When listing your home for sale, the last thing you want to do is costly renovations that take considerable time, effort and exactly what you don’t want to spend – lots of money. Instead of making large changes to your home, take a look around and see what little things you can do to boost your potential selling price. Upgrade your cabinet pulls in the bathroom and kitchen, as well as your light switch and plug fixtures to give your home a freshened-up look with minimal cost. Add some insulation to your attic to promote your home’s energy-efficient capabilities – and savings to your potential buyers.
The kitchen – known as the heart of the home – can turn a lookie-loo into an actual buyer with the right updates. Consider changing out your backsplash or incorporating accent paint to make the kitchen really stand out. If you’re tight on counter space, add a rolling island to allow buyers to see how easily they can adapt the space to their needs.
Before listing your home, take a good, hard look at your home’s exterior and spotlight any areas that need work. Fix any crooked gutters or shutters, prune your hedges and trees, pull weeds, give your front door a fresh coat of paint and fix your address numbers to make your home look more inviting. To really make a good impression, spruce up your yard with pretty flowers that can also add vibrant pops of color. Place potted plants on either side of the front door to adorn your patio – which can be taken with you to add some beauty to your new front porch when you move!
An important part of putting your home’s best foot forward involves proper staging to allow buyers to see how they might live in your already-occupied space. If you’re not sure where to start, or what to do with half-furnished or empty rooms, make a call for help. Professional stagers can help move furniture around – or even add their own furniture – to ensure your home lives up to its potential.
Equipped with just a few tips – and a minimal investment – it’s time to sit back and let the offers come rolling in!