When a homeowner is thinking about putting their house on the market they should make a list of any projects or work that needs to be done and think about spending some money on the house before putting it on the market. The return on that investment can be substantial. But even a simple and budget friendly refresh of the house can make a huge difference in attracting buyers. Before sellers put a house on the market they should always:
Painting is a simple and cheap way to make a house look brand new again. The fresh colors and new paint job will dramatically improve the appeal for buyers. Homeowners should always use neutral colors so that potential buyers can imagine their own stuff against the neutral backdrop of the walls. If there are any bright colors on the walls in bedrooms like green, blue or pink they should be painted over white or another neutral color.
Fix The Flooring
Flooring is something that buyers will definitely notice. But, if the current owners don’t want to invest a lot of money into fancy hardwood floors there are budget friendly flooring options like wood laminate or stone laminate that look great and are a lot less expensive than traditional hardwood flooring. Linoleum floors are also becoming popular again as a very inexpensive way to give a home a more updated look.
Spruce Up The Bathrooms
Bathrooms are a huge selling point for a home, but only if they are clean, fresh and appealing. New tile or paint is a must for the bathrooms. Stick on tile sheets that look like vintage hex tiles are fantastic for the bathroom and they are easy to install and not that expensive. At the very least the bathroom should be deep cleaned and the tile should be regrouted with fresh grout.
Overhaul The Kitchen
Homeowners may not have the time or the money to spend totally revamping the kitchen. But that’s not always necessary. Decluttering the kitchen, stowing away appliances that aren’t used often, and playing up the functionality of the kitchen are all ways to make the kitchen look and function better without the cost of a full remodel.
Clean Up The Yard
Homeowners often forget about the yard of their home, but potential buyers will definitely notice. So old brush and debris should be cleaned away. The lawn should be mowed and if there is a garden or paths those design features need to be cleaned up before the house is listed. Fresh mulch, new flowering plants, and some outdoor living elements like a fire pit can make a big difference when it comes to getting the interest of buyers.
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