If you are planning on selling your Asheville, North Carolina, home in the near future, making upgrades will increase your home’s resale value. You also want to be aware that not all upgrades are created equal when it comes to a return on your investment. These seven upgrades will help get you a return and help speed up the selling the process.

HVAC Upgrade

An upgrade of your HVAC system isn’t necessarily one you’re looking forward to making. Your HVAC system is a big investment, and it has a big impact on your utility bills. Home buyers don’t want to buy a new home and then have to replace the HVAC system right away. If your HVAC system is older or in bad shape, consider switching to a high-efficiency system to attract more buyers. This upgrade should be highlighted on your listing so people know they won’t have to make this investmentany time soon.

Updated Kitchen

Kitchens are a big selling point for home buyers, so this is a room you should spend time and money on when to attract more buyers. If your appliances are dated, consider upgrading to stainless steel appliances, and opt for energy-efficient versions as well. Even if you can’t afford all new appliances in your kitchen, consider making cosmetic upgrades to boost your kitchen’s appearance. Stain or paint kitchen cabinets and replace the hardware to give your kitchen a modern touch.

Home Automation

Buyers want a modern and up-to-date home, and home automation is the biggest thing in home upgrades. Home automation allows you to control everything from your HVAC system, appliances, and home security system quickly and easily from your smartphone or similar device. You get to take advantage of these energy-saving devices while you’re in the house and attract buyers because of their unique and amazing technological capabilities.

Energy Star Appliances

Appliances are an important investment when you consider selling your home. If you are going to upgrade your appliances, make sure you spend the money on Energy Star Appliances. These appliances are evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency and have met the qualifications for energy efficiency. These appliances are specifically sought after by home buyers and can be a huge selling point for shoppers when they visit your home.

Attic Insulation

You should have the right type and amount of insulation where needed in your home. A potential buyer might be more interested if such upgrade won’t have to factored in their expenses.

Attic insulation helps you to save money throughout the year by keeping conditioned air in and unwanted air out. During the summer correct insulation helps to save energy on cooling costs as well as heating costs during the winter. With these projects, it’s best to call in an expert who will make sure it’s done correctly the first time.

Upgraded Bathroom

Kitchens and bathrooms are two areas you can make the biggest impression with renovations to increase your home sale value. If your bathrooms look a little dated, consider replacing the fixtures if you can’t afford a total renovation. Also, it’s important that you go deeper than just cosmetic improvements. If your plumbing is faulty, it will turn up during the home inspection, and you don’t want it to hurt your sale. Start with your plumbing and then focus on cosmetic renovations for your bathroom to increase the sale potential.

Curb Appeal and Landscaping

Your curb appeal is incredibly important because it is the first impression a potential buyer has of your home. Spend time updating your landscaping to make the best first impression. You may also want to consider planting shade trees to help save money on utilities and boost your home’s appeal.

If you are considering upgrading your HVAC system, we know the right system for your home and to help with resale value. Call the experts at Gentry Heating, Inc. at 828-581-4045 to discuss the best options for your home.

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