Home Improvement Published June 11, 2012 By Aaron Schoenberger
3 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

Increasing the value of your home before listing it for sale isn’t as difficult as you may think, however it does require an investment of both time and money.

To increase your home’s value, there are 3 key upgrades you can make:

Landscaping: Many homebuyers and real estate agents are highly affected by their first impression of a property, so it’s important to have a clean, well-designed landscape. Simply said, if an agent drives by a house and it looks horrible, there’s a good chance they won’t show it to their client.

Bathrooms & Kitchen: Two of the biggest indications of an outdated home are the condition of both the bathroom and the kitchen. Nobody wants an old, grimy bathroom or a kitchen with appliances that belong in history books. Renovating bathrooms and kitchens will appeal to buyers, thus driving up the sales price and decreasing time on the market.

Flooring: Refinishing hardwood floors, replacing raggedy carpets, and other flooring upgrades will surely impress buyers. Simply pulling up old carpet and installing wood flooring can totally change the appearance of an entire room. Nowadays there are a variety of flooring options available, including: bamboo, carpet, cork, hardwood, laminate, stone, and the list goes on.

With a few upgrades, your home will stand out from the crowd and, ultimately, sell.



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Aaron Schoenberger is a marketing executive, entrepreneur, and real estate investor with a passion for business. He writes about a wide variety of topics ranging from real estate marketing to fixing and flipping homes, and has had his work published on numerous industry-related websites. Mr. Schoenberger is a thought leader and is viewed as a authority when it comes to online public relations, social media, and search engine optimization (SEO).

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