Sell Your Home Faster With These
Home Projects and Rise Above the Competition
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Are you about to sell your home? You may be moving into your dream home where you can raise your family, moving to another city, or downsizing after your kids have left home. Whatever the reason for your move, you want to sell your home as quickly as possible and find ways to showcase your home. Take a close look at your home and choose a few home projects that will increase the value of your home and help you sell your home quicker.
Boost Curb Appeal
When it comes to selling your home, first impressions can make or break a sale. Enhancing your home’s curb appeal will impress potential buyers, and help your home stand out from other homes on the market. Carefully look at your home from the front sidewalk. Are there trees or shrubs that are overgrown, or is the grass covering the front walk? Start this home project with trimming trees and sidewalk edges, then make sure your yard is looking clean and neat.
Add a Pop of Color
Next, think about adding a pop of color to your yard. You can plant some bright flowers in the front garden bed, or place plants in pots on the front porch. Another easy way to get a pop of color and enhance curb appeal is to paint your front door. This is an inexpensive and easy way to brighten your yard, and make your home stand out. Select the color carefully. You want a pop of color, but you don’t want your home to look out of place on the block, or to paint the door a color that doesn’t match your home’s color or style. Popular door colors include white, blue, red, green, or brown.
Make Some Repairs
Do you have a leaky faucet or that one broken window you’ve never gotten around to replacing? Your home probably has a few little issues that you’ve never taken care of, so go through your house and make a list of all the small repairs you need to make. Check for broken window screens, rewire the faulty electrical in the back entry, patch up that drywall dent in the basement you’ve been wanting to fix for years, and reinstall any loose gutters on the outside of your home.
Replace the Flooring
You may be used to the stain on the living room carpet or the cracked tile in the entryway. However, old or damaged flooring can create a negative first impression on potential buyers, even if everything else in the home is perfect. Examine all the flooring in your home, and note any loose floorboards, stains on flooring or carpets, and any damaged tiles. Consider replacing the flooring in any room that’s particularly worn, or simply make repairs to the damaged areas.
Renovate the Kitchen
If you have an older home, the kitchen may be a bit out-of-date, and renovating the kitchen can increase the value of your home as well as lead to a quick sale. A remodel doesn’t have to change the floorplan of your kitchen, and you can focus on re-facing or repainting the cabinets, replacing the countertops, and installing new lighting. You can also consider adding a wall oven, updating the sink and fixtures, or redoing the floors with more durable flooring.
When you’re planning to sell your home, you may be tempted to list it immediately and hope for a quick sale. Rather than rushing the process, take a few weeks to do some home projects, increase the appeal of your home, and make some updates. You’ll increase the value of your home, rise above the competition, and sell your home faster.