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During college, I lived in a small, old house. My roommates and I loved it's cozy charm and, for the most part, didn't have any problems. However, one day, we noticed that the carpet in one of the bedrooms was wet--and it couldn't be dried. When we called our landlady and the repairman, they discovered that the shower not only needed to be re-caulked, but there was mold everywhere under the carpet. We had to move out for two weeks while they fixed the problem. Soon, thanks to the contractor (the likes of whom you can read about), we were back at home.

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4 Ways To Prepare To Increase Your Home's Value Prior To Selling

Saying goodbye to the home that you have called your own for years can manifest emotions you didn't even know that you had. While a well-maintained home can fetch a handsome asking price, newer houses with fancy upgrades can be very tough to compete with. Prepare your house to be listed at a higher appraised value by putting these four noteworthy home improvement tips into effect.

Select Upgrades and Renovations

Apart from staging your home and slapping up a few new coats of paint, there are several other ways to impress potential buyers. Work with a general contractor to help pinpoint which specific areas of your home best stand to improve from renovations and upgrades. Generally, the kitchen, bathrooms, windows, doors and roof are of most interest to buyers, so concentrate on making cost effective renovations in those areas first.

Investing In Landscaping

Sometimes the best way dress up a home and improve its property is accomplished from the outside. Landscaping your yard will definitely get more more buyers interested in your home, but don't stop there. A general contractor can put up a deck, erect a fence and totally overhaul your residential property in ways you never imagined. Best of all, landscaping is an area in which you can keep a minimal budget and still get expensive looking results.

Improving Storage Spaces

Small closets and limited storage space can make an otherwise bright and airy home feel both cramped and outdated. The good news is that improving your home's storage spaces and closet areas doesn't have to be complicated or costly. Hire a general contractor to frame-out additional closet spaces, expand your pantry and come up with new and creative ways to improve storage throughout your home.

Finishing Home Improvement Projects

Plenty of well-meaning homeowners have started and then completely forgotten about their small-scale home improvement projects time and time again. From putting a few shelves up in the garage to staining those hardwood floors, now is the time to finish up all those pet projects. If you just can't find the time to put those final finishing touches on your home, this would be an ideal time to turn your projects over to a professional general contractor.

Some homeowners are astounded when their homes are appraised for a much lower value than they expected. You can instantly add tangible value by focusing on improving only the areas of your residential property that buyers are most interested in.