There are certain assets to your home that can really bump up your home value! Small improvements and continuous upkeep to your windows, roof and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system can really make all the difference!
It’s important to keep up with the age of your windows. A good quality window can last for over 20 YEARS! To look to see what you need to maintain around your windows, look at things like a visible draft, rotting, warping etc. This is ESPECIALLY important in homes that have very extreme weather conditions which means you should be checking them more often than usual and might have to replace them more frequently. New windows are extremely worth it when it comes to upping your home value. They are extremely impactful on the curb appeal to your home. Natural light and a room filled with windows is a huge hit when it comes to setting the tone for your home and having clean, updated windows is sure to help with that! Another thing that windows help with is energy efficiency. Installing a environmentally friendly window such as Energy Star can help shrink your utility bill and can help you save up to $465 EACH YEAR!!
Acquiring a new roof before putting your house on the market could be a very smart move when you’re trying to sell. A new and improved roof can be very attractive to buyers since that is one more thing they can cross off their checklist of things they do not have to worry about when buying! When your roof is falling apart it also can affect our curb appeal. Just the thought of a leaky roof might turn off the buyers almost immediately. On the other hand, you don’t absolutely need to replace your whole roof in order to sell; however, it might be a good idea to get an inspection and if needed, make the minor repairs.Some places actually require an inspection before selling stating that the roof will be reliable for at least the next two years. Either way, it really can’t hurt you to get your roof checked out!
Having a reliable Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning System is really a no brainer when it comes to maintaining your home, but there are so many different factors that come into play that small changes can make huge differences! Just like windows, the age of one’s HVAC System is extremely important. An older HVAC System can be unsettling to buyers even if your system has been maintained well. Buyers don’t want to worry about replacing something as important as an HVAC System as soon as they move into their new home. Another key factor that plays in, just like windows, is the energy efficiency of the system. Having a home energy system that SAVES money is so very attractive to buyers due to the fact that they will be saving money on their utility bill. The last factor that is extremely important when it comes to your HVAC System is the location. Homes that are far south aren’t going to have much need for heating, and in return, homes up far north aren’t going to be too dependent on air conditioning. In terms of promoting, it’s important to think about your location and who you are selling to!