Simple improvements that will help you sell your house

Are you selling your house? You might have to upgrade it to get the best price because buyers are picky and always looking for ways to negotiate the price. If you discuss with a real estate agent, they’ll most likely tell you that some upgrades can boost the resale value of your home. Renovating the house’s main rooms and upgrading the fixtures could attract more buyers willing to pay a high price for your property.

However, if you lack experience in home renovating, the prospect of upgrading your home before selling it might seem daunting. All those repairs you postponed for years will become glaring issues to possible buyers who want to transform your property into their home. This article provides information about the upgrades that are worth your time and money because they’re most likely to generate a high value for your home.

Painting

Painting is a low investment but has a high return rate because it changes how the house looks. Unsurprisingly most homeowners choose to repaint their houses before putting them on sale. When you plan to sell the house, pick a neutral colour to give the interior a facelift. Buyers prefer nude colours for interior walls because they allow them to picture how the furniture and decorations they want to bring in would look. Discuss with a professional to recommend you paint colour before repainting the walls because factors like room size and lighting can impact your choice. Take a photo of the room to depict the flooring and room furniture to show the trained professional at the store so that they can provide you with recommendations.

Interior designers state that grey has always been a safe colour when putting a house on sale.

Landscape your yard

The outside of the property is a visitor’s first impression when they drop by, and you want to lure them into coming inside and seeing how extraordinary your house is. An overgrown or patchy yard will most likely deter an enthusiastic buyer, even if they liked the house photos. Don’t let the landscape be a turn-off but turn it into an attraction point that works in your advantage. Remove all dead plants and cut back overgrown shrubs and trees. Have a look at the lawn, and if it’s yellow and patchy, plant grass seed and resod it to refresh its look. It will also help if you do some edging to define spaces. A couple of newly planted flowers and shrubs around the yard could make the yard look finished and inviting. You don’t have to hire a gardener to landscape your yard; you can do it yourself. However, before engaging in this kind of project, research online how to care for plants and what kind of flowers fit the local weather conditions. It’s best to use perennials that thrive for most of the year because you don’t know how long it might take to sell the house. Look for a long-term fix!

Kitchen upgrade

The kitchen is usually the first room a potential buyer checks when entering a home, so you want to make an excellent first impression. Most people love to spend time in the kitchen because it’s the room where they gather with their family and friends and spend quality time, so it’s exciting to check it the moment they enter the house. However, if you’re unhappy with the kitchen design, don’t hire a contractor to redo the entire design because renovating a kitchen is expensive. Compare your home to others available on sale on the market and their prices to determine if the project is worth the investment. The cost of the kitchen should be in line with the cost of the other rooms. If you decide to renovate the kitchen and change the furniture, shaker style kitchens are ideal for a house that is about to enter the real estate market because they’re modern and match most buyers’ preferences.

Flooring

If your budget allows it, it’s advisable to change the flooring in all rooms because, similarly to painting, the flooring also impacts the overall feel of a house. Buyers say they’re willing to pay more for a home with new flooring because it’s more overwhelming to handle the project themselves. If each room has a different type of flooring, it’s recommended to change it with a new one to create a seamless feel throughout the house. Faux wood or wood floors are ideal for a house that is about to hit the market because they’re classic solutions everyone likes. Suppose you don’t afford to upgrade the flooring to wood; you can cover it with carpeting to obtain that seamless look. And just like with painting, pick a neutral colour that works like a blank canvas.

Update the bathroom

Bathroom upgrades are also costly, and most buyers prefer to invest in houses with modern bathrooms because they value their comfort. Changing the existing countertops for natural stone ones can offer a high return on investment. Have a look at your bathroom; if it looks outdated, think no more and update it! Real estate agents reveal that the most lucrative bathroom improvement projects include new tiling, new countertops, frameless glass doors, new fixtures for tubs and sinks, and new cabinets.

Get new lighting fixtures

A simple upgrade, like replacing the lighting throughout the house before welcoming possible buyers, could enable you to ask for a higher selling price. Remember to pick colours that match your hardware when you look at options for ceiling fixtures, pendant lighting, chandeliers, and other lighting solutions. Don’t mix silver and gold tones because they don’t fit well and could deter a possible buyer. Light fixtures for living rooms and pendant lights could be quite expensive, so look for deals online.

When you purchase new lighting fixtures, remember that less is more, so only install something that would eclipse the other elements in the room.
No home improvement guarantees you’ll get a higher price for your house, but the above suggestions could help attract more buyers.

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