Sometimes a home can sell with very few changes, and at other times, owners will need to put in some major work to get their place sold. While investing in some upgrades is not a guarantee to sell your home, these fixes are what potential buyers will be looking for and could even raise your asking price. Remember that buyers are likely comparing homes, features and all conditions.
One of the most obvious home improvements you can make involves your curb appeal. The first thing a potential buyer will notice is the outside of your home, so why not make it stand out? Invest in some simple fixes, like fresh mulch and vibrant flowers or potted plants.
Your front door is the second thing a buyer will note. A front door that opens and closes easily is a must. Having your entrance clean and fresh will invite your buyers in and a good first impression is what you are aiming for.
Nothing turns off a buyer more than worn or dirty carpets. If you have quality hardwood underneath, consider ripping up the carpet. Otherwise, invest in a professional cleaning or think about swapping it out for a crisp, new pattern.
Kitchen & Bath
You’ve probably heard it before, but the kitchen and bath are among the biggest deal breakers in the homebuying process. A fresh coat of paint, caulking around sinks and tubs, and replacing outdated handles and fixtures with more modern finishes can go a long way.
Homes are now trending toward more technologically advanced and energy-efficient features, and if you can offer buyers ways to be environmentally conscious and save money on their bills, they’ll be all in.
You wouldn’t want to move into a new home with a leaky roof or drafty windows and potential buyers won’t, either. Consider handling these inconveniences before listing your home—the ROI is worth it.
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