The effect affordable improvements have on home value
If you're trying to add value to your home, several projects tend to add more value than others. For example, upgrading kitchens with new appliances and fixtures will pay off, especially if you're updating a particularly old space. Bathrooms are another source of home value when updating accessories and features. Tidying up outdoor areas tends to pay off, and any major improvements such as a roof, backyard and front landscaping almost always earn their cost back.
Spend money on what can be seen versus what can't be seen. Think new door handles, not new doors, and spiffed-up appliance fronts, not new appliances. Fix up the exterior first, then the interior.
Kitchen and Bathroom facelift
The kitchen and bathrooms are not only the most-used rooms in the house, but they are also the rooms home shoppers ask about most frequently.
Even minor remodelling and upgrades to the bench tops, cabinets or fixtures will make these rooms look new and update old lighting fixtures. If you have a dark or small kitchen/bathroom, make it look larger and brighter by using a lighter finish on the cabinets and splash back.
Fresh coat of paint
New paint makes everything look clean and bright, and you can do it yourself relatively inexpensively on interior walls.
Paint with a neutral colour such as white, beige, grey etc…... It will make the house seem larger, and it will be inoffensive to buyers. And don't forget the ceiling.
Enhance the lighting
Consider replacing the dining room lights with an eye-catching chandelier. Create a comfortable ambience with recessed lighting that is controlled with dimmer switches to provide the appropriate amount of light for different activities. Change the batten holders to down lights which bring the home a modern look.
Improve Curb Appeal
The way your home looks will establish a first impression that will leave an indelible mark on prospective buyers.
A nicely mowed lawn, a few well-placed shrubs and a swept walkway make a great first impression. Also making improvements like the hedges and trees are neatly trimmed, giving exterior accents a fresh coat of paint, and pressure-washing the driveway will draw the attention to your home and give your home a clean look for potential buyers.
Today, there are dozens of choices of plant materials that can add colour and style to your front yard. Stop by your local landscaping centre—they'll have dozens of ideas for you.
Clear the Clutter
It is essential to present the home in its best condition. For any showing, all clutter should be removed, and rooms should be clean and organized. Cleaned and organized rooms will give the impression that the home has been well-tended to and cared for. A clean and uncluttered room will also appear larger than a mussed-up space. Wipe down the floor, cabinets, and vents to clear the home of dust and dirt build-up.
Price It Right
Even in a sellers’ market, it’s crucial to set your house at the right price to maximize selling potential. Pricing your house too high is actually a detriment to the sale. The goal is to drive high attention from competing buyers and let bidding wars push the final sales price up.
Work with your trusted real estate professional to determine the best list price for your house. Having an expert on your side in this process is truly essential.
Give Buyers Access
Buyers are less likely to make an offer on your house if they aren’t able to easily schedule a time to check it out. If your home is available anytime, that opens up more opportunities for multiple buyers to go from curious to eager. It also allows buyers on tight schedules to still get in to see your house.
While health continues to be a great concern throughout the country, it’s important to work with your agent to find the best safety measures and digital practices for your listing. This will drive visibility and create access options that also keep everyone in the process safe.
If you want to sell on your terms, in the least amount of time, and for the best price, today’s market sets the stage to make that happen. Let’s connect today to determine the best ways to maximize the sale of your house.