Enhance the Resale Value of Your Home

by Elayne Jassey 10/13/2019

You don't need to invest tons of money in boosting the resale value of your home. All you need to improve the quality of your home is engaging in some specific renovations that will improve the overall worth of the house. You have to target the area that prospective buyers will see when inspecting the apartment. Here are the most effective ways to boost the resale value of your home: 

Ensure that the main entrance and the facade are in excellent condition 

The first impression matters a lot. These areas are what intending buyers will see as soon as they approach your property. You need to take note of the fact that the first moment in front of your building will affect the decision of prospective buyers whether or not to buy your property. Therefore, it is essential that you make the outward appearance of your home pleasant and attractive. Exterior light must be in an excellent working condition and also makes sure the exterior walls are painted neatly with no cracks and chips. 

Make your home clean and efficient 

Buyers are always impressed when they come across a house that is clean and efficient. Make sure you clean all areas of the home that need cleaning and repair all cracks in the floor and walls. Nobody will buy a house that looks as if it is falling apart. Apart from that, buyers are now looking for energy efficient homes. There are a plethora of ways to boost the energy efficiency of your home – replace the cooling and heating system with the ones that are energy efficient, reseal your windows, change to energy-efficient lighting and many more ways. 

Improve the kitchen as much as you can 

A functional kitchen with high-value elements goes a long way to improving the value of your home. The reason being that the kitchen element will remain will you remove the furniture and other appliances in the kitchen when packing out of the house. You should invest in energy-efficient kitchen appliances. 

Do not overlook the bathroom 

Once you have successfully upgraded your kitchen, the next place to consider is the bathroom. The Bathroom is the second most important place in the house that attracts the attention of intending buyers; therefore you must take care of this remarkable place as well. The idea is to keep things simple, modern, and attractive. So, try as much as possible to create a bathroom that is impeccable and offers as many features as possible for the space available.

If you have renovations and improvements to make, find a reliable general contractor to bring your home to speed.

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Elayne Jassey

 

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Hi, I'm Elayne Jassey and in addition to my passion for real estate, I have a passion for my family, people, competitive games and Stamford! I have loved living in Stamford, Connecticut for the last 35 years. During that time I raised two daughters here and became quite involved in our local civic life. I was very active in Board of Education affairs during all the years my daughters spent in the Stamford public schools, and my early experience as a middle school teacher gave me a great appreciation for the strengths of the Stamford schools. I am currently a member of our Downtown Committee and I'm delighted to have participated in processes that have resulted in everything from encouraging the University of Connecticut to move into their new-in-town branch location, to bringing the excitement of the area's largest Thanksgiving Day Parade, complete with soaring balloons and marching bands, to town. 

I suspect the greatest joy in my professional life is that I meet and work with so many different and interesting people. I enjoy my customers and I am pleased that I build close relationships with them that I maintain for years. These relationships have resulted in a high degree of customer loyalty, and most importantly many close and rewarding friendships. In fact, I continue to work with people I listed, rented or sold properties to when I first entered the profession, and now I have begun selling to the next generation in their families! 

When not spending time with my family or savoring time with my granddaughter as she explores the world, I love to play games. Whether participating in a hard-fought game of Scrabble, playing cards or coming up with the answers in word games and puzzles, I am energized by good competition and problem-solving. In fact, I find creating a successful real estate transaction is a composite of all the things I most enjoy. It combines the problem-solving excitement of detective work with the joy of matchmaking. Each new customer presents a unique set of needs and goals, a special personality and a sense of individual style, all within clearly defined financial strictures. Understanding all these factors and fitting the pieces together successfully is the challenge that makes the selling of real estate so special to me. And it allows me to use my considerable energy, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial spirit to work hard at meeting my own personal goals. 

People often say that I am a very lucky person. I agree. I live in a community I love. I am surrounded by family and friends, and work in a profession that still engages me deeply. And I've noticed that the harder I work, the luckier I am!