on what specific improvements
you can make that buyers will love and which will add the most value.