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Improvements to make to your home to help sell it

You will need to have your house professionally appraised if you plan on selling it very soon. This will help you to get an idea of what your asking price should be. Obviously, you want the appraised value to be as high as it can possibly be. Therefore, it would be in your best interests to do some cleaning and home improvements before you schedule an appointment with the appraisal company. Here are some of the best ways you can use to go about improving your home for an appraisal.

1. Look at the windows

The windows of your home will be one of the first things that potential buyers will take a look at. Nowadays, people are very concerned about energy costs. It can be expensive to heat and cool a home. You will increase the value of your home by installing windows that are very efficient in terms of keeping hot or cold air inside your home. Dual-pane windows with argon gas between the panes have become very popular during the past decade. Buyers who see that you have these windows will be more willing to make an offer. They will not want to have to install new windows after they purchase your house.

2. Carpeting

The value of your home will be increased if your carpeting looks beautiful. This is why it would be a good idea to have all of the carpeting in your home professionally cleaned prior to the appraisal. There are certainly many carpet cleaning companies that you can choose from. You should only consider hiring companies that use cleaning supplies that are all-natural and will not harm the environment in any way. Green Choice Carpet Cleaning is an example of a company that utilizes certified green cleaning solutions on every job they do.

3. Shingles

Putting a new roof on your home is one of the best ways you can increase the value of your home so you can get it appraised for a higher value. It is true that this will require a significant investment on your part. However, it will be well worth the money because you will be able to command a higher price for your home. It would be wise to get estimates from many different roofing contractors. The prices that roofers charge for their services can vary quite significantly. Getting many estimates will allow you to get a good deal.

EEP! I hope to not have to sell my home anytime soon,  as we just bought ours 4 months ago. I am still enjoing the changes and touches we are making to our home. That said, I hope these are all helpful sources when and if you are ready to sell your home. 

Thanks for stopping in, jen

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