7 quick ways to improve your New York home's resale value
Putting a house on the market in the New York tri-state area can be a lot of work, but hiring professionals to accomplish some of these inexpensive tasks can greatly improve your home's resale value.
To get the most value from your home's sale, seek out the help of one of the more than 100 top-rated real estate agents in the New York metropolitan area and consider these tips:
1. The front yard will be the first thing potential buyers see when they're looking at your house. Make sure that simple things are kept up: keep the lawn mowed, the hedges trimmed, and flower and mulch beds well maintained.
2. If there is not much landscaping to begin with, potential buyers may not see your yard's potential. Now might be the best time to hire a professional landscaping company to install plants, shrubs or landscaping features to enhance your home's appearance.
3. Just as the yard needs to be beautiful, so does the outside appearance of the house. Hire a pressure washing company to clean the exterior and rid it of years of built-up dirt and grime.
4. It is important to look at the small details of the exterior of the house, too. Doing a cheap pick-me-up on the house, such as adding some lattice edging, can create a more appealing ambiance.
5. If your house has a front porch or a back patio, check them for any damage. Having a painting contractor apply a new layer of stain can bring back its original beauty and keep it in good shape for years to come.
6. Consider having new carpet installed in high-traffic areas. A new carpet in a neutral color can convince a potential buyer that there's little to no wear-and-tear in the rest of the house.
7. While it may be a huge hassle, remove any wallpaper in the house and paint the walls in a neutral color. A wallpaper pattern that matches your towels or bedspread probably won't match the new homeowner's possessions or tastes. However, walls painted a light neutral color can match with almost anything and they make interior spaces appear larger.