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5 Ways to Increase Your San Jose Home Resale Value

June 19, 2018

Selling a home in San Jose can be an undertaking. But if you’re thinking about putting your San Jose home on the market in the next few years, there are a number of projects both big and small that you can do to make your home 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 kind 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 add some interest to your home listing, think about putting in some less expensive berber carpet or LVT flooring that can make a big impact without hurting your wallet too much. If you’re in your home for the long haul 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, don’t forget to pay attention to how you can use natural light inside.

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Using natural light can make your house look bigger, brighter, and cozier. Also, you’re more likely to have a potential buyer tour during the day, when sunlight will be a bigger player in how your home looks than indoor 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, because they let you adjust the angle that sunlight comes through your windows.

Spruce Up The Little Things

Installing brand-new appliances, cabinetry, and other big projects may help your home get noticed, but you might get a lot more bang for your buck by spending time on your home’s small details.

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Replace the faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms. 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 tiny projects can make a big difference at a fraction of the cost of other projects.

Show Off More 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 too full to appreciate.

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 home.

Control The Temperature

If prospective buyers are too hot or cold 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 HVAC system by better 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.

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Make Home Upgrades For Now Or Later

If you want to help your San Jose home sell faster with better window treatments, Sunburst Shutters San Jose is here to help. Call us at 916-542-1305 or complete the form below for a free consultation from one of our window treatment experts.