Are you thinking about selling your home? Following are a few suggestions that will ensure the best first impression and help get the highest price for your home.
Look well maintained and loved:
Prospective buyers notice the littlest things. If your home looks neglected, buyers often wonder what else could be wrong behind the walls or with the mechanicals? Examples of things to look for include:
– Recaulking your bathtub and shower stalls
– Replacing broken receptacles, outlet covers, or switch plates
– Replacing broken glass windows
– Thoroughly clean your house before going on the market.
Declutter every room, surface, and closet:
Get rid of things you don’t want or won’t have room for in your next home. Think about how much money you will save by not paying to move those things! Minimize and organize the contents of your closets.
Apply a fresh coat of paint:
This is one of the most affordable renovations that will give you the biggest bang for your buck. Generally, Light, warm, neutral colors will make the home look brighter and more inviting. For now, white moldings and baseboards considerably update the look of a home.
Make your kitchen and bathrooms sing(or at least not distract):
To interest buyers, look for the current trends in home design to make these rooms look more modern. Low-cost upgrades include new hardware, faucets, and decorative items like towels, bath rugs, shower curtains, and accessories. Just don’t overdo it. Keep the counters clutter-free.
Make minor cosmetic updates:
Consider replacing an out-of-date light fixture with a more modern style. Make easy cosmetic changes like adding new throw pillows, bedding, and area rugs reflecting today’s trends to give your home an easy facelift.
Feel free to reach out to me for a consultation, market evaluation, or for help with any of your real estate needs.
Written by: Marissa Hopkins