How To Increase Your Home Value Before You Sell It

So your getting ready for retirement and you plan on selling your home but you have no idea were to start let me tell you a bit about homes and what you need to do to get top dollar for your home,


First exterior has to be in prestine shape, if you have boards on the exterior that need to be painted go ahead and buy some paint and go to work. If your afraid of heights and you plan on hiring a pro then there are company’s like Garrod Painting¬†

If your carpets look like they had a disaster then hiring a carpet cleaner would be a preferred method becuase doing it yourself will take way to much time and nerve. so its best to leave the prose handle it

a local carpet cleaner will do fine unless you want to borrow one of those machines that will do it for you

cleaning and touching up your home is important and making it look like new is the most crucial part of your job as a home owner getting ready to sell the home, we will break down what to look for in a separate post here

now if you want to add some more value into the home additions are a great way to do this by installing hardwood flooring, adding a bigger deck that is were a remodeling company can come in and do the work for you or you can do it yourself given the time and money is not an issue.

Now lets recap before you take your home on the market you throughly wan to clean out the kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms then you will need to hire someone to stage the home professionally then get a photographer to get photos done to add onto your home listing

Then if you really want to increase the home value you can always add additions to your home.

So be smart my friends before your sell you home make sure your selling it for the right price and the right time becuase renting is not a bad thing to do at this time

Thanks and we will see you in the next post




Getting Ready For Retirement: Should I Sell Or Rent My Home?

Should I Rent Or Sell My Home Before I Retire?

that is a very good question that comes from one of our views and we see pros and cons for both.

For instance if you were to sell vs rent you would be making a big amount of money right now, but since you probably not going to be reinvesting it into anything soon that money will soon disappear with a large purchase of a boat, RV or maybe another small home, but the home is gone and you don’t really need to take care of it, and that worry is out of your mind and you can enjoy your retirement

If your retiring younger then it makes sense for you to rent out your home for the extra income then sell it when the market peaks like it is right now.

Giving yourself extra money in your pocket for now when you rent will help you use with life and if your smart enough you can use it to invest and grow your bank

Now for the cons of both answers

for selling your home unless you plan on selling it through an owner then you should be taking most of the profit home, but if you decide to use a real estate agent and listing agent then you get 6% cut off your profits so make sure your aware of that,

Simples thing to do in this case is hire a good photographer and get the home professionally photographed and then use those photos and put them onto craigslist and wait for any biters

your going to make a bit more money there and get that money up front, as for selling your home you are going to be given a large chunk of money and that is it, what you do with that money is all entirely up to you and to reinvest that money is very important if you plan on living that luxury lifestyle because money is like a river in those situations

Next renting yes you make some money each month but you also have to deal with renters and then maintain the home here and there, because nothing lasts for ever, the water heater may go out and then other things may happen, depending on how good you are with keeping a maintenance schedule then you can use some of the money to cover maintenance costs.

What ever you choose both ideas are amazing for there own special occasions.