If you’ve lived in your home for more than a few years, there’s a good chance you invested in some upgrades at some point. These home upgrades could include new flooring, new kitchen cabinets, add-ons (such as newly built rooms), finished basements, new decks, and much more. When listing your house for sale, you’ll want to make sure you market any upgrades you’ve made.
By “advertising” your upgrades, buyers will see which parts of your home are brand-new and how value was added to the property. This is particularly important if the house itself is older; it indicates there will be fewer future repairs or renovations needed.
Here are 3 home selling tips for marketing your upgrades:
- Describe the upgrades – Don’t casually mention the upgrade (for example, “upgraded kitchen.”) This doesn’t tell the buyer anything. Explain exactly what was upgraded: “Installed new kitchen cabinets” or “brand-new outdoor deck.”
You should also mention what materials were used, such as “new granite countertops.” Be sure to mention the brand of the material used as well, especially if you invested in a renowned brand.
- List the cost of the upgrades – Add how much you spent on the upgrade. This will add value to the property in the buyer’s mind and help justify whatever price you’ve set.
- Photograph the upgrades – If you’ve made major upgrades, show them off. For instance, if you installed a backyard deck, make sure to take well-lit photographs of the area. Drawing attention to the upgrade will spark more interest.
Use these home selling tips to market your property’s upgrades. For assistance marketing and selling your home, contact us at Randy Lindsay today.