Best Home Improvements to Make Before Selling

Best Home Improvements to Make Before Selling

Thinking about selling your home? Want to list it right away? Think again. There are a lot of things you should consider before putting your home on the market. You want your home to appear as attractive as possible to potential buyers so you can get the most out of your asking price as possible.

This means you should consider making some home improvements first that could increase the value of the house and command more money. Here are some of the best ones to tackle – and the best part is, they don’t have to cost a fortune.

1.     Painting

Painting is the most affordable way to get the highest ROI – quickly. A coat of paint can do wonders for the appearance of every room in your home. Just don’t go with a crazy color. Stick with a neutral tone so buyers can see a fresh blank canvas. Gray is always a safe choice.

2.     Landscaping

Your yard is what buyers see when they first pull up. Make sure they get a good first impression with a neatly manicured landscape, as an overgrown, brown or patchy yard could turn them off. Pull weeds, cut back overgrown trees, mow the lawn, plant some flowers, add mulch and do some edging to define spaces.

3.     Flooring

If you have old musty carpeting, you may want to replace it with updated carpet or some other kind of materials such as tile or hardwood. You’ll get more bang for your buck if you install real hardwood, even though that can seem like a much more expensive option at this juncture. Truth is, though, buyers want hardwood these days and not carpet. If you decide to just add carpet, make sure it’s a neutral color, just like the walls.

4.     Bathroom Refresh

A mid-range bathroom update will give you a great ROI, so think about incorporating affordable natural stone countertops rather than high-end quartz. Additionally, you can add new tiling, frameless glass doors, cabinets and storage, and updated sink and shower fixtures.  In terms of cabinetry, go with neutral colors, and stay away from raised panels or other fancy designs.

5.     Updated Lighting Fixtures

Updating the lighting in your home can make all the difference in the world. Consider replacing pendant lighting, chandeliers, and ceiling fixtures, keeping colors consistent with the hardware throughout the rest of the house. While it’s OK to mix metals like oiled bronze or copper, or chrome with brushed nickel, stay away from mixing gold and silver tones.

As you can see, there are many ways you can improve the look of your home before listing it!

Call Berkshire Hathaway Premier Properties

For more advice on the best home improvements you should make before selling your home, contact Berkshire Hathaway Premier Properties today at 832-626-4889.

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