How To Add More Value to Your House in Athens

The idea of homeownership is to build equity in your home that becomes an asset over time. In fact, a home is often the largest asset many people will ever have with the exception of perhaps a retirement plan. There are ways for you to maximize the value of the asset before you sell. Improvements can happen over time or in preparation for an upcoming sale. How to add more value to your house in Athens requires logical improvements meeting the demands of most buyers. Being too unique doesn’t always improve the value but makes it your home.

The Curb Appeal

Every realtor worth is weight in escrow contracts will tell you that curb appeal in Athens is one of the best ways to add more value to your house. When people want to walk up, sit on the porch or play in the front grass, you know you have accomplished a good thing.

But what is appealing?

Appealing is a bit of a relative term, after all, what appeals to one person might be completely different to another. Hardscaping and drought-resistant types of front yards are often created for simplicity, ease of upkeep and environmental benefits. But these aren’t the selling tools for your home. Get some grass out there, even if it isn’t a lot. Add color with flowers. Trim things back and light walkways. While someone might come in after buying and put cement everywhere, you’ll attract more buyers with a traditionally appealing front.

Open Things Up

You don’t need to tear down walls to open things up. Sure this is the common practice in almost every HGTV remodeling show in existence. Everyone wants an open floor plan. If you are planning on being in the home for a while before selling and want an open floor plan, by all means, get the sledgehammer out.

However, you can open things up by making sure windows are cleared of clutter and trees outside are trimmed. Natural light opens up every room. Lengthen drapery to create a feeling of taller ceilings. Keep things light and neutral colors using accent walls to highlight room features. Furnish to the size of the room, not to the years you’ve been in the house.

Update Essentials

Adding value often means keeping up with the basics. Yes, the exciting things that homeowners hate to deal with: plumbing, heating, AC, roofs, and appliances. A person who has taken the time to budget and repair or replaces these home items regularly has most likely taken the time to care for the rest of the house. This might include changing weather rotted window trims, broken screens and keeping rain gutters free and clear of debris.

Would you pay as much for a house that needed a new roof? Sounds crazy, but upkeep adds value.

Odds and Ends

Sure a person can do an entire remodel to increase value. Kitchens and bathrooms are generally the rooms to redo; they offer the biggest returns on investment. With that being said, replacing faucets and doorknobs can do a lot to update and enhance a home. Changing the hardware on kitchen cabinets with a fresh coat of paint is sometimes enough to change the entire look and feel of a kitchen. Doing little things over time is less overwhelming and feels less costly than doing it all at once.

Do you want to learn more about how to add more value to your house in Athens? We can help! Send us a message or give us a call today! 706-426-1082

Georgui Kassaev

Georgui Kassaev was invited to this country in 1996 during the Atlanta Olympic games. The first place he came to call his home after leaving Russia and performing all over Mexico, was Athens. He became a professional mixed martial arts fighter, then coach, and eventually obtained two black belts in taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He formed a specialty carpentry and construction business which sparked his passion for real estate. He then rediscovered his first passion performing. After all, he has performed in the circus since he was eleven years old in front of thousands of people and then again when he was an adult as a professional fighter. In 2018 he landed his first 3 television roles. While acting, he continued developing his real estate skills, becoming a value-add investor in the Classic City and then getting his real estate license. He has now become a listing specialist in the Greater Athens Area, working with homeowners to protect their interests and get them the right price for their property! However, he never abandoned his construction roots and works with investor clients to help them buy properties based on their numbers with no aversion to making multiple offers. Georgui is fluent in three languages Russian, Spanish, and English. He is proficient in video production and social media marketing.

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