Are you thinking about moving to or from Northern California? Well, before you can relocate, you'll need to sell your home. Thankfully, California's housing market is hot, and Modesto is a popular choice for commuters who work in the Bay area. Before you put up that for sale sign, every homeowner wants to make a little more money on their property.

As a moving company, Mid Cal Moving & Storage has gathered some proven suggestions for raising your area Modesto home value.

Remodeling to Boost Your Modesto Home's Value

It may sound like a scary, expensive idea right before you plan to put your home up for sale, but remodeling a few areas can bring big returns. Today's homebuyers love a property that boasts an updated kitchen and bathroom. Plus, it potentially raises the sale price between two to nine percent.

Remodeling doesn't have to mean tearing down walls. You can make a big change in these spaces with a few targeted updates, such as:
  • New, energy efficient fixtures
  • Durable quartz countertops
  • Refurbished or new cabinets
  • Fresh paint
  • Walk-in showers

Also, check around to see what the latest trends are in style and decor. A very popular choice now is stainless steel appliances. Neutral color schemes in the decor and wall paint, also remain popular with buyers.

Painting the Walls

Speaking of paint, consider redoing the high-traffic areas in your home, such as the kitchen and bathrooms. Fresh paint gives you the chance to change your home's color scheme, if neutral or white-on-white aren't the existing palette. It brightens up the space, making your property more appealing to buyers in Modesto. Home value also increases by about two percent with a new paint job. Mid Cal Moving & Storage can even keep your furniture in our off-site storage facility while you paint!

Energy Friendly Replacements

With rising home utility bills, many homeowners put greater emphasis on energy savings. If you have the opportunity to replace a fixture, consider seeking an ENERGY STAR certified replacement. Things like roof insulation, double-pane windows with Low-E coatings, and LED lighting can bump up your home value about three percent.

Updated Mechanicals

Buyers also end up house poor when they first move in, thanks to a large down payment and other moving expenses. They want to know that they won't have to worry about major repair costs, such as new HVAC, water heater, plumbing, or even the roof. If the mechanical systems are starting to wear out, replace them to gain up to a five percent increase in your Modesto home value.

It takes a lot of time and effort to renovate and sell your home. Next, comes the challenge of actually moving house. Why not give yourself a break and hire Mid Cal Moving & Storage as your local Modesto moving company?

Find out more about the quality of our moving and storing services by checking out our previous customer's reviews! If you are ready to start the relocation now, you can also call us or fill out our online form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation!