How Much Value Does A Pest Free Home Bring?

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 04 December 2019 21:20


Whether you are selling your home or you just want to upgrade it, there are many ways that you can increase the value. Here are some tips for making your home as appealing to buyers as possible.

Consider Solar Energy

One of the ways that you can save a great deal of money on your electric bill, and have a home that is more environmentally friendly, is to get a solar panel system. It can raise your home value significantly as well, as more buyers are looking for solar energy as a key factor in purchasing a house. Many states offer tax rebates and incentives for switching to solar, so be sure to look into benefits for your state if you are considering this form of energy.

Eliminate Pests

Depending on where you live, there are many critters that can make their way into your home or yard. For example, if you reside in the southwestern United States, then there is a good chance that you will have to worry about the brown banded cockroach, which can wreak havoc on your home if you do not treat the problem. Other bugs that can affect any home are earwigs, termites, or moths. 

Repaint the Exterior

As with many trends, the outward appearance of your home can also be a major factor in its asking price. An easy way to freshen it up is with a coat of paint. You can hire a painting company to do the job, which usually specializes in painting residences, or you can buy the supplies and do it yourself. You may want to consult professionals if your home has multiple stories or other tricky aspects that could make painting a more difficult job.

Update Your Appliances

Although you may think that your appliances are working just fine and doing their job, you may want to consider whether or not it is time for an upgrade. If your appliances are older, then chances are that a newer model will save you much more in water or electricity. Many refrigerators nowadays are designed to be much more energy efficient and have more storage space than their older counterparts. Modern dishwashers contain technology that will save water and operate much more quietly. An upgrade may seem like it costs a lot, but it will pay for itself quickly. 

Install Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring is a trend that is making a comeback after decades of carpet as the primary choice of home buyers. It almost always fits in with the decor or color scheme of your furniture, and it also makes cleaning up messes infinitely easier, especially if you have children or pets. Depending on what your budget is and how you would like your home to look, you can choose from a variety of different floor types, such as walnut, cherry, or oak. When taken care of properly, hardwood floors are extremely durable and can last for long periods of time without needing replacement. They are a timeless addition to any space. 

Increase Home Security

Home owners want to ensure their property is safe, whether they are in residence or out of town. A way to appeal to potential buyers is to make sure that you have a top tier security system. Many modern security cameras have applications that can connect to your cell phone or computer, so you can easily receive system alerts about issues or possible break-ins. Having cameras installed and clearly visible is also a natural deterrent for burglars, so you are less likely to worry about criminals in your neighborhood. Often times, your system will also have the ability to contact local authorities, should an issue arise when you are out of the house.

It does not have to be difficult to make your home attractive to buyers. With these upgrades, you are sure to have a property that excels in curb appeal and will sell for a great price.

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Carol Evenson

Carol is a home renovation specialist with a background in organization and sales. She assists realtors with business management and growth.

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