« Back to Resources & Advice

5 tips to increase your home’s resale value

Sold Home

The weather has warmed up, which means it’s home-buying season. Lucky for you, there are a handful of things that you can do to raise your home’s selling price. Here are some upgrades you should definitely make to if you’re trying to sell your home:

Paint: Painting won’t cost you an arm and a leg if you do it yourself, so it’s a great option if you’re going to make some changes. The walls in your home usually don’t age well (especially if you have kids) so it’s never a bad idea to put on a fresh coat. Find out what colors are currently trendy and you’ll make prospective buyers happy.

Kitchen: People love their kitchens, so if you want someone to buy your house, you’ll want them to love yours. Updating your old appliances, fresh white paint on your cabinets, and some new countertops will take your kitchen to the next level.

Windows: It can be annoying to deal with old windows and screens. While this might not be the cheapest upgrade, new windows can save a bundle on heating/ac costs. And the future owner will love having new windows that are easy to operate and enjoy.

Deck: On summer nights when the sun goes down and the heat temporarily vanishes, it’s great to have a nice outdoor area where you can spend time socializing and grilling (and eating) with your people. While it might not be on the top of every buyer’s shopping list, a nice deck will be a fun feature that they’ll be excited about.

Landscaping: Spend some time on your yard and you’ll improve the first impression people get when they see your house for the first time. Lush green grass and some colorful flowers can really beautify your home.

Once you sell your home, or if you’re buying a home for the first time, get a great rate on a home loan with Keesler Federal! We even offer loans for purchasing land.

Click here to learn more about our home loans.

By clicking here, you’ll be leaving kfcu.org. Keesler Federal Credit Union is not responsible for the product, service, overall website content, security or privacy policies on any external third-party sites.

Cancel Accept