Choosing Smart Projects
When getting ready to sell your home, there are a few small and some large projects you may want to tackle to help increase either your home’s value, or its desirability amongst potential buyers.
The Quick Fixes
A fresh paint job can go a long way. Choosing neutral colors is the best way to appeal to the widest assortment of buyers, while showcasing your home’s potential. Flooring is another quick change you can make to bring your home up to date and add some style. Although new flooring may cost you initially, it can be made up for with a quick sale. Addressing the décor of your home is another important thing to consider. Ensuring you have proper window treatments up, no unnecessary clutter laying around, and that the home is tidy, will make it possible for buyers to see the pluses of the space, not just faults – making it easier to sell your home.
The two projects that will see the biggest returns on the value of your home, are your bathroom(s) and your kitchen. By renovating these rooms you take big-ticket projects off a buyer’s ‘to-do’ list, making it easier to sell your home. You don’t always need to do a full renovation either, sometimes changing a bathroom vanity, the flooring or even just your countertops can be enough to give the entire space a facelift. Although these projects can ring up a significant bill, they also increase the value of your home and you will often see this money returned to you in the valuation of the property.
There are many people who simply throw their homes on the market without preparing for it. Homes that are unkempt and out of date often sit on the market much longer than those that have simply been tidied and spruced-up (even in the most basic ways). Invest just a little in your home before putting it on the market to increase its visibility, desirability and to sell your home faster.