Three Ways to Maintain Market Value

1.  Make Your Kitchen Really Cook!  

The kitchen is the heart of a home, and it is the first room buyers look at when making a decision.  Give your cabinets a face lift, invest in stainless steel appliances, and make sure there is a lot of natural light.  You do not have to invest thousands of dollars to get a return, as spending a little money in the kitchen can go a long way.  The more cohesive looking kitchen, the easier on the eye it will be to the buyer, and the more it will sell itself.  

2.  Enhance The Exterior!

First impression says it all…  If buyers show up at your doorstep and your place looks shabby, it is going to be an uphill climb for them to be sold on the rest of the house.  Landscaping (including yard cleanup), painting the fence, and most importantly fixing the roof if needed are all major areas to spruce up.  

3.  Buy Smart!

Buy a home where there are excellent schools. Wherever you have outstanding school systems, you have high demand, and great resale value.  Try to buy something that is close to the freeway for commuting purposes, and try to find something that has a lot of natural light.  Natural light in the Pacific Northwest goes a very long way, and it will only help you when trying to sell in the future.

If you do these three things, you have made a solid and sound purchase!

Happy House Hunting!