A lot of homeowners are hesitant to make upgrades before selling their home. Why spend on home upgrades if you’re not gonna be able to use them, right? However, real estate agents say small upgrades can make a house more attractive to prospective buyers. Something as simple as a new color palette can boost your chances of selling your home.
To help you decide on which upgrade to pursue, Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta, your local window replacement contractor, elaborates on the things prospective buyers usually look for in a new home.
1. Outdoor Living Spaces
Yes, you need to focus on curb appeal since it’s the facade that initially attracts prospective buyers. However, this doesn’t mean you should neglect your backyard. Ample space for entertaining guests usually ranks on high prospective buyers’ wishlists. When they explore a house on the property market, prospective buyers try to visualize themselves settling into their new home and hosting dinners or barbecues for friends and family. That’s why a patio, or any kind of outdoor living space for that matter, is always going to be an attractive feature. Don’t have a patio? Try sprucing up your backyard—you’ll be surprised at what a bit of simple landscaping can do for your backyard.
2. Ceiling Fan
Something as simple as a ceiling fan can make your home more attractive to prospective buyers. Actually, it’s not that surprising given that heating and cooling costs are a significant expense for most American households. A ceiling fan allows homeowners to turn the thermostat up by up to four degrees without reducing indoor comfort in summer.
3. Energy-Efficient Windows
Speaking of lowering electricity costs, installing ENERGY STAR® replacement windows can significantly lower your household’s heating and cooling costs. Don’t underestimate how much energy is lost because of drafty, inefficient windows—according to the Department of Energy, heat leaking or entering through inefficient windows usually account for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use.
Looking for energy-efficient windows?
Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta, an A+-rated company with the Better Business Bureau®, offers a wide variety of energy-efficient and ENERGY-STAR®-certified window replacement options. To schedule a free consultation with one of our design experts, call us at (404) 947-5300 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Atlanta, GA, as well as the surrounding communities.