You are getting ready to sell your home, but you realize there is some work you will need to do before you put the “For Sale” sign in the yard. What can you do to attract house hunters, and ultimately the buyer who will offer the price that you are asking?
Hardwood Flooring Investments Pay Off
A survey from the National Association of Realtors estimates that hardwood flooring can add 2.5% to the sale price of a home. Most buyers expect hardwood floors when they make a purchase in today’s housing market, so not having hardwood floors could discourage some buyers. The return on investment for hardwood laminates is similar to “real” hardwood floors.
Kitchen Remodeling Investments Also Pay Off
A complete kitchen remodel can see returns of 50% to 75% of the value invested. You should not just explore the value of a new kitchen, but also consider how much your old kitchen could bring the price of your house down. Many buyers want homes that are ready to move into, not homes that will be under repair while the kitchen is remodeled.
For kitchens not needing a full remodel, replacing hardware provides an even better payback on the investment. Replacing knobs, drawer pulls and other hardware can offer a 100% payback without a huge initial outlay to spruce a kitchen up.
Cost Effective Carpeting Can Make a Home More Appealing
New carpeting can offer a cost-effective way to make your home more appealing to buyers. Especially if pets and/or kids have left their marks on your carpet, replacing it with new carpeting can really help move a home. Carpeting isn’t as popular as wood floors, but it is far better than stained and possibly smelly existing carpets.
When the time to sell roles around, look at your house with a critical eye. Sometimes you have to spend money to make money, and an investment in home improvement can catch a buyer’s eye and help move a house faster. The experts at Style Flooring can help you determine what updates would be best for your home.
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About Style Flooring, Cabinets, & Countertops
Style Flooring, Cabinets, and Countertops offers a level of attention and knowledge to our customers that big box stores just can’t! Our focus is to provide every client with outstanding service, high quality products, and competitive prices. We ask questions to get an accurate understanding of our clients wants and needs. Our extensive knowledge and product offerings allows us to help our clients find the best possible option for their lifestyle, look, and budget.
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