What Updates Make the Most Impact?

5 Home Updates that Increase Value

Here at Southern, property management is what we do! Our team is constantly looking at market trends and paying attention to what tenants are looking for in the perfect rental. If you are an owner of residential property along the Gulf Coast, we would love to discuss your property with you to assist in finding the right tenant. To contact our team, click here. For now, you could be making impressive updates to your home to begin getting it ready for your next tenant. We have listed 5 home updates that increase value in your long-term rental.

5 Home Updates that Increase Value
  1. Landscaping

Landscaping always sounds like such a daunting task. However, even the smallest updates to your landscaping can make a world of difference. For example, lawn care can change the entire look and feel of the home. Mowing the lawn regularly, and to the proper height, will help keep the grass looking fresh and vibrant. Also, consider planting bushes around the outskirts of the home that don’t require constant care. Those two simple updates will make a world of difference in your home’s curb appeal.

2. Exterior

Exterior changes involve a variety of items that you can accomplish to set your property apart from the rest. Simply pressure wash the drive and exterior to make the property look brand new. Or paint the front door a different color to add some brightness to the entrance. Quick fixes that don’t break the bank can still add plenty of value to your home.

3. Kitchen

Kitchen cabinets and appliances are one that can really make a home stand out. Getting updated appliances can elevate your property. Installing new cabinets can be a major project but consider ways to update them without having to replace them. A new coat of paint or new hardware can go a long way. New appliances are an investment that will last for a long time and are important to new tenants.

4. Bathroom

Updating a bathroom will require a bit more planning and time. However, renovated bathrooms are always a huge plus when finding the perfect tenant. Flooring and counter tops are the two main ways to update a bathroom. Another great way to consider updating the bathrooms are by evaluating the tub/shower. A good cleaning can sometimes make them look brand new, but if you update the flooring and countertops, you may consider getting a new tub/shower to match.

5. Major Cleaning

Most residential properties have carpet in the rooms and hardwood or tile in the common areas. After each tenant, getting the carpets deep cleaned is always a good idea, especially if you allow dogs. Cleaning the hardwood or tile is also an easy way to bring life back to your property.

Our team is available to discuss other ways to update your home that are sure to make an impact. We hope you find these 5 home updates that increase value helpful!  

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