• Replace dated bathroom vanities. • Replace toilet seats.
TWO ENERGY-SAVING UPGRADES TO LOWER UTILITY BILLS
• Install an energy-saving smart thermostat (less than $300) that saves on utility bills. • Install solar vents ($500-$700) in the attic space that help expel hot air during summer months.
MAKING A CASE FOR SPACE
When people accumulate an abundance of possessions, they need space to store it. They also want a way to clear the clutter. According to the National Association of Realtors®, most homebuyers would have preferred improved and greater closet space, as well as other storage options. Consider these statistics showing what buyers are looking for in a home:
• 93% wanted a laundry room • 90% wanted a bathroom linen closet • 86% wanted garage storage • 85% wanted a walk-in kitchen pantry
STORAGE IS A PLUS
Give buyers great storage and you’ve won their hearts. If you can add new closets to your home easily, do so. Building a simple closet isn’t difficult if you are moderately handy. If you’re selling an older home, where closet space is typically minimal, this will indeed help. 39
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