It may seem a strange notion to remodel your home before you sell it. After all, the point is to move out of your home and into your next dream home, so it makes little sense to put in all the time and effort for a remodel only to move. But you have to consider the next owners of the home, as well, especially if you hope to list a good price for your home. Here are a few reasons it might be for the best to remodel before you sell your home.
Homebuyers Like Move-In Ready
While some homeowners like the idea of buying a “project,” the truth is most homebuyers are as exhausted by the process of buying a home as you are by the process of selling a home. Between getting a loan, packing, and moving, they want the process of settling into the home to be as effortless as possible. That’s why so many homebuyers prefer homes that are move-in ready. Homes that don’t need to be remodeled (because they were already recently updated) will often go for a higher price.
The Housing Market is Constantly Changing
Whether you bought your home 5 or 20 years ago, there’s a good chance the housing market has changed — more than once. Your house has also likely changed as you and your family have spent nearly every day living in it. That means the value of your home has likely gone down while you’re living in it. In order to stay competitive on the housing market today, you’ll want to look at trends and the latest upgrades and work those into your home as best you can. These might be energy efficiency features or simply new appliances for kitchens and bathrooms.
It Makes a Better Impression
Think about all the work that goes into staging your home for open house walk-throughs. Your home should look to be in its best shape when homebuyers come to check the place out. You want them to be able to envision themselves living there. This can extend beyond curb appeal and furniture rearrangement. New, modern kitchen and bathroom appliances will make a great first impression, one that’s likely to stick out in the minds of the homebuyers when they consider their options. If they’re interested in these upgrades, they’ll be willing to pay more for them.Interested in remodeling before you sell your home? You don’t have to do it alone. Contact Jericho Home Improvements today for more information or a free estimate.Tags: home remodeling, homeowner tips