A Dollar for the Details


Our Sky Valley homeowners do love their park models, but if you’re upsizing, downsizing, or just simply right-sizing away from your current home, we’ve got a few tips to help you get the best price you can when selling your existing manufactured home in the resort. Even if you are almost ready to sell, you can use these tips to boost your home’s value in the days, weeks, or months leading up to your listing.

Capitalize on Curb Appeal. First impressions matter. Buyers will see the outside of your house before the inside, so it’s important to show your exterior at its best. That might mean painting or restoring the siding of your home after a few winter windstorms, which our sales team says offers more than a 70% return on investment as reflected in the sale price. Painting a new, cheerful accent color on your front door to make it really pop is another way to make the gateway to your home sparkle. And if the foundation is exposed, a lattice cover-up is an attractive way to finish the job. A simple rock garden, a few desert plants, or even a welcoming flower pot on the porch can all add to a positive first perception, and overall sales value.

Glam the Bathroom. Although it’s probably the smallest room in your home, the host of the porcelain throne is the best place to invest in upgrades, according to research by our sales team. Reading, relaxing, and ruminating on the commode means that the look and feel of comfort and safety could be a big plus for buyers. A money saving, low-flow toilet and a high seat are both good mid-range upgrades. Adding soft lighting can also make the room more comfy and satisfying. If you’re short on time, a new paint job or wallpaper are a simple way to keep the throne room fresh. Our sales time advises that a remodel of this type adds $1.71 in increased home value for every $1.00 spent.

Tricks for the Kitchen. Often the most social room in a house, the kitchen is another area in which buyers will want to take a careful look. Although you may not want to knock out a wall and put more shelves in, take a look at ways to maximize storage space and spruce up counter surfaces. Give the cabinets and walls a fresh coat of paint, especially behind the stove. It’s easy  to upgrade hardware like knobs and drawer handles to give the space a more contemporary look, too. Your buyers - and your bottom line - will thank you.

Happy Home Sales. Whether it’s advice on upgrades, contractors, neighborhood guidelines, or favorite potluck dishes, you can always contact our sales team for help. We’ll be happy to join you at your home, offer tips, and help you make the most of your home sale this season.