A few hundred dollars, spent on just a few key things can drastically increase the value of your house by thousands. Check out 7 simple tips to sell for more money in less time.
TIP #1: PAINT THE WALLS
Buyers have a tough time visualizing themselves living in a home that has a different design scheme than they’re used to. So make it easy for buyers by giving them a neutral color palette to work with. Fresh paint will also brighten the home, make it appear new, and mask any offensive smells.
TIP #2: CREATE MORE SPACE
Anything that opens the space and creates a sense of flow in the house is generating a response from buyers right now. Just by rearranging or removing furniture pieces, you can really modernize the look and feel of your home.
TIP #3: HIRE A GARDENER
Mow the lawn, trim the shrubs, and cut the trees. Unsightly curb appeal can easily lower the perceived value of your home. A $400-$500 investment in landscaping can yield four times that!
TIP #4: DEFINE THE SPACE
Undefined spaces create doubt in the mind of a buyer. And doubt can kill a sale before it even starts. Instead, make sure that all spaces are clearly defined. Remove the treadmill from the living room, convert the office back into a bedroom, and hide the toys that have been playing in the dining room.
TIP #5: CLEAN THE BATHROOMS
It may not be economical to do a full bathroom renovation. However, it is possible to spend a few hundred dollars on a bathroom refresh. Replace frosted glass with clear glass, clean the grout, remove rust stains, apply fresh caulk, update doorknobs, replace faucets, and install a low-flush toilet.
TIP #6: SPRUCE UP THE FLOORS
Broken tiles and squeaky floor boards can be fixed easily and make a huge difference in a buyer’s impression. Remove wall to wall carpeting and vinyl flooring. Instead, opt for hardwood or tile, if the budget allows.
TIP #7: HIRE A HANDYMAN
Repair leaks, replace rusty rain gutters, inspect the furnace, caulk the corners, replace the drawer pulls, and weed the flower beds. These kinds of repairs go a long way toward value.
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