These 3 Surprising Tips Can Increase Your Home’s Value

Most people want to get the best price for their home. That makes sense! But how do you go about increasing the value of your home? Short of adding more rooms, buying out the neighbor’s property and adding it to your lot, or other wild ideas, there doesn’t seem to be many options that people haven’t tried. However, our research team has scoured the most reputable sources to find three surprising tips to increase the value of your property sale in NJ!

  1. Beautify your property for sale in NJ. When you make your property beautiful, people can see it shine and picture themselves living there. Landscaping can add quite a bit of value to your home, but remember, what you like may not be what the new owners will like. Focus on keeping your property clean, simple, and in good repair—nobody wants to buy a home that looks like the zombie apocalypse has been going on for years!
  2. Paint. Sounds simple, but a fresh coat of paint can add a clean, new look—even to an old home! Again, the rule of appealing to a wide audience applies. You may love a bright orange wall directly across from purple polka dots, but a conservative, neutral tone is more likely to attract buyers. Plain white is often seen a cold for homes, but can work well in professional properties.
  3. Good neighbors. For a great sale, have great neighbors. If your neighbors’ kids like to have screaming contest in the back yard, consider asking them to play inside for the day, or bribe them with a gift certificate to a family activity during the showing. Alternatively, invite your well-behaved neighbors over for open houses or give them a wave if they are out in the yard. People don’t just buy property: they buy the experience of living in your wonderful neighborhood!

There are plenty of ways to increase the value of your home, but the first step is to meet with a real estate expert for tips! To get started today, contact the D&L Powerteam!

Why School Districts Are Important When Buying A Home

One of the most common things that our customers ask when inquiring about our properties is the school districts nearby. Fortunately, the school districts in New Jersey are known for being of high-quality, but some areas are certainly better than others. Here are the top reasons why you should consider the school district in your home search area.

  1. Your children’s education. If you have children, a great school district sets them off on the right foot. A great high school can lead to better performance on standardized testing, greater admission rates at high quality colleges and universities, and high-achieving degrees that can lead them to a life of success.
  2. Neighborhood quality. Whether you love children or fantasize about reaching the age where you can move into a senior living complex without those “little monsters,” your neighborhood depends on the qualities of the families who live in it. When you live near a good school, your chances are higher of living in a nice neighborhood where the kids are respectful, the community is closely engaged, and people care about their neighbors.
  3. Resale value. By this point, our child-free customers are probably rolling their eyes. Really, do you need to consider school districts? Our experience says yes! Unless you are 100% certain that you want to live in your house forever, you should always keep an eye open for resale opportunities. This is like planting seeds for your financial future! A home in a great school district can make your home sell faster, higher, and easier, so even if you do not have children, this can be an investment into your own future.

To find out more great tips about buying and selling homes in NJ, contact the D&L PowerTeam today!