5 Simple Home Renovations To Make Before You Sell
So, you’re looking to sell your home? Selling a property can be an exciting time, a significant life change, a move to a new destination, or simply a way to turn an investment property into some long-awaited profit.
However, amid all the excitement and a little stress, there are some essentials you need to consider if you wish to maximize your home’s sellability. Maximizing your home’s appeal to potential buyers is a way to squeeze every piece of profit from your property.
Whatsmore, these renovations, and last-minute home upgrades don’t have to break the bank and can all be done over a spare weekend through getting stuck into a touch of DIY. Before selling, let’s take a look at what home renovations are worth it.
List of Home Improvement Projects
There’s nothing better you can do for your home’s buyer appeal than to apply fresh paint. This can be exterior, if possible, and throughout the entire interior. Even if walls and ceilings don’t look particularly old to you, a fresh coat of paint will eliminate any marks of fading you’ve become accustomed to while living on the property.
When a buyer walks into a room, greeted by beautiful bright paint, it not only makes the aesthetics more appealing but gives the impression they’re buying from someone who has looked after the property.
Using neutral paint colors when applying fresh paint is also important, as going crazy with one color can be off-putting to some. Use plain but bright neutral colors throughout your home. Hiring a decorator may be a good idea if you’re unsure which colors and tones work best for your home.
Did you know that the bathroom is one of the home’s most significant selling points? Yep, an old, dated, damp bathroom is a considerable buyer turn-off. According to this report by Remodeling, a mid-range addition/upgrade valued at $91,000 can add a resale value of $26,800, meaning a 54% return on investment for a relatively simple bathroom upgrade.
Carefully consider the aesthetics of your bathroom. You don’t have to renovate it entirely, but consider replacing dated tops with new sleek concrete pieces. Adopt a clean, minimalistic approach to appeal to modern buyers.
While this upgrade will require hiring a fitter, replacing and updating your current flooring can work wonders for your home’s appeal. Whether you have wood flooring or carpets, sprucing them up is a great way to make a striking first impression on a buyer.
Adding sleek hardwood floors to your home can significantly increase the value of your home. However, this can be a little expensive. So if you’re on a tight budget, you may want to upgrade carpets or, if your property already had hardwood flooring, consider refinishing them.
When you’re looking to buy a home, first impressions count. Imagine pulling up to a property you’re interested in, only to be greeted by an overgrown lawn, piles of dead leaves, and a tangled mess of weeds. Chances are, you’d drive away before the sellers even had an opportunity to open the door. Curb appeal is everything and your home must shine!
Taking the time and effort to add love to your outdoor space is crucial for selling your home. Either hire a landscaper to completely redesign the garden and create a beautiful area with immaculate lawns, water features, and sculptures. Or, you can get stuck into some good old-fashioned DIY. If you need inspiration for cheap renovation ideas Pinterest is a great place to do this.
At the bare minimum, remove any weeds, mow lawns, trim hedges, and add some fancy plants and pots if you’re feeling adventurous. Strive to make that first impression count. Another small, easy DIY job is to clear out your gutters. No one wants to move into a property with gutters overflowing with leaves resulting in flooding when they first move in. Clean out your gutters thoroughly and consider installing a leaf guard for gutters.
You never want to sell a home full of clutter and the messes of day-to-day life. It happens to the best of us; we let out homes get overrun with kids’ toys, work stuff, and cooking equipment that can quickly pile up and create a cluttered space before you know it.
When showing someone you’re home, however, you want things to be simple, clean, and clutter-free. So it’s important to declutter, remove clutter such as dishes, toys, and piles of washing lying around. That should go without saying, but it’s also essential to go a step further than that. Clean out the garage, tidy up the shed, and organize spare rooms, taking anything you don’t need to the tip or with you to your new home.
Before allowing people to come and see how fantastic your soon-to-be former home is, make sure you consider all or at least some of these renovations. To recap, let’s check out those main renovations you need to make:
- A fresh splash of paint
- Update bathrooms
- Change the flooring
Although many of these points are relatively minor factors to consider, they all impact how appealing your home will be to potential buyers. With just a small investment of money and time before you sell, you can maximize how much you can sell your home for. There are so many cheap home improvements that make a big difference and you don’t have to hire contractors for many of them. There are several cheap DIY home improvements you can do.
So before you sell your home, make sure you have gone through this checklist to make sure everything is on order before you sell.
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About the Author
Top Wellington Realtor, Michelle Gibson, wrote: “5 Simple Home Renovations To Make Before You Sell”
Michelle has been specializing in residential real estate since 2001 throughout Wellington Florida and the surrounding area. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or rent she will guide you through the entire real estate transaction. If you’re ready to put Michelle’s knowledge and expertise to work for you call or e-mail her today.
Areas of service include Wellington, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Greenacres, and more.