Sellers that want to get an offer on their house fast should always be willing to spend a little bit of money sprucing the house up to make it more attractive to buyers. In a newer house there’s usually not that many things that need to be done to make the house look great. But an older home that doesn’t reflect the modern floor plan and finishing’s that buyers today expect could really benefit from a bit up an upgrade when the owners want to sell it. The upgrades that are going to sell homes fast in 2020 are:

New Countertops

Design experts are already predicting that the most popular upgrade that buyers will want in 2020 is new countertops. Quartz countertops are poised to be a huge trend this year after growing in popularity over the last few years. One of the best investments that sellers can make is replacing their tired granite countertops with gleaming new quartz countertops. Buyers will definitely notice.

Built ins And Custom Storage

Storage is always something that buyers want, and sellers can get a lot more buyer interest if they spend a little money on custom storage and built ins. The cost of custom storage solutions is low compared to the return that the seller will get for adding a lot of custom storage or built ins in the family room. Adding storage in bedrooms, mudroom, and the laundry room as well as the kitchen will lead to a quick sale.

Great Mudrooms

Mudrooms are quickly becoming one of the must have features in a new family home. Parents want a drop zone that is out of sight to contain the mess of jackets, bookbags, shoes, boots, and general clutter that kids create. And it’s nice for the adults to have someplace to take off their coats and put their stuff down when they first come in as well. Creating a dedicated mudroom instead of just fixing up an entry way is a smart way to increase the interest in a home without spending a fortune.

Outdoor Living Space

More and more buyers expect entertainment ready outdoor spaces as well was indoor spaces. That means homeowners that sink some money into things like replacing sod, getting bushes and branches professionally taken out, adding a fire pit, screening in a deck, or fixing up the patio area will find that their efforts create a lot more interest in the home from buyers.

Updated Finishes

Another important but budget friendly upgrade that will pay off for sellers is to refresh the hardware and lighting throughout the house. Swap out dated brass or brushed copper cabinet hardware, lighting fixtures, and bathroom fixtures for neutral and updated brushed silver or matte black finishes that will look modern and elegant.


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Listing information last updated on September 23rd, 2023 at 12:16pm CDT.