Looking for a new house can be an exciting experience, but selling your house can be a bit more challenging. Getting your house in peak condition and keeping it that way can be quite an undertaking. The secret is knowing which items to spend your time and money on for the most impact on the sale price.
Getting your house ready to sell is an art and a lesson in perfectionism. Everything needs to look just right and be in the best condition possible. You want to focus on the things that buyers consider important, and to make sure the overall appearance of your house is in excellent condition. Even something as simple as the cleanliness of the house may make the difference between your house selling in a few days or sitting on the market for weeks.
Here’s a pro tip: When you are thinking about selling your house consider taking the screens off of all your windows. This will make your windows appear to be cleaner and can even give the impression that they are larger. Also, replacing any broken or deteriorated windows before you sell your house is a key step to success. New windows not only add to the curb appeal of your house but also can influence potential buyers interested in energy-conscious homes. Make sure to give your windows a detailed scrubbing from inside and outside.
Energy efficient updates increase the value of your house and make it more appealing to potential buyers. Modern home buyers are well aware of the advantages of energy efficient homes. The first step in updating this area is carrying a quick energy assessment that can help determine how much energy your home uses. Once you know where you can make affordable changes, get to it. Here are some common energy updates you can look into:
- Heating and Cooling Systems
- Energy saving bulbs
- Seal around windows and doors to avoid energy losses from air leaks
The kitchen in your house can make or break your house sale. Kitchens are a primary deciding factor in the decision of a homebuyer. Many areas in your kitchen may need changes or repairs before you put it up for sale. Here are some things you should do:
- Focus on an immaculately clean kitchen without any clutter.
- Freshen up the cabinets by opening up shelves and replacing doors with glass fronts.
- Clean and replace the flooring.
- Update the lights by using pendant lights
Make sure you catch the eye of potential home buyers the minute they pull in the driveway. Keep your lawn in top condition with regular mowing and edging. Add some flowers for a pop of color in the yard. Consider adding containers for flowers if you have limited space. Make sure all patio furniture is in good shape and add a few throw pillows for a pop of color.
By focusing on these key areas of your home you can increase its value and appeal to potential home buyers. For exterior renovations call your local Mr. Roof for a free estimate!