Boost Your Home’s Selling Price
A Few Simple Upgrades Make a Difference
Thinking of selling your home? How can you boost your home’s selling price? Here are few simple upgrades that make a difference.
Before you start stressing, know there are a number of things you can do yourself before you list. We will separate them into two categories: Quick Fixes and Weekend Projects. Obviously, depending on your home, the weekend projects take some times to plan. The quick fixes category will be faster and easier, but they are a must.
Declutter: When getting your home ready, less is more. The barer the walls, countertops and shelving, the easier it is for potential buyers to envision themselves decorating and living in the home.
Clean: Do a deep clean or hire a company to come in and do this for you. Declutter first so the deep cleaning will be less of a chore.
Minimize Pet Paraphernalia: Like countertops and shelving, evidence of Fluffy’s or Fido’s toys, beds, dishes, etc. confuses the eyes and imagination of buyers.
Wash the Windows: Nothing makes a home shine brighter than natural light and the best way to highlight it is through sparkling clean windows. This is particularly important if your home has water or nature views.
Landscaping Curb Appeal: Buyers make a first impression of a home in the first few seconds and minutes. Driving up to a manicured lawn and landscaped yard is alway the most appealing. Even a few simple potted flowers or plants at the entry way helps.
Address Pests: Make sure there are no other critters living in your home. If there are, get pest control in and take care of the problem.
Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint: Fresh paint in neutral colors not only creates and smells fresh, but the neutral colors again allow for potential buyers to have a better vision of how they might place their own belongings and decor style to work in the space. Pay special attention to trim and baseboards as well.
Add a Backsplash: Backsplashes are always a nice tough to any kitchen to complete that look and maintain a clean working and cooking area.
Upgrade Cabinetry: This doesn’t necessarily mean to replace or even reface cabinetry. Cleaning, painting and possibly modernizing with updated pulls and hardware can change the look and feel of kitchens and bathrooms. It also helps potential buyers feel like the previous owners were concerned with and took care of the home.
These are just a few ideas to help you boost your home’s selling price. Before you do anything though, talk with your trusted agent to make sure your dollars are being put to the best use. Before listing, reach out to us and we will be happy to have a consultation with you before you spend any money to ensure you get the most of any projects you want to do.
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