Add value to your home with the right upgrades!
Putting your Rio del Mar home up for sale?
Make your home stand out against the sea of beachfront home sellers by completing these smart home improvement tips. These can make your home more attractive to buyers, and increase the value of your Rio del Mar home.
Aside from improving the home’s ability to provide comfort and convenience, smart renovations also extend the life of your home.
But a word of caution for you home sellers: Don’t overdo the renovations. Over-the-top upgrades can make your home more difficult to sell.
Since most Rio del Mar homes are in great condition and well-maintained, renovations directed toward creating a good first impression will do the trick.
Stick to these suggestions, but always consult with your real estate agent first to see which ones are more suitable for your beach front home.
Here are some smart home renovation tips that can increase your home’s resale value.
1. Improve your home’s curb appeal.
First impressions matter. You want an attention worthy curb appeal. You don’t need to spend a lot to achieve that.
Aside from the usual front lawn and walk way maintenance, you can also upgrade your door. Security is a big concern for many buyers, especially for a waterfront home where many people visit. Replacing the door can be expensive but it has a near a 100 percent return when you sell the home.
Can’t afford to replace it? Paint the door, trim and shutters. Install a new doorbell and update the front door’s overhead light fixture.
Upgrading the exterior lighting of your home in Rio del Mar is another way of improving curb appeal. Replace your lights with energy efficient lamps that will illuminate the way and make your home brighter. If you want something unique and classy, you can find vintage lighting that matches your home.
For that well-loved and properly maintained look, add some flower boxes with perennial blooms under the windows. This creates a gorgeous window frame, and makes your Rio del Mar home for sale look more cheerful.
2. Give your kitchen a minor make-over.
People love to gather in the kitchen, and buyers prefer kitchens that look clean, efficient and well-maintained.
If your countertop is old, replace it with Corian or Silestone.
How your cabinetry looks is also important, especially since it is eye level. It is always among the first things seen by buyers. Repaint your cabinets and make sure that the doors have new handles.
Don’t have enough cabinets? Add some more kitchen storage. Buyers like more storage because it helps in easy organization, so the counters don’t look cluttered.
Replace any old or broken fixtures.
3. Add an outdoor living space.
An outdoor living space does not cost much. A wood deck, for example, is affordable and has an 87% return of investment. Installing a deck provides a great space for entertaining and maximizing the beach home experience provided by your Rio del Mar home for sale.
If you already have an existing deck, make sure it is clean, has no damage and is freshly painted.
4. Do some minor bathroom upgrades.
One way is to replace the shower head. Install an adjustable one, help the new buyers envision how convenient and easy it will be to use the shower, especially if there are kids (or pets) in the home.
You should also upgrade the light fixtures especially around the vanity mirrors. This makes the room look better and brighter.
These are just minor things you can do to increase your home’s resale value. Visit my website http://www.SantaCruzCaHomesForSale.com/ for more tips and other preparations you can make to sell your Rio del Mar home.
Do you have any concerns or questions about selling your beachfront home? Call me, Sandy Wallace at (831) 818-7099. I can help make your real estate journey stress free.