Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Resale Value

By | December 27, 2008
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Selling your house? There are many ways to get top dollar for your home without spending a lot of time and money. All it takes is a little bit of ingenuity and a few tried-and-true home improvement tips.

“One of the areas that can really make an impression on the potential homebuyer is the exterior and backyard,” said Dave Martel, veteran contractor and co-inventor of Tiger Claw hidden deck fasteners. “A nice lush green lawn and attractive landscaping are two of the most obvious things to look for, but there’s something more. The next time you see a deck, patio, porch or hot tub area, look down. Chances are you’ll see ugly black stains, wood rot, and splits and cracks in the wood. A relatively new deck can look ages old.”

These imperfections are caused by the use of traditional nails and screws. Today if you want to improve the value of your home and increase your chances of selling it quickly, think about replacing the top deck boards and using hidden deck fasteners.

Today’s hidden deck fasteners create a smooth “nail-free” surface, which preserves the beauty of the wood and reduces splitting, splintering, cupping, and rotting. Costs and installation times have been dramatically reduced thus making this an affordable and easy project for do-it-yourselfers. Homeowners can now have a better-looking, longer-lasting and safer deck.

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Tiger Claw hidden deck fasteners are the front leaders on the market today. They’re constructed from heavy gauge stainless steel that is compatible with new pressure treated chemicals for lumber. They also offer outstanding hold-down power for both wood and synthetic decking materials such as Fiberon, Trex, and other composites.

To get the most value from your deck with the least amount of cost, replace the surface deck boards with an inexpensive grade of wood (pressure treated), use the Tiger Claw hidden fasteners, and finish with a deeper shade of brown stain. That will give the deck the appearance of hardwood flooring. Once potential buyers see the difference, they won’t be happy with anything else. The Tiger Claw hidden deck fasteners give a very high-end look without the high-end price tag. Visit www.deckfasteners.com to learn more.

You can further enhance your home’s outdoor living space by adding a retractable awning over the resurfaced deck or patio. Replace or paint old and rotting wood surrounding windows and doors, add some new shrubs and flowers, and you have created a fresh new exterior for your house, complete with a cozy backyard paradise.

For inside the house, you’d be surprised just how much difference a fresh coat of paint can make. Select a warm, yet conservative paint that makes the rooms look large, open and inviting. For kitchens and bathrooms, change the hardware and perhaps replace the cabinet door fronts. Clean and organize closets to make them look larger. Eliminate clutter everywhere. Add some designer touches, such as flowers, candles, picture frames, and bowls of potpourri and you’re on your way to making your house a hot property, worth potentially thousands of dollars more than your original asking price.

Courtesy of ARA Content

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