With the real estate market of Northern Virginia becoming more active every day, there is a constant surge of property in demand. If you're a prospective buyer, CLICK HERE for a Full Home Search, or if you're interested in placing your property on the market, click here obtain a Free Home Value Report. For any other questions about current market conditions or the value of your property, contact me at (703) 909-3939.

 

When you want to sell your home for top dollar, and are looking for ways to greatly increase its value, look to your basement.

 

Many people have a basement that they aren't using to its full potential. If you want to sell your home right now, when the market is healthy, you should consider installing a bathroom and/or bedroom in your basement.

 

 

These are useful additions that greatly add to the value of your home. People are more inclined to buy homes with finished basements that include an extra bedroom and bathroom. If you want to do the remodel yourself, all you’ll have to pay for is the materials and fixtures. If you’re not quite that handy, we recommend hiring a professional to do the job. It will cost more, but the work will be professional and will still add value to your home.

 

As for where to go to find a trusted handyman or plumber, we think that word of mouth recommendations are best. Ask around to friends, neighbors, and family to get some good candidates. A legitimate, professional serviceman should be able to demonstrate through their past clients that they do good work. The last thing you want here is sloppy work, which may actually decrease the value of your home.

 

If you have any questions about this topic, or are looking to buy or sell a home, we would love to speak with you! We look forward to hearing from you soon!