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How to boost the value of your waterfront home

Scenic views, the serenity of the water, and an all-around laidback vibe – all describe theresidential areas around Lake Chelan, WA. These neighborhoods also promisean exciting real estate opportunityfor homebuyers or prospective investors. For owners of Lake Chelan waterfront property looking to sell, that can only be good news.

With lakefront homesalways in high demand, profitability is practically a givenfor sellers. For those who’d like to hang on to their homes a little while longer, every day is an occasion to boost the value of their property.
Here are tips to get your started:

Clean up your shoreline

Alakefront house needs to look good both inside and out. Therefore, cleaning and decluttering should extend to every inch of the property – and beyond it. Make sure to include the shoreline when you stage or spruce things up. It’s a big part of what sells the home. By keeping theshoreline clean, residentsnot only increase the value of their property, they also help protect the environment.

Improve your landscaping

Buyers need to see the beauty of the lakeshore from your home, so be prepared to do a bit of pruning and landscaping. Depending on the scope of work required, this job may best be left to a skilledlandscaper. Paying for professional services now may very well mean adding thousands of dollars to thehome’s list price later. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to consult a real estate agent about the pros and consof waterfront improvements.

Maintainyour woodendeck

Does your home have a deck? How sturdy is it? Decks are subject to a lot of wear and tear even in a single season. Make sure they remain in good condition year in and year out. Consult with pros about power washing your deck at least once a year. And ask them about staining your deck or applying a coat of finish on it.
If the structure is looking a little worse for wear, don’t hesitate to tear it down and build a new one using more weather-resistant material, such as pressure-treated wood. If your home doesn’t have a deck, now may be the time to build one. Discuss the project with your real estate agent to find out howthe coststacks up againstthe actual contribution to the value of the home.

Find excellent representation

Partnering with the right real estate agent is just as important as the condition of your property. The right real estate has the skills and knowhow to price your waterfront home competitively and market it effectively to the right buyers.

It is important that you be represented by an agent with plenty of experience in Lake Chelan and Wenatchee waterfront real estate. Such an agent will have a thorough understanding of the uniqueness of the waterfront properties in the area and will be better equipped to ensure a smooth and stress-free transaction.

Ready to move forward with your home sale?Our real estate team at Coldwell Banker Lake Chelan Properties is here for you. You can message Coldwell Banker Lake Chelan Properties here. You can also reach our team at 509.682.7777 and emailInfo(at)CBChelan(dotted)com.