Rock Construction and Management


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Below are 5 home improvement tips to help you make your house more appealing to your would-be-buyers.  By doing some remodeling and touch-ups you speed up the selling process and boost the value of your home.

1. Siding
Siding is one of the most significant home improvements you can do.  Having new siding makes a huge difference in boosting your home's value.

This is one of the first things buyers see, and sets the tone for the rest of your home.  The costs, depending on your location, range from $9,000 to $10,000 for about 1,250 square feet. According to the NAR/Remodeling magazine, the average national resale value ranges from $9,500 to $10,500 (or 103.6 percent!). These figures reflect the replacement of the siding.  Your house might only need to be painted or retouched to achieve the same potential value increase.

2. Kitchen
Having a kitchen in great condition is a major factor in selling your home.  Just as the siding or outdoor paint is the face of your house, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Changing old fixtures, cleaning and fixing cabinets, or installing fresh new flooring are all good starting points in making a significant difference in your kitchen.  If you are looking to really maximize your return, consider changing the sink, appliances, and countertops.  Some experts suggest that for every $5,000 you spend in your kitchen, it can bring as much as $15,000 in return.

3. Bathrooms
New cabinets, flooring, sink and showers are the top items you can update to enhance the value of your home.  Make sure your bathroom feels comfortable and convenient. Make sure your bathroom is fully functional.

4. Windows & Floors
Worn, dated carpeting will definitely lower the value of your home.  There are many different floor options to make a poor floor into a fresh clean room.

Windows can be your homes most attractive features.  The right windows can provide convenient ventilation, natural light, and energy efficiency.  Having a comfortable temperature can reduce your energy bills and gives potential buyers the added enticement of saving money on power bills.  Everyone loves a home that saves them money.

5. Landscaping
Having a wonderful entry to your home surrounded by green plants contributes dramatically to its appearance.  The landscape can define the setting for the home and should compliment the architecture.  A well-designed and maintained landscape can add anywhere from 10-40% of a property's value.

These five simple tips have the potential to dramatically increase the value of your home.