Want to Sell Your Home?
Selling a home in Scottsdale is getting a little tough, according to Zillow. Even with a median home value above the national average at $463,200 and a median listing price of $595,000 it is a buyer’s market. Home values in Scottsdale rose by over 6 percent in the past 12 months and are projected to rise by nearly 3 percent within the next 12 months. In a market where people are looking for deals, adding value to your home is your best bet for selling. Here are the top three things you can do to make your home irresistible to buyers.
54 percent of home buyers are willing to pay more for a home with hardwood flooring. You should listen to the market when demand is this high. You don’t even need to install hardwood flooring throughout the home. Some people prefer to have carpeting in the bedroom or on the second floor to cut down on noise.
92 percent of home buyers want a place to do the laundry. A laundry room is seen as a huge benefit, especially for families with young children. Depending on where your utility lines are, you can place a laundry room in the basement, the garage, or even on the second floor of the home which eliminates carrying baskets up and down the stairs.
Energy efficiency. Anyone who has ever received an electrical bill over the summer knows that the Scottsdale climate can be harsh. By updating and upgrading your windows and doors, and even installing insulation on the garage door, you can trim utility bills by as much as 12 percent.
Who knows? Maybe if you make these improvements and others, you won’t want to sell your home, but to keep it for yourself. Check with local contractors to find out how to make your home more modern, more comfortable, and more appealing – whether you’re selling it or not.