If you are planning on selling your house in the near future and don’t like what your home is currently appraising at, you still have time to increase the value of your home. There are two things that you need to keep in mind when choosing what projects to take on to do this though:
- Choose projects that will add value to the home.
- Choose projects that increase the look of your home.
One of the best home improvement projects that you can take on that satisfies both of the suggestions above is to replace your windows.
Increase the Value of Your Home with New Windows
Your windows are such an important part of the basic function of your home. Windows allow you to see outside of your home while at the same time protecting you from the weather, insects and animals out there. Your windows also are a natural source of light for your home. This is why replacing your windows can increase the value of your home.
Old windows that don’t do their job in protecting you from the outside elements or allowing you to see out of your home clearly are worthless. The cost of replacing them will also be on the mind of the person looking to buy your home when they make an offer. This means they are going to want to pay less than what you are asking for in the sale of your home.
Instead, turn the tables and replace your windows before you sell your home. The new windows will give you added leverage in the price negotiations. Just some of the general arguments you can make include:
- The windows are brand new, so they are the most up-to-date models.
- They will not have to be replaced for another 5 to 10 years.
- The new windows will save on the power bill as compared to the old windows, especially if they are energy efficient.
New Windows Increase the Selling Potential of Your Home
A home that has new windows not only increases the value of your home when you decide on how much to ask for when you are selling it, it also gives you a psychological advantage.
First, new windows make a home look nicer on the inside and out. This increases the chance that potential buyers will want to view your home. The more people that view your home, the better chance you have at selling it.
Second, new windows increase the value of your home mentally for the buyers. New windows give buyers one less excuse to use as to why they are trying to get you down on the price you are asking for. It also helps to decrease the buyer’s remorse because they won’t have the added expense of purchasing new windows soon, so it was okay to pay a little more for the house.
Schedule your free in-home estimate with a Renewal by Andersen team member today!