In today’s market, buyers are often looking for move-in ready homes.
Everyone seems to want their home to look like Chip and Joanna had their way with it.
While not entirely realistic, there are some things you can do to ensure that your home attracts buyers and sells quickly for top dollar.
If you’re thinking about doing a little fixing up before you put your home on the market, here are some projects to tackle that might actually result in a nice little return on your investment.
5 Home Improvement Projects Worth Doing Before You Sell
Spruce up the bathroom.
Replace or resurface the tub, add a new toilet and vanity, update the fixtures and throw on a new coat of paint. This relatively quick and inexpensive project could result in an awesome return for you when it’s time to sell.
Invest in landscaping.
Since curb appeal is such a significant part of hooking a buyer, it’s never a bad idea to invest in some quality landscaping for your yard. Spend some money to ensure your lawn is lush and healthy, update the walkways and planters as well as your porch and front stairs if needed. You will not only recoup some of the money in the transaction, but you will probably enjoy a much shorter time on the market.
Upgrade your kitchen.
A major remodel is ill advised when you’re ready to sell, but a few upgrades could really make a difference in both your bottom line and selling time. Think about adding new appliances. If you have old vinyl floors and laminate countertops replace them with new, more stylish surfaces. And take a look at your cabinets. If they are in good shape overall, sanding and painting them might be the way to go to give your kitchen a fresh, enticing look.
Update your light and plumbing fixtures.
Those light fixtures that have been hanging in your kitchen since 1993 could probably use a little sprucing up. And, your faucets could probably do with an overhaul too. Updating these fairly inexpensive items that you could probably manage without a contractor are an easy and cost effective way to get your house to sell at a price you want.
Paint and Carpet
These items are considered somewhat disposable, so ensuring they are fresh for potential buyers will help you sell quickly, for more money. You won’t have to worry about odors causing an issue and you can welcome potential buyers into a new, neutral looking, clean environment.
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