When you’re in the market to sell your home, it’s understandable that you want to get the best price possible. In order to get that extra cash, there are a few easy updates that can increase the value of a home and attract more interested viewers. Let us walk you through a few ideas that can help upgrade your home before it goes on the market.
A pretty front door
First impressions can make or break a sale. The front of the property is the first thing that people see, and it is essential to either replace a weathered door or give it a good paint job.
A fresh paint job
Splashing neutral tones on the walls will do wonders for your home. Fresh paint has the effect of making the inside of a property look newer and more modern. As much as it’s nice to have colours in a room, neutral paints lighten up your walls and can make a room appear bigger, while making the space look less personalised. This is especially important for the potential buyers who are viewing the property.
Updating your kitchen
We’re not talking about an expensive renovation, but instead, a makeover to remodel the space. Modern and open kitchens are a huge selling point because of the room’s importance in daily life. A few improvements would include new fixtures, a paint job and flooring. It’s important to remember that the kitchen should remain consistent with the rest of the property, and not drastically nicer and more expensive.
Similar to a kitchen, a bathroom renovation can get pricey but once spruced up, is likely to add value to a property. Something as simple as modernising the toilet seat, the fixtures and door knobs will update the space nicely. And of course, a fresh coat of paint!
Replacing old carpet
As cozy as carpets can be during the colder months, it’s a turnoff to move into a new place with the previous owner’s old carpets riddled with germs and dust. Putting in new carpets, or better yet, hardwood and tile floors throughout the property will work improve the appearance of the home for viewers.
Declutter each room
Less is more when it comes to property. Rooms filled with personal items and furniture are not appealing to buyers. The point is to have people believe that this property could be theirs. In addition, decluttering will open up the space and make it bigger to the eye.
Landscaping your garden
A garden – that’s a selling point in itself! However, why have a garden if you can’t even enjoy it? Some simple beautification will highlight your outdoor space to potential buyers. Trimming any hedges and trees, laying down sod and planting some colourful flowers will catch the eye of viewers when they first see the property.
It goes without saying that a property must be neat and tidy before viewings, but there are other general maintenance procedures that are crucial to take of before selling a home. Interested buyers will want to ensure that the house is safe, mould-free, leak-free and rot-free. As long as the property is loved and cared for, there shouldn’t be any problems.
Good luck preparing your home for the big sale!