So its time to sell your house. For most homeowners getting the most money for their home with the least amount of investment is very important but with all the new features and amenities that newer homes have its difficult to know where to spend your budget and where to hold off.
Many times homeowners in an attempt to get the most for their home will spend large amounts of money on improvements that they will never see a return on. Although special features or amenities may speed up the selling process they often don’t provide the increase in value that homeowners are looking for.
Paint is one of the best ways to upgrade the look of your house. It is extremely cost-effective and is easy enough that you can do it yourself if you need to. Just choose a color, get your supplies and get started.
When you are picking your paint color it’s important to note that choosing neutral colors will give you the return as it appeals to the majority of home buyers. When potential buyers are walking through your house they want to be able to see themselves in the home. So light and neutral colors give them a blank canvas to add their style and furniture to.
Kitchens are one of the most important features that prospective buyers look at but a full kitchen remodel can cost thousands. One easy way to upgrade your kitchen is with fresh new appliances.
You don’t necessarily need the most expensive top of the line appliances but stainless steel is usually recommended. Depending on the neighborhood and price range of the home you may need to increase the quality of appliance that goes into the house. Matching appliances are also a big plus when selling. It gives the kitchen a more complete look and feel.
You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. That’s why curb appeal is so important and if you are looking to upgrade the look of the front of your home the good landscaping.
You want to go for a nice clean look. Start by trimming up any bushes and trees and removing any unsightly shrubs. Plant flowers or small plants as you see fit without overdoing it. If you aren’t sure how much or what to do, look at other houses in your neighborhood or online to get some ideas.
Most older houses have some type of issues whether its leaky faucets or electrical outlets that don’t work, these things need to be repaired. Once you have accepted an offer for your house there will be a home inspection and these things will be put into a report. The buyer will expect these things to be repaired or will ask that the price be reduced to cover the cost of the repair.
It may be in your best interest to pay for an inspection prior to listing your house. That way you can have a list of the repairs that need to be taken care of. That way you aren’t held up by this later in the sales process.
Flooring is another great way to update your house. Replacing flooring can be very beneficial but also very expensive and is not always in the budget but there are many alternatives if you aren’t able to replace them.
One thing you can do instead of replacing your carpet is by hiring a professional carpet cleaning service to steam clean your carpets. This will remove stains and grime from your carpet and will cost significantly less than replacing it.
If your house has hardwood floors this is a great amenity when it comes time to sell and can increase the value quite a bit. However, if the hardwood is scratched or dull looking it can be very expensive. This is where it might be best to resurface the floors instead of replacing them. This can save you a lot of money on remodeling costs.
All of these improvements if done correctly can greatly improve the value of your house. However, if you for whatever reason are unable to make these improvements there are other options. You can sell your home to Savvi Buys Houses. Savvi Buys Houses will make a cash offer on your home and close in as little as 7 days.