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Do you Need to Make These Improvements Before you Sell?

by Hector Zapata PA 09/08/2019

There are some key improvements you need to do to your home to make it more attractive to buyers. So, apart from the usual cleaning, repainting, and all others, what are these key improvements? 

Insulation: close the hatches

Sound insulation is one of the essential criteria of buyers. If your windows face a busy street and you do not have double glazing, it may be an improvement to consider. When considering changing your windows, bear in mind the dimensions, the materials you want to use, the quality of the glazing, or the choice of a custom or standard model. Generally, insulation work before the sale is always profitable. Indeed, energy performance diagnoses (EPDs) are essential criteria for buyers. A study has shown that homes with an excellent energy label (A) are priced higher than those with lower performance (D, E ...) so chances are you will get your money back from the selling price.

Electrical insulation

The condition of your home's electrical installation can affect the selling price. The reason is that electrical diagnosis is mandatory before the sale of a home aged five years or more. If a problem is detected, it may be wise to pay for it yourself, even though, as a seller, you are under no obligation to do the work. In fact, the electrical installation that is not up to standard can cast doubt on the potential buyer and encourage him to negotiate the purchase price down. Know that the cost of this work varies from about $200 for minor fixes and simple restoration, to $ 5,000 or more for a home where you have to redo everything.

Outdoor environment: make a good impression

When visiting a house, the first impression is decisive. Of course, you will not repaint the facade or install a pool, the budget would be too high. But a few small, simple changes can bring a real boost to your home's curb appeal. If the garden is fallow or littered with children's toys, it may discourage potential buyers. Install a lovely garden or repaint your home fences. Put a few pots of flowers on the terrace and redo its coating if it is aging. These little changes will make your home immediately more welcoming!

Selling your home in Florida is best done with the help of an experienced real estate agent. Contact one today to help you get the best price for your home.

About the Author

Hector Zapata PA

Hector was born in Colombia, and has called South Florida home for more than 18 years. He is an Industrial Engineer by trade specialized in Cost Control, Production Planning, and Plant Design. Prior to moving to South Florida, Hector worked for 13 years as a Plant and General Manager in the Graphics and Publishing Industries in Bogota, Colombia. When Hector moved to the United States in 2001, he decided to become a PGA Golf Pro, and created his own business in the Golf Industry as a competitive player, and teaching pro. He was the founder and director of Bonaventure Golf Academy. In his nearly 15 years of experience as a Golf professional and Instructor in South Florida, he has been asked by many customers looking to purchase a home on a golf course his opinion about the best Golf Communities in South Florida. He became a full time realtor in order to better serve his customers, and help them as well as all golf enthusiasts find the home of their dreams. Hector is highly recognized for his personalized service, ethics and professionalism in the Golf industry, and his goal is to provide extraordinary service to his Real Estate customers and friends too! Hector is specializing in Golf communities and Luxury properties in South Florida.

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