3 Tips for Maximizing Your Portland Home's Value

Today, we'll discuss the three things you can do to maximize the value of your home in today's market.
First off, make sure your home is properly staged. In today's market, values are going up every single day, and people are showing their homes in top condition. You want your home to look decluttered. Maximize your space and depersonalize the rooms as much as you can so that the buyers can imagine themselves in the property. A light, bright, clean property will definitely appeal to buyers.

The second thing to pay attention to is the condition of the home.This means paying attention to the exterior of the home. You want to make a good first impression, so curb appeal is crucial. Also, make sure the interior of your home is in good condition. Pay attention to your carpeting, hardwood floors, molding, and other features that give your home an edge over others on the market.
Finally, there's price. You don't want to price under the market and miss out on some extra cash, but you don't want to over-price the home, either.You have to price your home competitively so that it will still appeal to buyers without leaving money on the table.

If you would like additional tips on how to increase your home's value, or if you need real estate assistance of any kind, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We would love to hear from you! 

What Renovation Projects Will Net You the Most Money?

Today's topic answers a question every homeowner wants the answer to. What major improvement can you make to your home to add the most value? If you're thinking about doing major renovations to your home, there are certain areas you should focus on to net the biggest return.

Whenever you are looking at doing a renovation project, you want to make at least $1.50 for every $1 you put down. The places to look for the best return are kitchens, master bedrooms, and bathrooms. Things like adding custom cabinetry, installing new appliances, putting in new countertops, and updating your fixtures all add value to your home and enhances your home's appeal.

You don't always have to spend a lot of money to add value to your home. Something like increasing the curb appeal of your house can go a long way; make sure the lawn is mowed and edged, the bushes are trimmed, and the exterior of your home is freshly painted. On the inside of the home, painting walls and improving surfaces such as floors and countertops will get you the best bang for your buck!

If you would like to learn more ways to add value to your home, or if you have any questions about Pacific Northwest real estate, don't hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to hear from you!