Get the Most Value from Home Remodeling
Prospective buyers typically look for updates to bathrooms and kitchens in a home, but there are other important home renovations your sellers should know about too.
Most buyers want to see certain home remodeling and update within a home like nice kitchens and modern bathrooms. It’s essential that such features are highlighted during home showings so as to offer buyers the best vision possible of the property. Most people are aware that the kitchen is an important upgrade to take on, but there are other important home renovations that will impress prospective buyers.
Energy efficient windows.
Not only do windows that are cracked, faded, and difficult to open make a house look old, they also represent high utility bills and energy loss. Energy efficient windows are a modern and attractive option to today’s buyers, and thus they will likely improve the first impression a buyer might have of the home. Most buyers make up their minds about a property upon driving up to the residence, and new windows offer exceptional curb appeal.
Entertainment rooms or systems.
Sitting in front of a flatscreen with a killer sound system is as popular today as going to the movies. An advanced sound system with built-in speakers or an entire room devoted to entertainment offers excellent recreational appeal to the home. Hidden panels for items like speakers, components, and wires remove the clutter from an entertainment center and boost the luxury-factor of a property.
Improve the landscaping.
Prospective buyers’ initial impressions of the outside of the home is vital. Landscaping is often one of the easiest ways to enhance the appearance of a home without significant money or time spent on home remodeling and updates. Simple and appealing updates like new patio furniture or refurbishing the back deck (or even installing one) create an excellent way for a buyer to picture the fun they could have in the backyard with friends and family.
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Make It Safe to Show, Even in Snow
Winter storms and extreme cold can arrive quickly, leaving a property in unsafe condition for showing, especially if the seller isn’t home to maintain it. Be prepared to keep your clients safe when going to a showing by stocking your trunk with a property emergency kit and by taking some precautions.
Get Your Wheels Ready for Winter
If you live in an area where freezing temperatures and icy roads are common in winter, you owe it to yourself and your clients to ensure your car is prepared to handle the conditions.
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What cool and highly unusual hotel must be totally rebuilt each year?
A. Sweden’s ICEHOTEL
B. Wyoming’s Snow King Hotel
C. Alaska’s North Pole Hotel