Maintenance: One of the best ways to make sure that your home not only maintains its value but actually increases is steady maintenance. Take care of your appliances, heating systems and exterior.
Improvements: Patios, porches, additions and trees can all add value to your home. Be careful to keep your major improvements within the covenants of your neighborhood, and make sure to get any necessary permits before starting. Updating cabinetry and appliances can also increase the value of your home. Granite countertops and hardwood floors are big sellers in Pagosa right now.
Watch the Market: Ask your Realtor to keep you updated when he or she notices that homes near you or similar to your have sold. You can always ask for a no-obligation competitive market analysis from any Jim Smith Realty agent to gauge the current value of your home. When you’re ready to sell, don’t overprice you home, but don’t sell yourself short either. Staying informed is one of the best ways to know if your home has increased in value.