5 Ways to Increase Your San Jose Home Resale Value06/19/2018Curtis Orton Selling a home in San Jose can be an undertaking. But if you’re thinking about trying to sell your San Jose home in the next few years, there are a number of projects both big and small that you can do to make your listing stand out more to home buyers. These are a few of the best ways to increase your San Jose home resale value. Lay Down New Flooring “New flooring” is one of the most commonly seen features on listings for home sales. No matter what style of flooring it is, from wood to vinyl to carpet, new floors increase your home’s appeal during a walkthrough and can help a home sell quickly. If you’re trying to move your home quickly, think about putting in some less expensive berber carpet or LVT flooring that can make a big impact without breaking the bank. If you’ll stay with your current home for a while but you know that you’ll sell it someday, think about installing hardwood floors or natural tile, which lasts a lifetime but can make a big impact on your home’s value. Improve Your Lighting When talking about lighting, most homeowners start thinking about light fixtures. Although putting in new or trendy light fixtures like track lighting or responsive LED lighting is a good idea, you should also pay attention to how you can use natural light indoors. Using natural light can make your house look bigger, brighter, and cozier. Additionally, potential buyers are more likely to tour your home during the day, when sunlight will be a bigger player in how your home looks than interior lighting. Think about installing window treatments that let your windows get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in San Jose are a fantastic choice, as they let you adjust the angle that sunlight comes through your windows. Spruce Up The Little Things Installing new appliances, cabinetry, and other big projects may help a listing get noticed, but you may get a lot more bang for your buck by spending time on your home’s small details. Replace the faucets in the bathroom and kitchen. Put in newer handles and knobs for your drawers and cabinetry. Refinish the handrail and banister of your staircase. Replace the floor and ceiling vent covers. All of these low-cost projects can make a big difference at a fraction of the cost of other projects. Increase Your Storage Space “Space” is the operative word here. All the closets, extra rooms, and square footage in the world won’t appeal to potential buyers if they’re filled with all your belongings. Make room in your closets by using space-saving racks, clear out rooms leaving only the bare essentials, and keep unnecessary furniture or belongings into a storage unit or into your new house. Control The Temperature If prospective buyers don’t feel comfortable while touring your home, there’s not a good chance that they remember it fondly when making a decision. The easiest way to make guests comfortable is to dial up your thermostat – don’t hesitate to make your air conditioner do a little extra work in the summer or the heater in winter. You can lessen the stress on both you and your A/C and heater by insulating your home. An effective window treatment like Polywood® plantation shutters will help block heat loss through the glass by half, making it a lot easier to control the temperature in your home. Make Home Upgrades For Now Or Later If your projects to help your San Jose home sell include window treatments, Sunburst Shutters San Jose is here to help. Call us at 916-542-1305 or complete the form below for a free in-home estimate from one of our window treatment experts.