How to add value to your home: Where to begin

by Barbara Rybicki 03/20/2023

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As a homeowner, it's important to know how to add value to your home. Regardless of whether you have plans to sell your home in the near future, certain home improvements can boost home value by a significant amount. To bump up your home's resale value while also making it a better place to live, here are some key tips:

Add updated systems & appliances

Before considering any aesthetic improvements, ensure everything in your home is working properly. Issues like leaky pipes, rattling air conditioner units or flickering lights might be easy to ignore, but can be red flags for future buyers. Consider adding energy-efficient appliances and smart home technology to save money while boosting value.

Upgrades that enhance your home's curb appeal

Curb appeal is crucial in attracting potential buyers to your home. A tidy and aesthetically pleasing outdoor space indicates the home is well-maintained, and is also more enjoyable for you. Simple lawn care tasks like cutting grass, weeding and removing dead vegetation can take some work, but will yield massive returns.

Add more space - reasonably

Renovating the home is generally costlier than selling it, but certain renovations like finishing a basement or attic can make a huge difference in sale price. You might also consider projects where removing a wall could expand the usable space of a room.

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Property value is based on more than just aesthetics and upgrades. However, the better you take care of your home, the better it will do in the real estate market. If you aren't sure where to begin in increasing the value of your home, consult a real estate agent for tips.

About the Author

Barbara Rybicki

I am originally from Poland but have been a Grafton resident for almost thirty years.

I come from the Hospitality Business. I used to work in 5 Star Marriott Hotel Management. That experience taught me how to provide excellent customer service. That "Marriott" way of doing business instilled in me over the years helps me tremendously to succeed as a local real estate broker.

Nothing is more exciting to me than gratifying feeling I get from helping people reach their real estate needs and dreams. You can count on me to always do what is in your best interest. I will be there for you throughout the entire transaction making sure you understand each step of the buying or selling process. I will guide you with great communication skills  and hard work ethic. 

I have not only passion for my job but also extensive real estate expertise. Whether it is preparing and staging your home to sell for top dollar or helping you purchase a perfect home, feel free to reach out to me so we can start this process together.

I specialize in marketing and selling residential real estate in Grafton, Upton, Northborough, Westborough, Southborough, Shrewsbury, Milford, Hopkinton and Metro West area.

I can not wait to meet you!

Awards and Designations:

Realtor Designation since 2005

Licensed MA Broker since 2009

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)

Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)

Worcester Regional Association of REALTORS® since 2005

National Association of Realtors (NAR) since 2005

Multi-Million Dollar Producer

Remax Executive 100% Club 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

Remax Platinum Club 2015

Remax Hall of Fame Club 2017