Updating your home is one of the best ways to earn top dollar from the sale. Most of all, it doesn’t have to break your piggy bank. Here are six ways you can spruce up your home without spending more than you need to.
- A fresh coat of paint will do your property wonders.
One way to give your home a fresh spin is to re-paint the whole property, preferably in new, neutral colors. Off-white, dove gray, and taupe are some of the hues you should consider for the project.
Another course you should think of is to apply a fresh coat of white paint all throughout the house. It opens the space, making the whole home look new and bigger. Most importantly, you’re helping its potential owners as white paint is relatively easy to paint over.
Walls aren’t the only features you should re-paint. Give moldings, trim, kitchen cabinets, and baseboards some love, too. The front door can also do well with a fresh coat of paint− it will increase the home’s curb appeal significantly.
- Install new fixtures.
Door knobs, handles, light fixtures− all of these need to be replaced before you sell your home. Luckily, this project doesn’t have to be expensive. You can find a variety of stylish and modern fixtures on hardware stores. Additionally, you don’t need to hire a professional to replace these fixtures for you.
When shopping for these fixtures, keep a style peg in mind. That way, you can purchase similar styles that will complement each other.
- Clean the whole house.
Make sure the house is in a clean state before you open its doors to potential home buyers.
You can go about this task many ways. You can clean by going through individual rooms one-by-one. If your home has two floors, you can start by cleaning the second level and finishing on the first. You can also do it vice versa.
Remember that the outside of the home also needs cleaning as well. Sweep up fallen leaves, remove any dead plants, and check the roof if it’s still in good condition.
- De-clutter and depersonalize the home.
After you’ve cleaned the house, it’s time to go through your personal belongings. De-cluttering allows you to determine the items you would like to bring with you to your new home. Belongings you no longer want can be donated or even sold with the home at a discount price. It all depends on you.
Slowly removing personal items in the whole is also critical in selling the home. It gives potential buyers the feeling that the home is ready to move in. Most importantly, it allows home buyers to see themselves living in the property. They can’t do that when your photographs or personal collections are displayed.
This task doesn’t require any spending. In fact, you can even earn additional income should you decide to sell items you no longer want to keep.
Selling your home is easy when you work with a professional
Karafotias Realty can help you throughout the whole home selling process. Get in touch with the team today at Call 404-321-0030 or email@example.com.