If you’re getting ready to sell your home, it’s smart to talk to an NWI realtor first about what upgrades and improvements your home might benefit from before it lists. With that in mind, here are some common home improvement projects that most homeowners should complete before selling a home—
Before a potential buyer ever makes it indoors, they will have formed an opinion about your home based on what your yard looks like. At the very least, you should mow the grass, rake the leaves, and plant some flowers; if you have the time and budget, you may want to invest in more comprehensive landscaping services.
Repainting a home can be a big chore, but it’s probably one of the most important home improvement projects that sellers can embark on. Repainting a home can really freshen it up and make something old look brand new. This is especially true if your paint is peeling or is especially dark—a new coat of paint can lighten up a room and make it feel airy and more spacious.
Flooring can be a tough upgrade, as updating the flooring can be expensive. You should talk to your realtor about whether a flooring upgrade is worth it. In cases where the flooring is very old or damaged, however, updated flooring can add a lot to a home and make a home much more attractive to a potential buyer.
Like flooring, updating the bathroom, the kitchen, or both can get pricing depending on what types of upgrades you’re doing. Outdated appliances may be a turn-off to buyers, as may things like linoleum flooring or damaged tiles. If you have it in your budget to do some basic upgrades and repairs, these may make a big difference in who you attract to buy the home and for how much you can list it.
Changing the lighting is a great way to make a home look more modern and bright! Replace old lights with more modern features, and make sure you prioritize LEDs! Not sure what you should be looking for? Talk to your realtor about design and style tips.
If you’re getting ready to sell your home, The Jana Caudill Team can help! We’ll make recommendations about upgrades and repairs, and can even recommend contractors that we know. Of course, we’ll handle all of the marketing of your home once it’s ready to list, too. Reach us by phone or online today to get started.