We've all heard that the best time to sell your home is in spring and summer. But do you know what needs to be done to get the most for your home and sell it before the snow lays again?
You want to make sure your home is nice the best condition possible. Just imagine, spending all that money for a home, and doing the work of packing, moving, unpacking only to have to work more to fix things in it? Not appealing to most people. By investing in home improvement, you could get thousands more for your home. Here's what to consider when selling:
The first thing we can't help but quote our saying for, "It's amazing...what a coat of paint will do!" There's something about clean, bright walls that are inviting. Stick with neutral colors to appeal to the majority. That lime green wall might be enough to have your buyers look on. After the house is painted, leave everything off the walls to avoid any scuffs and marks. (If you do need to hang anything try sewing pins, they barely leave a mark.)
Consider new counter tops and cabinets. As with any remodeling, it can get pricey...consider just replacing the front of the cabinet.
Arguably one of the most noticeable things about a house. Take a good look at yours...if it's lifting, torn, worn down (you get the idea) you should consider replacing it. You might be able to get away with a good carpet cleaning if it's just normal wear. Consider using nice rugs if the carpet needs some spice.
A very important part of the home, but to stay in line with your budget you can update the fixtures, and tapware. Re-grouting is another option to make the bathroom look new again.
Have nice, neat landscaping, and treat any wood, like a deck, appropriately. This is the first impression potential buyers get, after all. Pressure wash if needed.
Make sure to de-clutter, and thoroughly clean your house when it's on the market- every little bit makes a difference. Let the sun shine- in your house. Make sure your curtains are nice and clean as well. We mentioned a budget- set one and look at what needs the most attention in your home. Work on improving those things first, and see how you can spice up what can't be fixed or replaced. Be sure to check out our Pinterest page for more great ideas.
Jessica Walsh is a graduate of Penn State University with a minor in English. While in college she contributed to the literary journal, newspaper and yearbook. She was a journalist for Voices and BCTV.org. She continues to write her own blog as well as stories and articles.
Blog writer Jessica Walsh is a graduate of Penn State University with a minor in English. While in college she contributed to the literary journal, newspaper and yearbook. She was a journalist for Voices and BCTV.org. She continues to write her own blog as well as stories and articles.