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Selling Your Home? 4 Ways to Boost Property Value


Thinking about selling your home? The market in Sacramento, California just keeps getting better and better. Property values only continue to accrue in suburbs like Davis, Gold River, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, and Rocklin with no sign of stopping. Many are flipping their homes and getting 2 to 3 times what they paid just a few years ago. That’s what makes property in a great suburb like Sacramento such a smart investment.

Know what’s also a great investment? A new garage door. It has one of the highest returns on investment for all home improvements, according to the 2019 Cost Versus Value Study coordinated by Remodeling magazine.

That’s why investing in a new garage door is one of the 4 things we suggest home buyers do to boost the resale value of their homes. Want the best sale price on your house? Read on.

Install a New Garage Door

Installing a new garage door has a 97% return on investment, according to studies. That’s because curb appeal is the dominating determining factor when it comes to property values. Most people only decide to even tour a perspective home if it looks amazing from the street. A new door is a great way to turn heads. It’s also a sign you’ve taken care of the place. The fact is the investment you make on the door will pay off in dividends.

Smaller Improvements

Part of getting a house ready for market is to do all those little projects you’ve been putting off such as ceiling fan installation. Make a to-do list and get to work. Replace any old electric outlets. Get new light fixtures. Fix that broken closet door. Patch up any holes or dents in the wall. Take care of that broken porch light. Repair the old garage door bottom seal that keeps flooding the garage.

Clean & Purge

It’s amazing the amount of clutter you can collect if you’ve lived anywhere for a few years. And most of it you don’t really need (nor do you want to have to move it). Go through your possessions and decide what you want to keep, what you can sell or donate, and what you’ll just throw away. Have a garage sale. Donation vendors such as the Salvation Army or Goodwill may even pick up large items, depending on the value. This whole process can be incredibly liberating.

Call a Realtor

Even if you aren’t planning on listing your home for months, you really should contact a realtor early in the game. He or she can make suggestions on how to get your home ready for the market. This might include home improvements you can make. It may also be ways you can take advantage of market trends. Selling a home takes strategic planning, even in a seller’s market like Sacramento, California. It’s best to have a professional by your side, early in the process.

Garage Door Parts Explained

We don’t often think about our garage doors — until they need to be repaired or we’re in the market for a new one. Then it’s a good time to do your research. You might start with the parts of a garage door. Your garage door springs are the metal coils that do the heavy lifting in raising or lowering your garage door. The drums are two parts that sit on either end of your torsion spring, rolling the cables out or in as your garage door goes up and down. The track is what keeps the garage door moving in the right direction. The wheels are what run along the track and provide the garage door its fluid movement. The bottom seal is the rubber tubing at the bottom of the garage door that helps seal out dust, water, debris, and pests during storms.