Tips On Increasing Your House’s Market Value

When you put your house on the market, you want to make sure you can get the most money that you can for your home.  Even if you don’t plan on selling any time soon, you may be interested in adding to the value just in case you need to sell it down the road.  Adding a finished basement, a swimming pool or an automated heating and air conditioning system are just a few ways that you can add to the asking price of your house.

A Finished Basement

Drab, unfinished basements aren’t exactly selling points for prospective buyers.  In fact, it could lose you the sale.  If you want another reason for someone to buy your house, as well as drive the cost up, consider turning your basement into a usable living space.  Whether you turn it into the den where you and your family enjoy a movie or a bar where you and your buddies can talk over a few beers, a finished basement could be what sets your house apart from the others on the market.

A Swimming Pool

Swimming pools and landscaped lawns can really add to the value of your house, so install an in-ground pool if you have the money and space.  Landscaping your backyard to make an inviting, entertaining space with your swimming pool as a centerpiece can do even more for the value.  Building decks, gazebos, adding rock gardens and koi ponds are all great ways to turn an ordinary backyard into a selling point for your home.

A Fully Automated Climate System

With the whole world going digital, anything that cannot be achieved by a simple push of a button seems archaic in comparison.  Bring your house into the modern age by getting your heating and air conditioning system completely automated.  Going this route will prevent you from ever having to fuss with a pilot light again.  With a push of a few buttons, you will be able to set the temperature of your home to any degree you would like.  Many even allow the option to set a schedule for your system to kick in.  This will save on energy costs by turning off when you are out of the house and coming back on in time for your return.  Not to mention it will keep your home looking like it is state-of-the-art to any potential buyers.

These are just a few of the ways that you can reel in buyers, while at the same time, getting more out of the sale.

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Jake Alexander enjoys writing abou real estate and home improvement.

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