This year, Santa isn’t the only one giving great gifts. In fact, you can give something to yourself and your whole family this season and increase the resale value of your home at the same time. If there’s anything that can put you in the holiday spirit, it should be the presents that make your house a better place to live and a more valuable place to sell in the future.
During the holiday season, it’s easy to think of gifts as something that will fit in a stocking. Don’t forget that some presents simply won’t fit down the chimney with Old Saint Nick. Certain upgrades to important parts of your home like your kitchen, bathroom, heating, and/or plumbing can be fantastic ways to get more enjoyment out of your house. Equally, you have a spectacular investment on your hands because that new convenience will make your home more appealing to buyers, too.
Consider the top 3 gifts to give yourself for the holidays that will keep on giving until the day you sell your home.
1. Upgrade your plumbing – whether you have a slow drain, a dripping faucet or a toilet that requires you to tell your holiday guests to “just jiggle the handle” to stop it from running, little upgrades can go a long way. Professional plumbing repairs to correct problems that use up extra water (you’d be surprised at how much you pay for a dripping tap every year) will save you money, enhance your enjoyment of your home and make it more appealing to a possible buyer at the same time.
2. Get a whole-home water filtration system – many people think that filtered water means taking up room in your fridge with a chunky water pitcher and keeping up with all the filter changes. Now imagine enjoying filtered water coming straight from your tap. A whole-home water filtration system takes chemicals and pollutants out of the water before it even reaches your faucet. It also means that you and your family will be brushing your teeth and bathing in cleaner water. If you want to add a “WOW” factor when you’re trying to sell, this is certainly it.
3. Install a high efficiency heating system – new high efficiency system units start paying for themselves from the moment you start using them. The difference they make is a sizeable one. It’s one you’ll enjoy for the entire time you live in your home, and one potential buyers will love when the house is on the market. This investment saves you money and boosts resale value at the very same time.
Ready to give yourself the best gifts you’ve ever received? Give us a call today and we’ll help you decide which present is perfect for your home. Already know what you want? Our number is 610-649-8080 and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment.