When trying to sell your home, first impressions can make or a break a deal from square one. However, This Old House has some advice on how to start a showing off on the right foot while improving your home value.
Start by addressing the basic care and maintenance that you may have been putting off, recommends the source. This can include projects such as installing attic insulation, repairing leaky plumbing, replacing rusty rain gutters or weeding flower beds. These kinds of do-it-yourself fixes can go a long way in increasing a home’s potential selling price.
Installing trendy energy saving devices such as solar panels will not only be a huge selling point, but in the meantime can save you up to 80 percent on utility bills, says This Old House. An average solar panel system plus installation goes for around $7,000, but there are green tax credits available to shave a few thousand dollars off the bill.
In addition, don’t underestimate the selling power of a front door, advises the source. Exterior upgrades such as an updated door bell or overhang to protect you from the elements can go a long way in creating a great first impression.
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