Of course nothing can or will replace the right list price, making certain changes to your home when selling can and does make an impact on how quickly your home will sell. A small investment can mean a high reward for you, even if it means you sell your home faster.
Think about it; spending $1000 on painting your home can mean you sell it quicker than another home that is showing its age. So you might not get the full $1000 back but you will get some of this back. Don’t forget though, you’ll be SAVING money by getting it sold quicker! You’ll save on taxes, insurance, interest, etc. In the end, you will get this money back and probably more!
Walk around your home and you know the things you’ve always put off doing? You know, those small things like painting an accent wall in each of the bedrooms (don’t forget to patch those nail holes!), replacing those old, antique ceiling fans in each room, updating the leaky faucets, or replacing the hardware on your cabinets. All these little things are of little cost compared to the return they will get you.
Other suggestions for increasing the value of your home:
- Kitchen updates like a new sink, faucet, etc.
- Bathroom updates like a new bathtub, faucet, etc.
- Updated lighting fixtures, bulbs, etc.
- Outdoor and landscaping lights
- New & trendy ceiling fans
- Contemporary lamps
- Garage storage rack system
- 8 stage whole house gravity water filter
- New landscaping such as mature trees for shade
- Trendy rugs for various rooms
- Water features such as fountains for the inside or outside
- All this making you feel stressed? Take a vacation!
Decorating your home, also known as staging, is important when selling your home. Adding nice rugs, new lamps, ensuring all your light bulbs are working are basic things that can be done to make your house look attractive. A lot of buyers have a hard time visualizing what a room could be. Help them by staging your house! Ever walk into an empty room and ask, “Will a king size bed fit in here? Can I fit a dresser and end table too?” Staging answers all this and more. You don’t have to go wild with staging so contact us today and we can help.
Go high tech if you can. Have a programmable thermostat with wi-fi, install touchless faucets, even touchless flushing toilets! Other ideas include mood lighting, dimmable LED light fixtures with built-in speakers with Bluetooth, outdoor speakers, wine fridge, and of course high end appliances.
Contact us today and we’ll assess your home for all these things and more. We can suggest these types of improvements to help get you the most for your home. Visit our Pinterest page for more ideas as well.
Having to go big is a possibility depending on the condition of your home. A new floor, whole house paint job, complete kitchen remodel or more could be a possibility or else you’ll get much less for your home. If you want to take on a project, the best piece of advice is to open up as much space as possible. Remove a wall or two, install a steel beam to avoid having columns and reap the profits from this home improvement job!
Contact Unique Horizons Realty Services for more advice and tips. We’re always here to help you!