How To Increase the Resale Value to Your Home


How to Increase the Resale Value to Your Home

A beautiful kitchen is a huge selling point for today’s home buyers.

After years of a downturned economy and a crumbling housing market, things are finally starting to bounce back to life. “For Sale” signs hang proudly announcing a literal and figurative shift in the buying and selling of property. Houses are selling faster than they have in years and in many areas of the country inventory is at an all-time low, this is especially the case for Atlanta. Homeowners are watching their property values increase and if you are considering putting your house on the market, now is the time to dip your toes into the pond, because it is certainly a seller’s market.

When a home is priced competitively, it is more likely to sell fast. In fact, according to Trulia, “(The) Atlanta market trends indicate an increase of $8,750 (4%) in median home sales over the past year. The average price per square foot for this same period rose to $191, up from $177.” All the evidence indicates a healthy market with a saturation of buyers. The decision to sell comes with the need to prepare your property guaranteeing fewer days on the market and the highest possible sale price. Carefully walk through every room and closet of your household and take inventory of things needing maintenance before you list to sell. Most rooms should only need a fresh coat of paint, decluttering, and improved lighting – maybe updated bulbs, fixtures, or window coverings. Other spaces throughout the home may require some more tender loving care.

When you invest money into a home, it is important to think about the value you will get out of your investment. In other words, will the renovation boost the sale price of your home? The two rooms which garner the largest return on investment (ROI) are the master bedroom with adjoining bathroom and the kitchen. One remodel trend with longevity and which spans across the country is the desire for granite countertops. Furthermore, according to HGTV, “No matter the price range of your home, buyers want to see granite countertops.” If you are planning on selling your home, or if you just want to change things up, granite is one change sure to wow potential buyers and homeowners alike.

No two slabs of granite are the same, giving your home a one-of-a-kind feature buyers love.

Granite is a naturally occurring stone making each piece unique. It comes is a wide variety of colors and patterns, so it fits great into almost any design aesthetic. Granite has become such a popular choice among home buyers because of its durability. It is the second strongest stone in the world, second only to diamond. It is also easy to maintain and clean, and when it is sealed correctly, it is resistant to mildew and mold.

Getting top dollar for your property is obviously the goal, so when making resale-minded upgrades trust reputable professionals to get the jobs done right the first time. If granite countertops are in your kitchen or bathroom’s future, contact Premier Surfaces. Premier Surfaces is the leading countertop company in the Southeast, and they have the largest and most unique selection of granite colors and countertop options throughout the region. They have four convenient showroom locations in Alpharetta, Georgia, Huntsville, Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Premier Surfaces specialize in natural stone countertops like granite, marble, and semi-precious stone, but they also offer a broad range of other unique countertop options from stainless steel and copper to wood and quartz.


Premier Surfaces has secured a reputation for providing exceptional products, installation, design advice, and customer service. They hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and most of their new clients come from referrals – proving time and again they set the bar high when it comes to customer service. The innate drive to provide excellent satisfaction originates from the top down. Eric Tryon is the President and CEO of Premier Surfaces, and he has grown the business based on standards of integrity, hard work, and honesty. Founded in 2002, Premier Surfaces has recorded growth every year since its inception, a feat almost unheard of considering the harshness with which the recession hit the construction industry.

Eric Tryon, Founder and CEO of Premier Surfaces.

Renovations involved with the sale a home can be stressful. Let Premier Surfaces ease some of your anxiety by guiding you through the entire countertop design, fabrication, and installation process. New countertops will help give your home the facelift it needs for its best possible showing. Give buyers what they are looking for by adding granite countertops to your kitchen and bathrooms before you list it. When you work with the countertop experts at Premier Surfaces, you should be ready for offers shortly after you decide to stake your “for sale” sign in the yard.

About Author

​Caroline Hoffman is a 30 year old, God loving, married, mother of two. She has a one year old son with severe food allergies and a three year old daughter with lots of spunk. She attempts organic gardening in her back yard, English horseback riding on occasion, Yoga and reading mystery romance novels when life permits. She describes her parenting style as "mostly crunchy, but sometimes soggy" and has a passion for helping other moms reach their own parenting happy place. Breastfeeding, cloth diapering, baby led weaning and childhood food allergies are her current parenting passions, although, after years of running a mommy forum, she has accumulated quite a knowledge base of all things parenting and enjoys sharing all that she can with others.Caroline is founder and operator of the Facebook page, My Atlanta Moms Cub, created in 2012

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