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Food for Thought as You’re Updating Your Home

If you’re updating your home before selling, keep these tips in mind.

Now that the weather is becoming nicer and we’re approaching the prime selling season, many homeowners are wondering what improvements they can make to their houses to increase their values. In other words, what are buyers looking for in the current market? Today I’ll share a couple of tips to remember as you’re renovating your property:

1. Kitchens and bathrooms. These areas are extremely important to buyers, so making improvements here will give you the biggest bang for your buck. Also, be mindful of whether or not you’re adding square footage. Putting in a screen porch, for example, will add value to your home, but it’s not adding square footage to the property. This can cause issues with the appraisal if you’re already at the top of your price point in your neighborhood.

2. You don’t have to renovate just for resale purposes. This is your home, after all, not just an investment. You’re allowed to make certain changes simply for your own enjoyment. 

If you have questions about renovating your property or would like recommendations on what you can do to increase your property’s value, give me a call or send me an email. I’m always happy to help.

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