5 ways to improve your home before selling



When selling a house there’s one thing that everyone wishes for: a high sale price. But for that to be true you need to make your home look appealing and it wouldn’t hurt to also make some improvements that will boost its value. It’s not as simple as you might think. Throwing money into a big remodeling project that won’t change the sale price would be useless. Here are some tips that could help.

1. Consult a professional.

Since we’re not all experts in all fields, hiring a professional to help with this part would be a smart move. He will give you advice and tell you exactly what could be done. It’s what they were trained to do so their opinion is more important than yours, regardless of your ego.

2. Clean up the paths and siding.

Start with the exterior. It’s what potential buyers will see when they first visit the house and the first impression can be very strong. So a power wash could really help. It’s almost as good as repairing the paved areas but for a much lower price.

3. Repair or replace the exterior doors.

The entrance door and exterior doors in general are very important. They need to look beautiful both from inside and from the outside. It’s what the buyers see just before entering the house. The image they see from the outside needs to be beautiful and to give them a nice impression.

4. Repaint your house.

A fresh coat of paint can really make a difference. But be careful when choosing the colors. Even if you’re absolutely in love with a specific color such as green or purple, the potential buyers might not like that at all. It’s why it’s best to opt for neutral colors such as grey. It wouldn’t hurt to repaint the exterior as well.

5. Minor kitchen renovations.

Renovating a kitchen can be very expensive so you might not want to do that because it’s not even certain that you’ll recuperate your money. However, some minor changes and upgrades would be nice. It doesn’t have to be anything very complex. Just consider repainting the walls, refinishing the cabinets and similar things.{picture sources:1, 2, 3, 4 and 5}.


Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on August 22nd, 2012

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