One of the most common problems that sellers have is that their homes need updating and they don’t want to sink any money into a home that they’re trying to sell. While it’s understandable that they don’t want to spend money on a home they are selling they will ultimately get a better price and sell the home faster if they do some smart upgrades and quick renovations. Even just fixing some cosmetic things around the house can make a big difference in how much interest there is in the home. These 4 upgrades don’t cost a lot and can be done quickly to make older homes more appealing to buyers:

Update The Bathrooms

Dated looked bathrooms are a real turn off for buyers. Spend a weekend upgrading the fixtures in the bathroom. Put in a new showerhead, change out the vanity and the hardware, and give it a backsplash or a beautiful new coat of paint and it will transform the bathroom. It will look and feel new which is exactly what buyers want. And if you can increase the storage that’s an upgrade that will pay off too.

Get A Cleaning Team

This is an upgrade that doesn’t come with any extra work for sellers. For a couple hundred-dollar investment the entire house will look, smell, and feel brand new. Professional cleaners who clean from top to bottom will leave the house sparkling and buyers will notice. Get any carpet professionally cleaned to get rid of any lingering stains and odors, especially if you have pets. The house will look impressive and move in ready that that is something that is very important to buyers.

Powerwash The Exterior

The curb appeal of the home is also important. Buyers decide within ten seconds of pulling up to a home if they want to see the inside of not. A newly washed home, clean windows, a newly painted door, and a powerwashed driveway and walkway will really showcase the beauty of the home’s exterior and draw potential buyers into the home. It’s an investment that is totally worth it.

Change The Countertops

Investing in new countertops can make up for not renovating the kitchen completely. The countertops are usually the first thing that a potential buyer notices in the kitchen. If the countertops are old, stained, or just dull that will make a buyer lose interest in the home. Gleaming new quartz countertops, which are the hot trend right now, will impress buyers and make the kitchen feel fresh and new. Quartz countertops are very affordable and can be installed in just a day so you don’t need to take on a huge renovation project to replace your current countertops.


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Listing information last updated on September 23rd, 2023 at 11:46am CDT.