Todayâ€™s buyers generally want modernized, updated properties. In a lot of markets, features like stainless steel appliances and granite countertops are almost expected, especially in higher price ranges. As your Fatherâ€™s Day gift this June, help your dad add value to his Brooklyn home.
Â Five renovation tips that are great gifts and will increase value:
Â 1.Â Â Â Â Â Windows and doors - Almost any upgrade to windows, exterior doors or the garage door will add value to a property and increase its security. However, if you want to make a big impact, splurge for energy-saving windows. These will be especially appealing to buyers looking to lower their carbon footprints and those looking to lower their utility bills â€” which is everyone!
2.Â Â Â Â Â Curb appeal - The outside of a house is the first thing buyers see, so it makes sense to spend money to keep it looking its best. With a few new plants, a hedge trimmer, a paintbrush and a shovel, even the most inexperienced DIYer can make a significant impact on a propertyâ€™s curb appeal.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Kitchens and baths - Everyone uses them daily and would like them to be as nice as possible. Any money spent updating the kitchen and bathrooms will see a positive return when your Dad decides to sell his Brooklyn home.
4.Â Â Â Â Â Donâ€™t overdo it - Almost everyone wants granite counters, but maybe you live in a laminate neighborhood. Donâ€™t spend so much on updates that your house is far and away the most expensive per square foot in the neighborhood. As a general rule, itâ€™s always hard to sell the most expensive property on the block.
5.Â Â Â Â Â Sweat the small stuff - A few bucks spent on new light switches, faucets and doorknobs can go a long way to improving the look of a house, without any major investment.
Â Would you like more renovation ideas that would make great Fatherâ€™s Day gifts for your Dadâ€™s BrooklynÂ home? Give me a callÂ today Charles Dâ€™Alessandro Your Brooklyn RealtorÂ® with Fillmore Real Estate a callÂ at (718) 253-9600 ext 206 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.Â