Want to Get More Money for Your House?

Here are a few tips on how to effectively give your house a facelift and get top dollar for your listing.

Homeowners, it’s that time of year again! If you are thinking about selling this spring you may want to consider giving your home a makeover before going live on the market. You only get one first impression so it’s important to make it a good one!

In today’s market, we are seeing buyers shift more toward the “turnkey” or move-in ready home rather than a “fixer-upper.” The millennial generation (Generation Y) has stepped up and become a very important piece of today’s housing market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Gen Y is the largest segment of the buyers’ market today.

For Gen Y buyers the most important updates are in the kitchen and baths. Simply updating fixtures and finishes will do wonders for your dated rooms and you will reap the benefits at the closing table. Vinyl windows and hardwood floors are also trends that have moved their way to the top of buyers’ wish lists. Replacing old carpet with beautiful hardwoods will not only increase the value of your home it will add warmth and richness to space.

Lastly, we are seeing buyers more attracted to homes with an open-flowing floor plan. Taking down a non-structural wall so the kitchen can flow into the living space will boast well in the buyers’ eyes, and also make your home seem larger than it is!