Inexpensive Upgrades To Help Sell Your Home Faster
In a buyer’s market, your home needs to be competitive. With a large number of homes in the market, your home should stand out from the others in your price range. This will get your home sold more quickly. The problem can be knowing how much of an investment to sink into your home to help in the selling price. In a buyer’s market and with the low home prices we are seeing now, it is best to be conservative. You don’t want to sink $50k into a brand new kitchen or addition because you might not see the return on investment. Instead, think wisely about what is needed in the home and make some inexpensive updates.
- A fresh coat of paint. This is something you can do yourself, just make sure you edge well! All you’ll spend here is the cost of the paint. Take a weekend and invite your friends over for a painting party.
- Window treatments: These can get expensive but it doesn’t have to be! Hit up Walmart for some inexpensive sheer shades that can be automatically adjusted to fit most windows. Then invest in some new drapes. Again, go economical. They don’t have to be the expensive shades. Just something new and fresh to introduce color to the room.
- Color code each room to the new shades with some inexpensive and neutral decorative pieces. This can make a room pop!
- Declutter: Think about it this way. You are going to be moving anyhow, right? So start packing away all of your knickknacks into boxes and declutter your space. Put away all personal pictures, books, papers, toys and personal mementos. All of these things should be stored away so that your home shows more space. This allows buyers to envision their own personal things in your space.
- Curb Appeal: Spend some time on the outside appearance of your home. Curb appeal accounts for a lot. You don’t need to spend big money on an expensive landscaper if you can devote a weekend to some serious yard cleanup. Then maintain it.
- Kitchens and Bathrooms: Once the above is completed at minimum cost, the rest of your upgrades should be devoted to your kitchen and bathrooms. These rooms are the selling points of any home. You don’t have to dig deep to get a brand new kitchen and if your kitchen is outdated, you need to upgrade to be able to put your home above the others. Instead of a full upgrade, consider cabinet refacing as the economical alternative. You essentially get a new kitchen but at a fraction of the price. The buyers will think the kitchen is BRAND NEW! The same can be done for your bathrooms.
A Classic Kitchen Front is devoted to providing quality kitchen and bathroom makeovers at a low cost and a short period of time. Call 1-800-i-face-it for more information!
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