Guest article by Alice Robertson of tidyhome.info
Upgrades and Projects That Make a Difference
When Selling Your Home
Making the most of a home sale can be as simple as making some small improvements. If you are getting ready to put your home on the market, simple projects can add the most value to your home while attracting more potential buyers. Before you list your home, consider taking care of these tasks.
Declutter and Clean Your Home
One of the most important things you can do to get your home ready for sale is to clean and declutter. Your house should be free of messes, dust, dirt, and grime before you put it on the market, so remove any clutter to make your house seem more open. Potential buyers won't be able to focus on seeing themselves living there if they can't look past the clutter. Make sure you clear out any storage areas, too, as these can be big selling points for potential buyers.
Once you’ve gotten rid of the clutter, do a deep clean on all areas of your home. You can use a checklist to clean it yourself, or hire professionals to save yourself the time and hassle.
Paint Interior Walls
Wall colors can make a big difference in the value and appeal of your home. If your walls are painted bright or vibrant hues, you could have a harder time selling your home. Sellers should pick out neutral, light colors to help their homes appeal to potential buyers. Lighter colors can also help smaller spaces appear more spacious. With a few basic supplies, you can complete the painting yourself in no time. Take your time cleaning and prepping the surfaces first, and give the paint plenty of time to dry before you begin showing your home.
Invest in Upgrades that Make a Difference
If you have the resources, there are some renovations that can help you make the most of your home sale. Making updates to your kitchen could add some major value to your home. They don’t have to be major upgrades, either. You can repaint the cabinets or install a side-by-side sink.
Making easy, affordable upgrades is the simplest way to add a little bit of value to your home, but larger-scale renovations can also pay off. For instance, granite countertops can be a major selling point for homes. Granite countertops come in a variety of colors and patterns, which will give your home a unique touch that will make it stand out from others on the market. Check out Better Homes & Gardens’ ideas for inspiration on how granite countertops can help add style and appeal to any home.
Add Some Curb Appeal
The front of your house is the first thing people will see when they come to view your home, so make sure yours is warm and welcoming. You can add charming curb appeal by keeping the front of your house and your yard clean and tidy. Out in the yard, make sure your flower beds have fresh mulch and the lawn is well-kept. If you want to add a splash of color, consider planting some additional flowers or flowering shrubs.
Bolster Your Listing with Technology
When it’s finally time to list your home, consider using a real estate app to help speed up the selling process and increase your chances of selling at a higher price. One popular example is Zillow, which allows buyers to easily search for and filter homes in their desired locations. This can mean more traffic for your listing.
That said, don’t overlook the importance of your phone, which needs to be up to date so that you can use smartphone apps without issue. If you’re in need of an upgrade, don’t purchase anything without first researching options to compare the latest phones. Be sure to consider features, price and size.
Selling your home doesn’t have to be stressful. With a handful of improvements and the right tools, you can have a majorly positive impact on the sale of your home. From cleaning to adding curb appeal, you’re sure to sell your home in no time.