Is The Value Of Your Home Important?

Home Value TerminixOwning a home is a lot of work. It requires a lot of maintenance from the front curb all the way to the tip of the roof. Over time, parts of the home can wear down and need to be replaced like the roof or appliances. In addition, styles change and the shag carpet needs to be removed from the living room and pink bathroom countertops need to be updated to a different color. A home will always be a work in progress with projects always coming up to complete. If you are trying to sell your home, a homeowner should be sure to do as much as possible to increase the value of the home. Purchasing a home is a big investment, so home buyers will look at everything before making an offer. There are some items on a home value checklist that really impact a potential home buyer’s decision. Whether you intend to sell your home or just want to properly maintain it, we have compiled a list of eight key steps to maintain the value of your home.

8 Tips To Increase Your Home Value

Curb Appeal

The first thing visitors see is the front door and front year. The interior of your home is very important, but the exterior still needs to make a good impression. Take a little time to design a welcoming entrance with green grass, plants and flowers. If you have flower beds, make sure they are free of weeds and are trimmed.

Repainting

It is amazing what a coat of paint can do to both the interior and exterior of a home. It not only refreshes the look of a home, but it also an opportunity to repair the wall or at least paint over scuffs. It is also a great time to change the color of walls that are too dark, too colorful, or just boring.

Update

All appliances have a life span. Some will last longer than others, but they should all be replaced at certain intervals. When it is time to replace a refrigerator, washer, or water heater, try to choose energy efficient appliances that will help to reduce energy bills and will be attractive to future potential buyers.

Clean Regularly

If you are planning on putting your home on the market, it is important to clean it regularly, especially when potential buyers are coming to see it. Try to remove clutter and make sure that counters are free of crumbs and bathrooms sparkle. A clean house will have a higher value on the market.

Protect Your Home From Termites

In the south, termites cause a lot damage to homes. Did you know that 1 in 20 US homes are infested with termites? It is very important to make sure that your home is protected with a termite control plan. Potential home owners may also want to confirm that the home is under contract before making an offer.

Protect Your Home From Pests

No one likes pests. Roaches, silverfish, rats and spiders really can devalue a home and dissuade potential buyers. . Make sure that you do everything you can to keep these pests out of your home. Consider getting a pest control service if you have an infestation.

Check Plumbing 

Older homes can have a lot of plumbing problems. Over time, tree roots can grow into pipes and faucets can leak. Have a plumber look over your home’s plumbing periodically to make sure there are no issues. Do not allow faucets to leak because it can lead to termite problems as well has water damage.

Roof Replacement & Maintenance

Replacing the roof on your home is a big investment. A roof’s lifespan depends on the material used but typically they can be anywhere between 15 and 30 years. It is important to budget for a new roof, but make sure to maintain the one you have by cleaning gutters and checking for missing shingles.

We will fix your Pest Problems.

We have effective solutions that will help to eliminate pest problems throughout the year. Our custom treatments adapt to the seasons to address seasonal pest activity to protect your home and business all year long. We provide Residential and Commercial Pest Control and Termite Control Services for the Southshore, Northshore, and the River Parishes of Louisiana. Call us at the Eastbank office at (504) 834-7330, the River region at (985) 652-7378, or on the Northshore at (985) 643-6542.

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