As you begin to contemplate selling your first house, your 7th house or even the thousandth home you’ve owned over the years, your fears will still be the same: worries that you will never be able to keep it clean, fears that current home prices won’t cover your mortgage, leaving you upside down on a loan, and the underlying uneasiness that maybe your home just isn’t good enough for another family to fall in love with it the way you have. All these feelings and fears are legitimate, but if you follow this guide to the home features that will boost your property values, you’ll be signing on the dotted line of a really big contract quicker than you dreamed possible!

Keep It Simple

Sometimes the biggest boost to the bottom line is the simplest solution, and a new coat of paint is the perfect example. The first impression of your home can be the only impression it ever gives if its shabby and unkempt—something that can be avoided with a fresh paint job and maybe a few flowers in the beds in front of the home!

Smart Matters

In today’s world, a smart home can make all the difference when it comes to that important sold sign, and if your home isn’t already a smart home, you don’t have to spend a fortune to equip it so. Ring Video Doorbells, programmable thermostats, smart locks and smart lightbulbs won’t cost a whole lot to add but have the capability to add a pretty penny to the bottom line!

Energy Efficiency

If your house is in relatively the same shape as seven other listings in the area, but yours doesn’t have an efficient HVAC system, which house do you think will sell first? This feature upgrade can cost quite a bit more than the ones we’ve mentioned so far, but a home buyer, especially in the Smith Mountain Lake area which tends to get cold in the winter and hot in the summer, will appreciate the effort with a more amenable attitude towards paying more. Other areas worth looking at for efficiency matters include windows, appliances, and solar panels, and when you use one of our Smith Mountain Lake Properties realtors, we’ll be sure to notate the upgrades in the listing!

This Small List of Home Features Can Make the Biggest Difference

Give us a call today and let’s talk about the home features that will make your house sell for the maximum value! If you’re looking to move to a new home in the area, we can also help you find the perfect new home as well!