You may not be able to make every update your home needs before putting it on the market, but even a couple simple projects can close the deal. By making your property look its best you’ll be on your way to a quick, profitable sale.
Boost Curb Appeal
The outside of your home is your first, and undoubtedly most important, opportunity to make a great impression. For a cost-effective update that makes a big impact, consider painting or staining your front door. Spruce up your landscaping by trimming bushes, planting flowers and adding fresh mulch. Finish off the exterior by making sure the porch is well lit and adding a new doormat.
Paing Over Dark, Dingy Walls
Fresh paint brightens a room and helps your home feel clean. Choose a light, neutral color which will make the space look larger and help buyers visualize their furniture in your home.
As the inventory of new and resale homes starts to increase, the strong seller’s market of the past two years begins to move toward a more favorable market for buyers. Of course, “location, location, location” is still the No. 1 factor in real estate sales, but buyers in many areas of the country are finding a few days of “breathing room” in order to compare the properties they’ve seen before making an offer.