San Jose

San Jose

So you are toying with the idea of selling your San Jose home and take some money off the table now that the market seems to have peaked.  It’s helpful to consider some of the recommendations here that will increase your San Jose home value.   Some of these projects can be done without a permit, but you will need a licensed contractor to complete any of the project that would involve plumbing, electrical and structural changes to your home.

1) Landscaping:   The 1st impression are critical for any buyer who might be interested in your San Jose home.  Keeping the front lawn mowed and free of debris will be helpful to leave positive impression.

2) Updated Kitchen:  A remodeled kitchens with new Counter-tops, new sink and fixtures should improve the price of your San Jose home.   With little search you should be able to purchased bull-nosed 9′ slabs for less than $300 dollar for Quartz and Granite Counter-Tops.  You also have many inexpensive but stylish options on cabinet from vendors such as IKEA.   The neat part of using IKEA cabinets is that you can assemble them together to save on the cost of our repairs.  IKEA Cabinets range from $1,500 for a very small 9 foot liner section to much higher depending on the size of your kitchen. 

3) Interior & Exterior Paint:  Adding a fresh coat of paint to the interior & exterior of your house will help increase the value of your home.   However, you should only consider neutral colors which will help the new buyers match it with the furniture and fixtures.

 4) Bathrooms:  If your bathroom fixtures, tile and flooring are out of date, it would be important to update them to fetch the highest possible value for your home.

5) Flooring: Hardwood flooring can add wonderful touch of elegance and style to your home.  There are many options for color, width and finish to choose from and you should consult an interior decorator if you need help choosing what would work best with your home’s style.

6) Lighting:  Adding new lighting fixture and recessed light will improve the appearance and style of your home.   Most older homes are poorly lit that could make the home appear cold and unfriendly.  Adding warm light bulbs during showings will help create a warm and fuzzy tone.

7) Windows: Old Single pane windows are inefficient and not pretty to look at.  The average price of a small window would be in the range of $150-$300 installed.  

Granted the list above could is  overwhelming, but you do not have to attempt all of these changes at once. Start with one or two projects but pace them accordingly.  For instance, it’s prudent to leave the interior painting as your final project.  

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