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Basic Home Upgrades You Should Consider Before You Sell Your Home Part II

Remodeling is a great way to add sales appeal and overall value to your home. However, many home owners neglect the bare essentials in favor of flashier upgrades like stone tile. These types of improvements can certainly help, but buyers will not be impressed with blue stone in your kitchen if your roof leaks.


Our last post gave tips for several renovations that enhance the general usability of your home. Here are even more:


Heating/Air and Ducting

Have a technician come to your house and evaluate the status of your furnace, air conditioner and the ducts they are connected to. They can suggest things like blowing out the dust from your ducts or any number of other services to improve air quality.


You may even need to replace your furnace if the system is aging. A new furnace can help the overall feel of a home, especially if you are trying to sell it in winter.


Speaking of keeping out the cold, make sure your home is not skimping on insulation. Fiberglass, cellulose and other types of insulation tend to lose their effectiveness over time.


You should be particularly concerned about the attic. Sparse insulation up top hinders a home’s ability to retain heat. Opt for blown-in insulation if you need a replacement. This product fills in every single crack and crevice seamlessly, saving your buyer money on heating and air costs.


A New Thermostat

A buyer might think you are downright silly if you spend lots of money on upgrades but neglect to buy a new $30-$50 thermostat. One simple purchase can improve the comfort of your home tremendously. Find a newer programmable model to get the best energy efficiency possible.


Patch and Repaint 

Getting your walls to look clean is sometimes tough. To get everything looking great in one go, simply repaint all of the walls in your home.


Use soft, neutral colors with the barest hint of tinting. These shades are proven to make your home look bigger and to appeal to a more diverse range of buyers.


Make sure you patch up any holes first and put down a healthy coat of primer to have your walls looking as pristine as possible.


Wood Floor Refinish 

Similar to having your walls looking fresh, gettin your wood floors spotlessly clean can be difficult if they are showing their age. You can fix worn spots or divots by having your floor sanded down and refinished. Consider using an attractive floor stain if you feel it will compliment your home’s color scheme.


Upgrades such as these may not be jaw-droppingly flashy, but they will help your home look and feel better than it ever has before. For more advice on getting the best price for your Red Deer real estate, take a look at our selling page.

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