Budget-friendly ways to spruce up your home before selling
When it comes time to sell your home, image and first impressions are everything! Real estate agents often refer to this as your home’s curb appeal. You want to ensure that your home projects an image that potential buyers are excited to invest in.
Many homeowners assume that their home will require large-scale renovations to be in the best selling condition – this is not true. Unless you bought a property for the sole purpose of fixing it up and flipping it for profit, your home may only need a few minor fixes. To help you increase your home’s value, we have put together a budget-friendly guide to spruce up your home before selling.
Get a paint job
A fresh coat of paint is the quickest way to update and improve the exterior and interior of your home. Most realtors will recommend sticking with white paint as white has a way of making the interior of any home look clean, new and bright. Don’t forget to touch up baseboards, mouldings and any wall trimmings you have.
Declutter your home
Clutter is incredibly distracting for people entering your home for the first time, and we’ve already said how vital first impressions are. A cluttered space ultimately makes the rooms and closets look smaller than they are, and it pulls focus away from the home’s design potential.
Give your home a deep clean
We’re talking inside, outside and top to bottom – leave no stone unturned or undusted! If you have the funds, you can opt to hire a professional crew to ensure a top-quality clean. Alternatively, a cleaning schedule and elbow grease can work just as well. A few spots to take note of include dusting the tops of all doorways and windows, wiping down all light fixtures, handles, doors and the insides of all cupboards, polishing wood floors and steam cleaning any carpets.
Handle minor repairs
If you have a leaky tap, a blocked drain or a light fixture that doesn’t work, now is the time to take care of it. A dripping faucet or a broken door lock may not bother you, but it will immediately put potential buyers on high alert that things are not as they seem. Go through every room in the house and create a list of minor repairs to take care of before they start chipping away at your home’s value.
Enhance your curb appeal
You need to ensure that your front yard gives off the right message. You don’t need to invest a ton of money into creating a green paradise. Simple tasks such as having the grass cut, planting bright inexpensive flowers, and pressure washing the driveway and the house can go a long way in enhancing your home’s overall appeal.
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