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Three Ways to Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

If you’re thinking about selling your home at some point, you want to make sure you’ve added to its value while living there. Here are a few ways to increase your home’s value for sale.

Finish Your Attic or Basement

If you’ve only used your attic or basement for storage, you might be missing out on an opportunity to make a lot more money when you sell. By creating an extra livable space in your home, you could add thousands of dollars to its value. Depending on what you want to turn the space into, there isn’t a need for major changes. An extra bedroom or office space will look really good to the potential buyers who see your home.

Deep Clean Your Home

This is probably the easiest, least expensive way to increase the resale value, and very important, especially if you have pets. Giving your home a deep clean right before you show it will make it look great, and smell even better. If you have a dirty home it will look like it wasn’t taken care of, and that can be a bad sign for anyone looking for a home.

Think About Curb Appeal

Sometimes all it takes is the view to turn off a potential buyer, so make sure you’ve got great curb appeal. If you have a path towards your door, or a garden bed in your yard, line them with materials. Adding lines to your yard will make things look organized and clean, even if they’re not. You should also take care of your lawn. Look for weeds or patches and make the necessary repairs. Do a little cleaning and decorating on the front of your house as well. Don’t let a bad first impression prevent you from selling your home.

Selling your home also means finding something new. If you are entering the market for a new home, we can help! SeaComm offers home loans for qualifying members, with a smooth application process and the personalized service you have come to expect. Click here to access our Mortgage Center to apply online, get rates, access home-buying resources, and much more. Call us at (800) 764-0566 for assistance – our goal is to help you reach yours!


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