Sellers don’t need to jump on the latest home trends in order to really wow potential buyers. There are lots of classic upgrades and fixes that homeowners can use to make their homes more attractive to buyers. Updating their homes in small ways can often be just as dramatic as removing walls and other huge remodels. Buyers like to see a potential home as a clean slate where they can add their own touches to a stylish and charming home. Here are a few ways that sellers can create the blank canvas that buyers want to see using timeless and classic upgrades and fixes:

Invest In New Siding

New siding can be an expensive investment for sellers but it’s something that will really wow potential buyers. Upgrading the siding to a modern material like carbon cement siding that has a beautiful classic wood look will give the home a huge boost in curb appeal while also giving buyers a big incentive to buy the home. Getting the siding replaced is a big job and buyers are going to be a lot more interested in a home that has brand new siding.

Quartz Countertops

Modern homebuyers love the look of a clean and sophisticated kitchen. Replacing the granite countertops with white quartz countertops that have veining like marble will give any kitchen an elegant upgrade. Quartz countertops are extremely durable and they are also affordable. They are a great alternative to marble because they require almost no upkeep but always look gorgeous. Potential buyers will be thrilled to see new quartz countertops in the kitchen of a home they are considering buying.

Hardwood Flooring

houses for sale in edmontonHardwood floors have a timeless elegance that buyers love. Installing real hardwood floors may cost more than a seller wants to spend on a home they are trying to sell but the investment is ultimately worth the cost. If sellers really don’t want to spend the money to get real hardwoods a cheaper alternative like reclaimed wood or wood look vinyl can give the home the same drama and appeal as hardwoods without the high cost. Taking out old carpet is a must if sellers want to make the home more appealing to buyers.

Investing In Landscaping

Buyers will decide within the first five seconds of seeing a home if they are really interested in the home or not. That means that the curb appeal of your home is extremely important. Updating your landscaping, filling in blank spots with flowers and hedges, and making sure that loose brush and dead trees are removed will give a home a stately and manicured look that will make buyers love the home as soon as they see it for the first time.




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Listing information last updated on May 27th, 2022 at 1:46am CDT.