Your home is your sanctuary. You have created it to fit your needs, but the time is coming for a change. That's okay, there are a few things you can do to improve your home before you find a buyer.
Making a few improvements around the home can help increase that value. Lighting upgrades, faucets, and cabinet hardware are simple things that can be done to bump your home’s potential.
What if you are looking for a big return on your investment? Granite countertops in your kitchen and bathrooms are that perfect upgrade that will wow potential buyers and increases the resale value of your home. The one downside is that you may not want to leave once they are installed.
1. Buyers Love Low Maintenance
One of the best things about granite countertops is their low maintenance. When you are looking to sell your home, new buyers are going to want something that is easy to use and can be forgotten about for a while as they get settled in.
Granite is that surface material. In the bathroom, in the kitchen, and everywhere else in between, granite can be maintained simply by wiping it off. That's all there is to it. For the new owners, this can be a blessing as they are unpacking and getting the home ready.
You can boost the selling point of your granite countertop by sealing it beforehand. Doing a proper seal means new owners can use their new countertops worry free of stains and spills.
2. Granite Countertops are Long Lasting
Granite is a natural stone. It has existed forever and has a good chance of outliving the home it resides in. At least until it is replaced with a different surface.
New homeowners will want a home that is a move in ready. Granite provides that opportunity for them. The nature of the surface means they can work on and around it for years without worrying about it breaking down or degrading over time.
As long as granite is well taken care of, it can last a lifetime. It is possible that the home will change ownership several times before someone wants to swap out the surface, and only if for change in preferences and tastes.
3. Buyers Appreciate Strong and Durable
Being formed within the earth means granite can withstand immense pressures. As a surface, it is incredibly hard, so it resists most attempts to cut and scratch it. It has experienced the heat of the molten earth, so hot pots, pans, curling irons and hair dryers are shrugged off by granite countertops.
A new homeowner will appreciate having one less worry to think about in their new home. As things can get hectic after moving in, having a strong foundation is a must. If that strength is provided in a visible way, say as a granite countertop, it can be a strength they can lean on.
Adding visible strength to your home is always a bonus for home buyers. That strength should be durable in many different situations, and granite is that perfect mixture of strength and durability that will help increase the resale value of your home.
4. Complimentary Colors Bring Beauty to the Room
While there is a modernized fantasy of minimalism, that is often overly romanticized. Having monochrome colors in a home isn't all that it's cracked up to be. While its fine for someone’s first apartment, when it comes to serious home buyers, there needs to be more eye candy.
This is the reason homes that are of increased value have vibrancy painted on the walls, character on the floors, and countertops that pop. Think about what you see on HGTV.
Granite countertops in the kitchen and in the bathrooms help add the vibrancy of colors that home buyers want. Natural stone has colors that go deep into the surface that you can use to your benefit. Coordinating the colors across them, the cabinets, walls, and the floor can bring a room together. Granite has the wow factor that you want potential buyers to experience.
5. Increase Aesthetics in the Home
Its difficult to deny, home buyers are looking for a place that is ready for them. Having a place to work and play that can withstand anything they can throw at it can be a challenge, but granite meets that requirement.
When seasons change and decorations come out, few surfaces are as flexible as granite. While it is strong and durable, its vibrancy means it can meet any season and fit right in with the decor. Thanks to its timelessness and its deep color variety, spring, summer, fall, or winter, the seasonal decorations will feel right at home on the stone.
Are you still thinking about home selling strategies? Download our free guide on how to stage a kitchen for resale, so you can bring the buyers gaze right to your newest investment - granite countertops.