Low - Cost Improvements That Can Help In The Selling Process
ARE YOU PLANNING TO SELL YOUR HOME SOON?
I can help you with some minor and relatively inexpensive improvements that can pay huge dividends in your transaction. In addition to boosting the value of your home, they can help sell your house with the high value.
Many homeowners go wrong in deciding which improvements to make as they improve or “over-improve” in areas that may not be particularly appealing to current homebuyers in that area.
That is where an expert consultation with a qualified realtor comes in the picture. I suggest a competent and experienced consultant can answer these questions:
- What is my house worth?
- What are the buyers looking for?
- How to sell my house?
Following given crucial factors can help you decide on simple renovations or improvements that boost the value and appeal of your home without breaking the bank.
These improvements can be done without outside help and can make your home look more inviting and move-in ready. When buyers know that they can cook in the kitchen, relax in the bedroom and entertain in the backyard that very weekend, there will be a feeding frenzy at your open house!
First Impressions -
Your home’s exterior is the first thing buyers see (in-person and online). If it doesn’t look right, they’ll move on to the next listing. So the curb appeal is a significant factor for a successful home sale. A few tips to add curb appeal include repairing the exterior, painting the front door and shutters, planting new flowers, trimming hedges, landscaping, and more So walk across the street, turn around and ask yourself, “Does my house look appealing, inviting and structurally sound at first glance?”
Simply make a list of ways –
- to enhance the positives (such as flowers for your driveway…).
- To eliminate the negatives (such as cleaning up your garden…).
Overgrown or patchy lawns are an eyesore, and some low-maintenance landscaping would go a long way in adding to your curb appeal. Give your front door a face-lift with a fresh coat of paint, updating the surface or fixing the wobbly doorknob. The front facade should reflect a stable and inviting home. You could remove old and frayed awnings for an updated look.
Also, do not forget the side and rear views as buyers walk around and peek over fences. Make these minor changes and prepare to get an updated answer to the question – What is my house worth?
Remove All Question Marks -
The Buyers should never look at a fixture, floor or appliance and wonder, “What is that crack?” or “Does it work?”
Individually, small repairs do not seem important, but if every room has a tiny issue, they collectively give an impression of a neglected home. Walk around your home with a critical eye and list all the little things that need attention or repair.
Tackle your “to do” list at the earliest and stay on top of maintenance and repairs. It’s advisable to give a once over to your electrical services, wrap or fix loose wires, fix faulty outlets, check for and fix any water leaks, and so on.
It also has an additional benefit of fixing small problems before they become big and expensive. These details are signs of a well-cared for home, which will ultimately help sell your home fast.
Clean And Stage The House For Sale -
Once repairs are done, and your home is in good working order, it’s time to show off its best features. That starts with deep cleaning. Buyers will examine every room, surface, and shelf with a magnifying glass, so you need to prepare for their judgment. Plus, at this step, you need to stop thinking of the house as yours and start looking at it from a visitor’s perspective. Decluttering, cleaning thoroughly, and getting rid of any odours will make the real estate property feel welcoming, spacious, and ready for new owners. If you can afford to, consider hiring a professional home cleaning service.
Once you have a clean home, you can begin to stage. The goal of home staging is to make it easier for potential buyers to see themselves in your home, rather than seeing signs of your personality everywhere. Doing this can decrease your time on the market and help sell your home for more money. The principal rooms to stage in a house for sale are the kitchen, living room, master bedroom, and master bathroom. You can hire a stager who’ll bring in furniture and design pieces. This is especially important if you’ve already moved out as an empty house is more difficult to sell.
Sellers who do not clean and stage their homes are throwing money down the drain. Remember, the goal in this step is to create an inviting space that lets buyers see your house as theirs. So, failing to do this will not only reduce your sale price but may also prevent you from getting a sale at all. With guidance from your real estate agent, cleaning and staging don’t have to cost a fortune. Plus, this will also get your home picture-perfect so your photographer can capture it in the best possible condition for the listing.
If you want to know more about staging your house, read my blog about the staging –
“OUR COMPLETE GUIDE ON STAGING FOR ANY HOMEOWNER.”
“OUR COMPLETE GUIDE ON STAGING FOR ANY HOMEOWNER.”
Visually Increase Your Home’s Square Footage -
Visual space, or how large a home feels, is as important a factor for establishing the worth of your house, as its actual square footage.
“De-cluttering” is critical to make each room feel larger. A clutter-free home appears cleaner and more prominent, and with beautiful and well-proportioned furniture appropriately placed, an impression of a large and airy home can be created effortlessly.
Letting in light by replacing heavy drapes with vertical blinds or shutters makes the rooms look bigger. Strategically placing mirrors can also achieve a similar effect.
Few well-placed lamps, switching to a higher wattage, and inexpensive light dimmers enhance the living area while adding space to the room.
Finally, the home must be squeaky clean so that it looks bright, sparkly and inviting.
Paint, Paint And Paint -
I will suggest it is one of the most cost-effective improvements of all is – paint!!!
It keeps your home looking its best and also defending its surfaces from wear, tear, and the elements. Focusing on high-traffic areas, such as the kitchen and bathrooms instead of re-painting the whole home will help save some dollars.
In individual rooms, painting or wallpapering just an accent wall would help freshen up the look. Choosing neutrals over other colours ensures that your home appeals to the most significant number of people and gives an impression of larger spaces.
In all, a freshly painted home looks clean, updated and desirable. This results in more excellent value to the Buyer and helps sell your home faster.
Get Smart Home Features / Smart Home Gadgets -
Smart home technology adding a few smart home’s gadgets have had a significant impact on the real estate market and has become a common thing these days. If you’re wondering how to sell a house, consider adding smart features and gadgets in your property. This will not only increase its value and allow you to sell for a higher price but will also make the property more attractive to a large potential buyer pool. In turn, smart homes often spend less time on the market — meaning, they sell fast.
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(REAL ESTATE COACH & BROKER OWNER)