Upgrade Your Home & Your Profit!
Getting ready to sell your home is an exciting time, and like most homeowners looking to sell, you’ve probably been thinking about the dollar signs.
After all, what is your home worth?
Is it a market for buyers or sellers?
And most importantly, what can you do to increase your home’s value before you sell?
Regardless of what your home is worth and the current real estate market conditions, there are many great ways to increase your home’s potential buyer interests, hasten your sale, and MAKE MORE MONEY!
That’s right, a few simple home upgrades and improvements could make a world of difference in your home’s sale.
In this article, we will be sharing a few brilliant ways you can upgrade your home and sweeten the sale!
Paint, Paint, & More Paint!
When it comes to selling your home, paint is a BIG deal!
The last thing you want is for potential homebuyers to feel that there is a need for a lot of cosmetic work if they were to move into your home.
So, break out the fresh paint!
Start by finishing any unfinished projects and repainting areas that look scuffed or worn.
Next, be sure to tone down any bright or overly distracting colors with something more neutral and visually pleasing.
Change out old Door Knobs & Cabinetry Handles
Door and cabinetry knobs tend to show a lot of aging in homes.
Knobs around your home can get somewhat dinged up and even become loose over time, not to mention, the old style and color of the knobs may no longer be complementary to the home.
New doorknobs are a great way to make every entrance feel fresh, secure, and up to date.
The same goes for your kitchen and bathroom cabinetry.
New handles are an easy way to give old surfaces a facelift.
Replace Outdated Light Fixtures
Lighting is essential to home selling and buying experiences.
Outdated and poorly performing light fixtures are a significant eyesore for potential home buyers.
If you have lighting in your home that you know could use an upgrade, do it!
You want your home to feel bright, up to date, and inviting when potential buyers do their walkthrough.
Great lighting always leaves a positive impression.
Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is everything!
The view of your house from the street is where potential homebuyers make their first impression before even entering the home.
Most potential buyers immediately decide whether they feel positive or negative about a home just from the street view.
If your potential buyers experience a poor first impression, it may affect the rest of their walkthrough experience and your sale.
To avoid the pitfalls of drabby curb appeal, be sure to put in some work and show your home’s outdoor spaces some love before you list!
Here’s what you can do:
- Remove any child toys or debris
- Replace your old mailbox
- Paint or replace your front door
- Place fresh plants/flowers near your front entrance
- Replace/improve outdoor seating areas
- Pressure wash your front porch/patio/driveway
- Manicure your lawn – mow, edge, de-weed, and plant a few fresh plants or small bushes
When improving curb appeal, keep in mind that you want the home to feel inviting and well maintained.
Your potential buyers should be able to visualize themselves coming home to the residence positively.
Broken, worn out, and outdated appliances can put a real damper on a potential buyer’s home viewing experience.
No home buyer wants to come into a walkthrough with positive aspirations for the home, only to be distracted by a stove from the 70s and an old college-dorm style microwave.
Update your appliances!
Polish up old Window Frames & Replace the Blinds
Windows are a crucial feature in every home; they bring in natural lighting while also making the home feel spacious and airy.
Unfortunately, window seals and frames tend to build up dust and lose their luster over time.
Repainting your windows seals and framing is a great way to polish up your home’s views.
Don’t forget about those blinds, either.
Window blinds can be seen from the outside and inside of your home, so you want to make sure you have them cleaned thoroughly and replaced as needed.
Upgrade Your Countertops
Last but not least, countertops!
Upgraded kitchen and bathroom countertops are always a huge selling point, and let’s face it; laminate countertops do not impress anyone.
If you’ve got room in your budget to upgrade your home’s countertops with something a bit more sleek and modern, you could significantly increase your home’s selling potential and profit margins by doing so.
Upgrade a House to Sell a Home
These impactful home upgrades are incredibly useful when looking for ways to sell your home fast and make a little extra off the top!
For more information on selling your home in today’s market, give Key Realtors a call today!
Our team of real estate professionals is more than happy to point you in the right direction and get you the most out of your sale!