When selling your home, the last thing you want to do is invest more into it, but in most cases making a few repairs or renovations to your home before putting it on the market can really be worth the financial and time investment. You want your home to look fresh, modern, and clean, and with a little work and money you can sometimes increase the value of your home by a considerable amount. Here are a few improvements that can really boost your home’s salability.
Fresh Coat Of Paint—Rooms with a fresh coat of paint look new and clean. You’ll want to keep the colors neutral and light, and this is a good opportunity to also make any repairs to ceilings and walls.
Flooring—Clean and polished hardwood floors or new carpeting is a big selling point for homes on the market. Again, if you plan on installing new flooring keep the colors neutral and the materials within the price range of the home in order to maximize your investment.
Kitchen Improvements—If your kitchen is outdated and your appliances old, then you may want to consider investing in some changes to this important room. A kitchen is often the major selling point of a home, and with a few cosmetic changes you can transform its appearance. Fresh paint, new cabinetry, and a modern sink and faucet can really make a huge difference in the appeal and asking price of your home.
Bathroom Improvements—Bathrooms, just like kitchens, can make a big difference in the price of your home if they are outdated and shabby in appearance. New fixtures and a fresh coat of paint can really improve your home’s appeal.
Exterior—Curb appeal is also an important point to remember when preparing your home for sale. You’ll want to fix any obvious exterior damage to your home and property, and consider adding some finishing touches such as flowers.
Overall, most of these improvements are relatively inexpensive compared to the increased value they can give your home. It is always a good idea to get the advice of a REALTOR® before going ahead, to ensure that you will get maximum profit from your improvement investment.