5 Quick and inexpensive upgrades to help your home sell faster
If you are getting ready to sell your home, you are probably looking at the best ways to get it sold at a great price and quickly. One of the best ways to do this is to invest in some home improvements to give your home a facelift. Upgrading your home to sell can often be expensive and time consuming, but what if you just want to do a few quick and easy improvements to help your home sell faster? Here are 5 upgrades that can completely change the feel of your home without needing a contractor or money tree.
The first thing that buyers will notice when they walk into your home is the paint on the walls. Does it make the home feel dark or are the colors too bright and distracting? Painting all the walls in neutral or earth tones can give buyers a blank canvas to work with. Even if you already have neutral tones, repainting can make the home feel new again and covers up all those areas where the paint has chipped.
Like paint, the floors can give your home a completely new feel. The flooring should match and flow well throughout the house. No buyer wants a home that has mismatched laminate flooring or carpet. If you already have matching floor, retouching them can brighten the space. Carpet can be cleaned, but replace it if it is stained or old and worn. With hardwood floors, get them sanded and refinished.
- Kitchen and Bathroom
Two of the biggest selling points inside of the home are the kitchen and bathroom. They are also the most expensive to upgrade. There are ways to give these areas a new look without breaking the bank. Repaint or refinish the cabinets and add new handles and hinges, like soft-close hinges. Put a new faucet in the kitchen sink, and match it to the appliances. In the bathroom, update the faucets on the sink and put in a new shower head. These small upgrades can make the kitchen and bathrooms feel a little more luxurious.
When someone comes to view your home, what is the first thing they will see? It’s the outside of your home. The easiest thing you can do to add a little curb appeal is to clean your yard. Clear the walkways, weed your gardens, and mow your lawn. Also do repairs like fixing a broken fence or gate. Make it feel more welcoming by adding a welcome mat, put a wreath on the door, and place some potted plants on your porch. An outdoor seating area like a rocking chair or porch swing is also a big plus.
Before you take any pictures of your home, stage it for the buyer. Clean your house. Remove any excess furniture and clutter. Move things around so that it flows well. Take down any family photos, extreme decorations, or any other personalized items. You want the buyer to imagine they are living there when viewing your house. Some buyers won’t be able to get past the massive pile of dirty laundry or your Bob Marley themed living room. A blank canvas with homely furnishings is going to be much more inviting and will sell better.