Once extremely popular and in high demand, beach properties are now becoming less so because the market has been negatively impacted by such excessive demand. In their place, however, is a more private, cozier dwelling – the mountain home.
Whether you plan to sell or keep it for yourself, owning a mountain home is a huge asset. Because they offer more privacy than a beach home and their ambiance is cozier and homier, mountain homes are becoming what beach properties used to be. If you own a mountain home, here are a few things you can do to increase its value and make it more appealing.
The Natural Landscape
The land surrounding your mountain home should reflect the natural vegetation and species that thrive in the area. This isn’t to say that you should let it grow wild, but rather, avoid planting any non-native plant species and keep the immediate lawn surrounding your home trim and neat but not pristine like a golf course.
As with any residential property, curb appeal is essential. If you’re planning to sell your mountain home, you must make sure it makes a good first impression. Potential buyers coming to your home for the first time will notice things like peeling paint, a front door that’s seen better days, and a poorly maintained lawn. Don’t take for granted that the location of your mountain home will be enough to sell it for what it should be worth. Do what you can to up its curb appeal to make a good impression right off the bat.
Keep Up on Pest Control
Living in the mountains means you’ve probably had your fair share of run-ins with critters. This doesn’t mean you have to live with them, nor should any potential buyers have to worry about them, either.
Keep up with regular pest control and provide proof of such so potential buyers can rest easy knowing they won’t have any surprise guests when they move in.
Air Circulation and Heating Systems
Most mountain homes see their fair share of snowfall and cold weather. Buyers will appreciate there being an updated heating system, or even multiple heating systems so there’s a backup in emergencies.
Further, natural air circulation is very popular with people interested in mountain homes. The air is typically fresh and clean in the higher elevations, so a system that circulates air inside the home is a plus.
Ultimately, the sale of your mountain home depends on finding the right buyer, which is easy to do when you enlist the services of a real estate agent experienced in selling these unique and in-demand homes.