It’s no secret that home sales and pricing are on the rise. Families are taking advantage of low interest rates while they are available. Pricing on current homes have risen back up to normal levels more even keel with what is owed, so you can afford to get out of your home without losing money. Whether you are moving up, down-sizing or just looking for the best school district for your children, there are a few home improvement and renovation items that should be on your checklist before putting your home up for sale to ensure that you get the most value out of your home.
Before listing your home, a fresh coat of paint should at the top of your to-do list. Paint is arguably the most cost-effective renovation that you can do. It provides the feeling of cleanliness and that you have taken extreme care in the maintenance of your home. This is a great subliminal message to a new potential buyer. Always stay with a neutral color palette when painting the interior or exterior of your home. Likely buyers may not have the same taste or decor as you do to match a specific colored scheme or boldness. It is easy enough for a family to add an accent wall to match their style and furniture than to have the cumbersome task of painting the entire home to cover up a color that is overbearing.
Quality flooring has always been a great selling point in any home. Merely the thought of having to replace flooring can overwhelm a possible buyer. Adding areas of tile or wood flooring in lieu of linoleum can lend the feeling of your home being “upgraded” to set it apart from others on the market. Carpeting in living areas of the home are still preferred. Though worn areas of carpeting in high traffic areas can add the feeling of being dingy, and even stressful for a buyer knowing they will have to hire a cleaning company, or worse yet consider replacement.
A gourmet looking Kitchen is sure to please! With the Kitchen being the most used space in any home; it has also become the #1 selling point as well! To get the most out of your investment, making sure that your Kitchen is up to date with current trends can be key to recouping value. There’s no need to go overboard with your remodel if you are making smart selections. For example, white or almond appliances are not as popular in homes today, whereas black and more so stainless steel are favored. Cabinetry can make or break a sale. Having plenty of accessible cabinetry in a current finish is ideal. Outdated color/finish or damaged doors in your Kitchen can appear to be too much of a hassle for a buyer to have to remodel themselves. If new cabinetry is not in the budget, new hardware is another option to consider.
Sellers have a tendency to overlook the doors and hardware in their home. People appreciate solid well working doors with a fresh coat of paint or stain. Clean hardware can make a big difference. If your hinges have paint and grease on them it’s time for a good cleaning or replacement if the finish it outdated. Go the extra mile and ensure that all of your doors match as well. A mix match of doors or hardware can send the wrong message. Make sure that sliding doors are in working order. Without knowing it, doors provide a sense of security and protection, so make sure that your home is giving off the right message!
It’s time to trim those over grown trees and bushes. The front of your home is the first impression that a potential buyer sees so make it count! Provide the feeling that they are walking into their future house by adding a pop of color by the front door. A new flower bouquet, pots, welcoming mat or accessory to the front door can make the visit personable and inviting. Dead landscaping can ruin the curb appeal your home needs to sell.
In today’s housing market, taking advantage of these home improvement suggestions will make the selling process easier and provide a little extra padding in your wallet!
Start your renovations with a call to Arizona based Todd Whittaker Drywall Inc. today! Their professional team of skilled craftsmen can help you with getting your home in tip top shape to sell. Being a leader in the Valley, they have worked with homeowners just like you since 1996 in remodeling and making the necessary repairs to fulfill your inspection report list. They offer free consultations, so there is nothing to lose! Make your appointment by calling (623) 544-1211 or visit their website at https://www.twdaz.com to see their extensive portfolio.