In today’s real estate market, when selling your home, you probably will have to make improvements and renovations to your property to stay competitive and receive the highest offer for your property.
Home improvements can include refurbishing, remodelling, repairing, or renovation projects in your home. All improvements are not created equal.
Some improvements add more value to your home than others. Here are the top three improvements to prep your property for a faster sale and higher sales price.
Kitchen Renovations & Upgrades Prior to Selling Your Home
If you want to increase the value of your home through improvements, the best room to start in is the kitchen. Appliances are very important to most home buyers.
In fact, it’s one of the first things that home buyers notice when home shopping.
As such, old appliances should be replaced; this is especially true if you have mismatched appliances in your kitchen.
If your budget allows, installing new countertops together with new appliances is ideal.
Additionally, when it comes to kitchen improvements, two of everything adds additional value to your home. Two ranges and two dishwashers are popular with those who enjoy entertaining or have large families. Built-in chopping block areas and trendy marble are also renovations to consider.
Painting your cabinets or even just changing the hardware (i.e., the knobs, handles, or pulls), are cheap renovation ideas to spruce up the kitchen.
Replace your Flooring Prior to Selling Your Home
Improvements made to the flooring will have the most dramatic effect on your living space. If your property still has carpet installed, you may want to consider swapping out the carpet for something else.
Specifically, there are so many inexpensive flooring options available such as, hardwood, stone, and laminate, all of which are more durable, easier to clean and last longer than carpet.
As such, there is no reason to have old and outdated flooring in your home.
Replace the Fixtures Prior to Selling Your Home
Upgrading and investing in quality fixtures throughout your property is an easy way to elevate and modernize your property without spending a lot of money.
Upgrading small things such as light switch covers, door handles, installing new locks are all easy yet effective upgrades. You can also install new ceiling fans and light fixtures throughout the entire house, as another way to modernize the residence.
Upgrading the faucets in the kitchen and the bathroom are easy yet important upgrades to make to your home, especially because these fixtures tend to wear easily.
Additional Pro tips for Selling Your Home: A new coat of paint in both the interior and the exterior, never hurts your home’s chances of selling faster. Use neutral colors to appeal to as many home buyers as possible.
Additionally, landscaping has a considerable effect on the visual impact of a home. A professionally landscaped yard with flowers, adds a nice touch to your property’s exterior appearance.
Storage is often a top priority for families. As such, sellers can look for cheap ways to increase storage throughout their property. For example, sellers can install shelving, install walls storage, and add organizational units in the closets.
Lastly, it should go without saying, but a clean house without clutter sells a lot faster than a dirty and cluttered home.