Across the nation, the housing market is performing incredibly well. After such an unpredictable year in 2020, the economy is rebounding nicely. As a result, homes are selling quicker and for a higher price than they have in a while.
When looking to sell your home in the midst of an excellent housing market, it can be tempting to skip improvement projects that you’d otherwise make to increase the value of your home. However, to ensure that you rapidly sell your home for top dollar, now is the time to revitalize each room. Unsure as to where to start? Randolph Design + Build recommends five types of projects that will make prospective home buyers fall in love with your property.
Complete all routine and special maintenance
Has it been a while since you’ve attended to basic home maintenance tasks, such as having your HVAC serviced, simple repairs, and the like? Prior to beginning any new projects, complete all routine and special maintenance around your home. This includes both the interior and exterior.
Something that the vast majority of homeowners forget to do before listing their property is to have professional gutter cleaning. Having clean gutters eliminates pests, preserves your landscaping, prevents basement flooding, and protects your roof. Rather than trying to tackle this job yourself (which can be downright dangerous), licensed professionals have the right equipment and training to complete the task safely. A gutter professional can also inspect your gutters for potential damage. On average, it is best to clean your gutters two times per year. When searching “clean gutters near me,” you can expect to receive quotes between $106 to $167 for an average cleaning and around $350 for bigger jobs.
Stunning room remodels
Once all standard maintenance is out of the way, you can begin to schedule elective projects that will increase the desirability of your home. If specific rooms in your home are starting to feel outdated or underwhelming, consider getting a custom remodel. Randolph Design + Build has the expertise to create stunning kitchens, bathrooms, and much more. Rather than simply installing new features, we use our eye for design to construct rooms that flow with the rest of your house and that follow the latest trends.
One thing that many homebuyers look for in a property is energy efficiency. In addition to being environmentally friendly, these features can save homeowners thousands of dollars over the course of several years. What are some of the most sought-after energy-efficient upgrades you can install? As a higher-end modification, adding solar panels to the roof is a wise choice. If you’re in search of more budget-friendly improvements, consider installing energy-efficient windows, doors, lighting, thermostats, and ceiling fans.
Smart appliances and devices
On top of installing energy-efficient features throughout your home, also consider adding smart appliances and devices. There are now refrigerators that can track and order groceries, home cameras that can be monitored on your smartphone, and app-controlled garage door openers. Having one or more of these in your home is sure to delight prospective buyers.
Specific landscaping features can both attract buyers and increase the value of your property. Modifications with the best ROI include landscaped pathways, an all-season deck, trees, shrubs, lighting, and expert landscaping design.
As you prepare to sell your home, select the improvements from the above list that best suit your needs. Rather than trying to make every possible change, decide what upgrades will work best for your budget and goals.
Randolph Design + Build is a family-owned renovation company that puts design at the forefront of each project. Located in Nichols Hills, OK. Explore our portfolio today.