Home improvements that can help increase resale value
Jul 10 2012 5:06PM
For many sellers of real estate in Los Angeles County, increasing property value can be as easy as sprucing up their home's curb appeal or adding a fresh coat of paint. By following these preferred home improvements, sellers can get a higher asking price for their property.
Updating indoor systems or making necessary repairs can help get a higher asking price. This includes heating and cooling, plumbing and electric systems. Doing so can keep buyers from asking for a lower price after an inspection is completed.
For many buyers, an updated or upgraded kitchen is one of the most desirable features, and many are willing to pay a higher price for a home with a gourmet kitchen. These home improvements can often be completed on a budget, and simply making a few changes such as new flooring or new fixtures can help add value.
Other miscellaneous projects can also help buyers who want to list their Southern California home for more, including the addition of an alarm system or other luxury upgrades including built-in beverage coolers, home theaters or spa-like amenities in bathrooms throughout the house.