3 Home Improvements You Can Make to
Sell Your Home Quickly at Top Dollar
Written By Suzie Wilson . email@example.com . http://happierhome.net/
The real estate market is known to be a rather competitive and cutthroat one, especially in certain areas. If you’re looking into listing your home for sale, you can be certain that you’ll have your work cut out for you. Know that the key to successfully selling your home at top dollar — and quickly — is to make your listing stand out among the many others in your market that have the same objective. It’s important to do your due diligence and find out what the competition is up to before doing anything else. You can then take more specific steps to spruce up your home and ensure that it’s at its best and most enticing to potential buyers.
Here are some home improvements that definitely won’t hurt your listing.
Nail That First Impression
It’s an age-old adage that first impressions last. When it comes to selling a home, that first impression is crucial, which is why it’s more than wise to start your home improvement efforts here. Curb appeal is real, after all, and nailing it is the very thing that will entice buyers into going inside to look through your property some more.
Surprisingly, sprucing up your home’s curb appeal can be as simple and as cost-effective as repainting your front door. In fact, it’s been found that homes with front doors painted a certain color can sell for as much as $6,000 more! Solid colors such as red, blue, and green are among the most popular ones, as are neutrals like white and brown. As a rule, choose the best front door color that not only complements the overall style, look, and feel of your house’s exterior, but also other properties in the neighborhood, too.
Update and Upgrade.
It’s only natural for potential buyers to seek convenience and functionality in a home, as well as also considering aesthetics. This is why there are some home renovations worth doing more than others in terms of driving up your home’s value. It’s a good idea to consider updating and upgrading various areas of your property, especially if it’s still noticeably stuck in the past.
Realtors often say that kitchens (and bathrooms) sell homes, and there’s actually quite a lot of truth in this. In fact, it’s been found that 80 percent of home buyers place the kitchen among the top three most important areas of the house. Moreover, a whopping 69 percent will happily pay more for updated appliances. And while a full kitchen overhaul will likely cost an arm and a leg, you stand to enjoy an 81 percent ROI, which is not a bad outlook at all.
Bathroom renovations are not too far behind in terms of cost benefits, either. Needless to say, remodeling your bathroom should also be on your agenda, focusing on quality workmanship and materials, as well as a generous sprinkling of elements that “wow.”
These days, technology runs the world. Of late, it has invaded homes, too — but in many good ways. This kind of tech runs the gamut from more energy-efficient thermostats to smart locks, and it’s prudent to explore your smart home technology options and see which ones benefit your home the most. These are undoubtedly appealing to today’s generation of home buyers, and you can be sure to see an increase in property value with just a few key upgrades.
Not surprisingly, thinking “green” will also do wonders for your home’s resale value. Today, more and more people are conscious of their carbon footprint, waste, and energy-efficiency — to name just a few — which is why making eco-friendly upgrades to your home also make it more appealing to buyers and, in turn, drive up its value.
Indeed, when you want to get the best possible price for your home, you may need to get your hands dirty and dig into your budget to make value-boosting changes — spending money to earn more money, so to speak. However, the excellent returns on the horizon are more than compelling, so consider these improvements (and more) to get your listing in and out of the market in record time and enjoy a considerable profit while you’re at it.
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