If you’re planning to sell your home in the near future you may be feeling overwhelmed by the numerous tasks and expenses. Keep in mind that no home is absolutely perfect, and each buyer is going to see your home differently.
A clean home with potential is more appealing than an updated home that doesn't feel cohesive. Pouring money into a full renovation to prep for a sale isn't always the best way to receive the offer that you're looking for.
Add More Space
Adding space doesn't always require a complete addition to your property. If you have a large shed in the backyard, consider styling it to appear as a studio. You can also add space by converting a garage, attic, or basement into a new bedroom or living space. If you're trying to sell a small home it's always helpful to make your home appear more spacious. If your budget allows for a full finishing of a new space, like the basement, you will definitely add tangible value. Otherwise, you can style this space to show buyers how it can be used differently, even if it's unfinished.
Update The Kitchen
If you have a home renovation budget that allows you to update or completely remodel your kitchen, buyers will surely approve. Updating the kitchen is one of the first things a homeowner will want to invest in; if you've already done this for the buyers, then your home will likely receive better offers. If you can't renovate the kitchen, ask yourself what you can do. You can update the cabinet hardware, make sure the kitchen is clean, and put fresh flowers in the kitchen window.
Repair What Matters
If you have an older home, or perhaps a historic home, it may have serious structural issues. It's worthwhile to invest in a professional inspection followed by quotes for the more serious repairs. If the repairs add more value than the cost of the service itself, consider it a wise decision. Otherwise, disclose what needs to be repaired with the buyers, and present your home as beautifully as possible.
Make It Look Beautiful
A beautiful home, regardless of updates, is always most appealing. Fix the peeling paint, patch the holes in the walls, and make as many minor cosmetic repairs as possible. Painting your home one neutral color throughout will give it a fresh and clean appearance. Clean the baseboards and cobwebs, and add fresh flowers. Tuck away as much clutter as possible, and don't forget the value of curb appeal!!
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