What Might Be Keeping Your Property’s Value Down

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When selling a house, most homeowners tend to focus on ways to increase their property’s value. But did you know that several factors you may be neglecting right now can bring the value down? Maintenance and repairs can devalue your property, costing you thousands of dollars. Here’s a list of things to watch out for:

  1. Poor Paint Quality 

The exterior of your house can make or break a deal. It gives buyers an idea of how they can expect the interiors to be like. Cracked, faded, or peeling paint can be a huge turn-off. This is why it’s important to scan the exteriors to ensure it looks its best when selling your house. Throw on a fresh coat of paint if you have to; this won’t only attract serious buyers but also increase the selling price. When choosing a color for your exterior, go for something neutral like cream, gray, or white, as they are more inviting.

  • Low Yard Maintenance

Another important factor to keep in mind is the condition of your yard. If it’s overrun with things and is poorly maintained, you can expect your property value to decrease. Spend some time designing a suitable landscape that doesn’t require high maintenance. Make sure all trees, grass, and shrubs are well manicured and healthy.

  • Personalization

When buyers come for a viewing, they often have their own ideas and designs in mind. A place that’s personalized with loud wallpapers, family pictures, paintings, and trophies can disrupt the visualization process. Your house needs to be like a clean slate for them to picture their furnishings and other belongings in your space. Paint your walls a neutral color, remove all your personal décor, and do a deep clean before the staging process. 

  • Low Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is an important aspect when it comes to house designs. If your house has a low energy efficiency rating, buyers can reduce their offer due to the money they’ll lose in high energy bills. You can improve the energy efficiency of your property by replacing traditional bulbs with energy savers, adding lagging jackets to pipes, and even invest in an energy-efficient boiler.

If you’re still having trouble finding a buyer and want to sell house fast in Akron, Ohio Integrity Residential Solutions LLC has your back. We buy homes in whatever condition they are in the Akron/Canton region. Fill out the form, and we’ll get back to you in 24 hours.

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