Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or you want to turn it into a rental property, there are some specific renovations you can do that will make it more appealing to everyone who visits it.
When questioned, most people looking at Orlando Florida homes for sale reported that having one or more full, attractive baths in a house was one of the most important things they looked for when choosing a new home. The cost of updating the bath in your home generally ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on whether or not any new plumbing needs to be installed. Even if the plumbing isn’t out of date, you should spend a weekend repainting the room, hanging mirrors, and replacing worn hardware.
Most people won’t look any further if they don’t like the house’s kitchen. It’s important to make yours look as user-friendly, big, and attractive as possible. When a potential buyer walks into the kitchen, they should automatically feel at home. Important kitchen updates include:
Replacing countertops and cabinetry
Updating all the hardware in the room
Installing new lighting
Considering the overall quality and appearance of the appliances and replacing anything that’s out of date
Many people find that they get better offers on their home after they’ve replaced the kitchen floor with something that’s attractive and easy to care for.
Considering Curb Appeal
Many potential buyers drive through a neighborhood and look at the available houses. If they like the way a home looks from the curb, they’ll contact a realtor and arrange a viewing. If they don’t feel the house has curb appeal, the move onto something else.
If you choose to have the entire yard re-landscaped, the project could cost several thousand dollars. If you’re unwilling to invest that much in updated landscaping, you can re-mulch, update your flowerbeds, reseed the yard, and even add a tree or fountain for a few hundred dollars. When all is said and done, you’ll consider the money well spent.
Make Sure the Roof is in Great Shape
If you’re selling a home with a shingle roof, check to see how old the roof is. In Orlando, most shingle roofs need to be replaced between every 20 to 50 years. If your roof is old, upgrading it will not only make the home more appealing to buyers, but also ensure that the home passes the pre-sale inspection. The cost of the new roof should range from $5-$8 per foot.
If the roof doesn’t need to be replaced, you can improve its appearance by hiring a company with a power washer to clean the roof..
Replace the Windows
The Orlando Florida homes for sale that attract the most attention are the ones that have had new high-quality replacement windows installed. While the cost of the replacement windows can be quite high, you’ll be able to recoup the cost, and even turn a profit when the house sells. Don’t forget to choose windows that make you eligible for government tax deductions.
We provide free consultations to anyone who wants to know what upgrades can be done to their property to help it stand out from all the other Orlando Florida homes for sale. Call today!