The housing market is short on supply all over the country, which means it’s a home seller’s dream come true. But to sell your luxury home quickly and for a desirable price, it is important that your home’s features are attractive to your target market. Even if you don’t plan to sell any time soon, there are features you can invest in to optimize your resale value. Use this guide as a start, and then ask your realtors which features you should consider adding next.
- Renovate Your Kitchen: A modern kitchen design that incorporates the latest appliances is one of the best selling points of any home However, a modern kitchen is especially important in upscale homes. Specialty realtors will know exactly what appliances would be best based on the history and aesthetic of the home, so consider contacting an agent if you are renovating with a sale in mind.
- Create A Beautiful Bathroom: Similar to the importance of updating your kitchen before a sale, redesigning your bathrooms can also go a long way. Switching to a more modern sink and shower will be more appealing to buyers in a master bathroom, as that means they won’t have to update it themselves.
- Boost Energy Efficiency: Especially for large homes, it pays to make your home more environmentally friendly. Upgrade to high quality, energy efficient kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, HVAC appliances, and other systems. Consider how you can improve your pool heating system and lawn care methods. These eco-friendly options are becoming more important for current buyers.
- Update You Exterior Features: Homeowners can often get 100% ROI on any renovation that boosts a home’s curb appeal, so be sure to continuously invest in your home’s exterior, driveway, hardscaping, and landscaping. Replace and repair your roof, gutters, siding, deck, porch, and other features whenever necessary. Also take the time to hire a lawn care service and landscaping professional. Your home’s lawn and exterior leave a first impression for people looking at houses for sale, so be sure it’s a good one.
Prepping your house for a future sale is all about the details. Take the time to add luxury features that you can enjoy yourself and that a future buyer will find appealing. Also remember to ask the realtors at a specialty firm what current buyers are looking for in homes for sale in your area. Your effort will pay off when you receive the highest possible price for your home.