SMART. SIMPLE. AFFORDABLE.
Home improvements that can help sell your home should be reasonably straightforward, thoughtful, and affordable. The majority of purchasers prefer homes that require little or no modifications. While remodeled kitchens and bathrooms are beneficial, cosmetic enhancements that present your residence in the best light can help you obtain top dollar for your home.
PAINT WITH NEUTRALS
Paint is an excellent investment, particularly in neutral colors, as it allows the buyer to picture how their furniture and décor will look in the space.
STYLE KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS
The kitchen and bathrooms are the two rooms buyers remember when viewing homes. You want yours to be remembered for the right reasons and stand out from the rest. Even if remodeling isn’t in the budget, give these spaces extra oomph with white, clean spaces, minimal clutter, and pretty décor such as nice towels and wall hangings.
UPDATE WINDOW TREATMENTS
Rooms seem old and tired when covered in heavy, layered draperies and swags. Remove them! Damaged window shades or bent mini-blinds, if present, should be replaced. Light sheers that just frame the window allow light to open up the space, making it seem larger.
SHOWCASE YOUR FLOORING
It is not always possible to replace the flooring with carpeting or hardwood, but if your carpeting is heavily stained, think about replacing it in the main rooms. This will create the appearance of a fresh, new space that buyers will love.
SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY
Did you know that innovative home technology can help you sell your home faster? Look at replacing devices with ones you can hook up to your smartphone, which can save energy, money, and time. Of course, Gen X and Millennial buyers seek out homes that are secure and connected, but they aren’t the only ones. Even Baby Boomers want more convenience in their lives and are interested in smart home technology.
There are four categories of smart home devices:
- Utilities –Thermostats, light bulbs, sprinklers, electrical outlets, ceiling fans, stoves, washers and dryers, powered window shades, etc.
- Safety –Wireless key entry, wireless doorbells with a camera and speaker, garage doors, outdoor lighting, etc.
- Security –Burglar alarms, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, or any sensors that trigger a call for emergency assistance.