Spring will be here before you know it, and spring means selling your home for some people. Every home needs tweaks before you list to sell, and many times the tweaks can be cheap tweaks that leave great returns. These ten affordable tweaks can pay dividends if done right.
1) Organize Your Things
A home should look and feel organized. Every personal belonging should have a place in your house. A home where objects have a home look larger.
2) Clean and Fix any Wall Blemishes
3) Fix Cabinets and Drawer tracks and clean the inside
Drawers should open and close with ease. The paint should never look chipped or look dirty and tired. Cabinet doors that are falling off the hinges turn off buyers. Remember buyers like to open cabinets, open drawers make sure everything works like new and make sure you clean out the cabinets and place items in cabinets in an organized fashion.
4) Clean your Appliances
Appliances don’t need to be new but should look there best, and if you can’t clean it to make it look like new then look into replacing it. Don’t give buyers a reason to discount the price of your home.
5) Polish with Finishes
Replace bathroom elements like faucets, towel racks, and toilet paper holders. Look at storage is there anywhere you can max storage in the bathroom. Make sure the towels look fresh vs tired and faded.
6) Landscape and Exterior
If you are living in a Condominium building you might have zero control on landscaping or exterior of the building, but if you are living in a single-family house make sure your landscaping looks tidy. Dead and overgrown plants is never a good look. Give your garage a fresh coat of paint, make sure the front door looks sharp, How do the gutters look.
7) The Door and Doorbell
Prospective buyers will form an opinion as they approach the front door of your home. A potential buyer will notice if the paint is faded or chipped. Make sure the front door is welcoming and has a fresh coat of paint.
8) Evaluate All Doors
Look at all your doors in the home. Cabinets should make a room pop not pop off their hinges. Fresh paint or fresh stain on cabinets can make a room look fresh and new. When you open the doors to the closet is everything falling out? Remember buyers will want to open doors and they will notice everything. Make sure everything has a place.
9) Don’t forget Carpets and Floors
Are any of your carpets stained? Most buyers do not like carpet. Carpet can really make a home look old and tired. If you must have carpet make sure it looks fresh. Carpets should look clean weather it means you steam clean them or replace them. Make sure the carpets look clean.
10) Scent is right
Nothing worse than walking into a home that smells like pets and smoke. Make sure your home smells good, but make sure your aware people have allergies. The best scent is often fresh air or baked goods. Open windows and clean your home prior to a first open house. Don’t use air fresheners since a buyer might think you’re masking a bigger issue.
These changes or tweaks can not only get your home sold quicker but if done right will get you higher offer versus doing none of the tweaks mentioned in this post. Buying a home involves all the senses and you want your home to look and feel its best. Contact me if you are thinking about selling your home and want to know what improvements are worth the money and which are nice, but may not do much when selling.