Five Tips to Increase Your Home's Value and Appeal

It can be difficult to know what makes a home sell. So when considering changes to your home to increase market value, appraisal value or just the appeal of your home to a potential buyer, it's best to know what gets the most bang for your buck. The appraised value of a house is what the worth of a house is at that specific point in time, whereas a comparative market analysis is used to determine what price a seller should list a house based on similar sales and property attributes in the immediate vicinity. So what can you do to maximize your appraisal value and comparative market analysis?

  1. Central air conditioning – In Texas, when its hot, it's hot and when it's cold, it's cold! Buyers want a home that can keep them comfortable year round.

  2. New kitchen appliances – Home buyers are willing to pay more for a home that's attractive and move-in ready, and the kitchen is the first place they'll look. Spend the extra money for nice appliances and make sure they all match.

  3. Granite Countertops – If you're spending the money to update your kitchen with new appliances, you may want to consider adding granite countertops. You could see a return of 50 percent or more just by making this update.

  4. Master suite – Master bedrooms are very important to home buyers. They want that luxurious, get-away-from-it-all room. If you have space to renovate or construct an addition to the house to include a walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom, etc. – your return on investment will definitely be worth it!

  5. Hardwood Floors – Some buyers won't even consider a house that doesn't have hardwood floors. Investing in beautiful flooring can change the whole look of your house. Also, be sure to carry a consistent floor throughout the entire home. Buyers often can't see past the busy look created by multiple floor materials in a home.

RB Premier Realty LLC agents can provide a free home market analysis to help you decide what's important to home-buyers in your area. In addition, if you sell a home through one of our agents and you are a member of Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU), RB Premier Realty will charge a discounted commission of 5.4 percent to sell your home. If you are not a member of RBFCU, RB Premier Realty will charge a 6 percent commission to sell your home. Contact an agent today to request a comparative market analysis.

RB Premier Realty LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RB Premier Services LLC. RB Premier Services LLC is affiliated with Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU).