The word is out! Some are calling it a “Seller’s Market,” and if that is true for the real estate sector you currently own in, you may be considering a move. Keep reading if you are looking for some quick and easy (especially on your wallet) ways to boost your current house’s value. These are 7 easy tips that’ll position you to sell faster than others.
First and foremost, take care of the front door. The old saying that “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression,” is especially true when the entry point to someone’s forever-home starts at the door. This can be done with a fresh coat of paint, new doorknob or splurge a little and buy a new unit.
Next in line is your front lawn. Keep it simple when it comes to your lawn. Buyers, of course, respond poorly when they see a neglected front yard, but they have also been known to immediately talk themselves out of a house where the landscaping looks too expensive to maintain. Safe bet? Make sure your front landscape looks comparable to the nicer homes in your neighborhood, healthy and easily maintained for the win.
Along with painting the front door, make sure you brush over the house as well. This goes for inside and out. A fresh coat of paint is a wonderfully inexpensive way to increase the value of your current home. Choose neutral shades to appeal to the most significant number of potential buyers instead of choosing bright, impactful colors that may only attract a few people’s interests.
Arguably one if the most over looked details is cabinet hardware, remember that details matter. These minor enhancements won’t cost you a fortune and have a more considerable impact than what you think in the buyer’s mind.
Let there be light! Clean or replace outdated light fixtures, including outlet and switch plates. Updating indoor and outdoor lighting will immediately affect how potential buyers experience the home you are selling.
If you plan to leave appliances to the next homeowner, try to have them match or at least be the same name brand. Noticeably clashing or mismatched, especially large appliances like your refrigerator and dishwasher, can give the impression that one recently broke down and the next may soon follow.
Finally, if you want to go the extra mile…consider crown molding to add some pizazz that will impress potential buyers.
We hope these tips spark some ideas and encourage you to make the necessary changes to sell your home fast.