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5 Tips to Help Up Your Virginia Beach Home Resale Value

June 19, 2018

Selling a home in Virginia Beach is an undertaking. But if you’re planning on putting your Virginia Beach home up for sale in the next few years, there are some projects both big and small that you can work on to both increase your home’s value, and to make it stand out more to potential buyers.

Here are some of the best ways to up your Virginia Beach home value.

Lay Down New Flooring

“New flooring” is one of the most often-seen features on home listings for a reason. Regardless what style of flooring it is, from wood to tile to carpet, new flooring improves your home’s appeal during a walkthrough and can help a home sell more quickly.

If you’re trying to get your home on the market and sell quickly, think about installing some less expensive plush carpet or vinyl flooring that can make a big impact without costing a fortune. If you’ll stay with your current home for a while but you know that you’ll sell it down the road, think about putting in hardwood flooring or natural tile, which will last generations but can make a big impact on your resale value.

Replace Your Lighting

When you hear about lighting, most home sellers immediately think about light fixtures. Although putting in new or trendy light fixtures like track lighting or responsive LED lighting is a great plan, don’t forget to pay attention to how you can manipulate natural light indoors.

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Utilizing natural light can make your space feel more spacious, brighter, and more comfortable. Additionally, potential buyers are more likely to walk through your house at daytime, when sunlight will be more important than light fixtures.

Try putting in window treatments that can make the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Virginia Beach are a fantastic choice, since they let you adjust the angle that the light comes through your windows.

Fix Smaller Details

Putting in shiny new appliances, millwork, and other big items can help your house’s listing get noticed, but you may get a lot more bang for your buck by focusing on your home’s small details.

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Swap out the faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms. Get new handles and knobs for all of your cabinets and drawers. Repolish your staircase banister and handrails. Get new vent covers for your ceiling and floor vents. All of these low-cost projects can make a big difference at a fraction of the cost of bigger projects.

Maximize Storage Space

“Space” is the main word here. All the closets, extra rooms, and square feet in the world won’t make a difference to potential buyers if they’re too full to appreciate.

Make room in your closets by using space-saving racks, clear out rooms leaving only the bare essentials, and move unnecessary furniture or belongings into a temporary storage unit or into your new house.

Control The Temperature

If possible buyers don’t feel comfortable while walking through your home, they probably won’t remember it fondly when coming to a decision. The easiest way to keep them comfortable is to crank your thermostat – don’t hesitate to make your AC put in work during the summer or the furnace in winter.

You can lessen the stress on yourself and your HVAC system by insulating your home. An effective window treatment like Polywood® plantation shutters will help reduce energy transfer through your windows by half, making climate control in your home a breeze.

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Make Home Upgrades For Now Or Later

If your projects to help your Virginia Beach home sell include window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Virginia Beach is here to help. Call us at 757-210-6448 or use the form below for a free consultation from one of our window treatment experts.