5 Rewarding Investments You Should Make Before Selling Your Home
Dozens of new properties are put up for sale every day. When you decide to sell your home, you will be up against a number of properties that may have the same price, and similar amenities and features as your house. And because of the strict competition, you may end up getting low offers for your home and take a long time selling it.
If you have plans of selling your home in Bolton, for example, and want to be sure your property stands out and you get attractive offers, invest in the following first before proceeding with the whole home selling process:
If you want to create a good first impression for your home, investing in a professional painting job will help you achieve this goal.
A well-executed paint job inside and outside your home will help increase the value of your home. In addition, a fresh coat of paint will make your online property photos look nicer and more appealing so your home stands out.
In case you don’t want to have the whole house repainted, prioritize all high-traffic areas such as the living room, main hallways, bathroom and kitchen. They are usually the first places interested buyers look and check.
It is best to choose a neutral color palette to help potential buyers have an easier time imagining having their own furnishings in your home. A neutral color will also help brighten up your house effortlessly, and make it seem more spacious.
To further increase the value of your home and avoid turning off viewers quickly, you need to have damaged, malfunctioning, and unsightly fixtures repaired before putting a “For Sale” sign in your lawn.
Since the exterior is the first thing buyers see when they arrive, have broken fences repaired. If there are cracks, holes, or crevices on the walls, have them sealed as well.
Next, invest in the necessary repairs if you have a leaky roof and faucets. In case the hardware on your cabinets, doors, and windows looks old and worn and isn’t functional anymore, have all of it fixed or replaced. And although they may seem like small fixes, they all contribute to make your home look up-to-date and functional.
If your carpets are already old or you have weathered wooden floors, consider investing in new carpets or refinishing the wood. New flooring can quickly brighten up your home and give it an instant update.
In case you don’t have a large budget for replacing your flooring, focus on replacing the flooring of highly frequented areas such as the kitchen and living room. You can consider investing in less expensive carpets for the bedrooms.
4. Deep cleaning
No one will want to buy a home that is dirty. Buyers are interested in purchasing a home that looks new and tidy.
Vacuuming, sweeping, and dusting won’t make your home thoroughly and sparkly clean. If you want a house that is clean inside and out, it is best to hire the services of professional cleaners. They will give your house the thorough cleaning it deserves which includes steam cleaning the carpets, grouting the bathroom floors, washing the windows, and dusting hard-to-reach places.
It is important that you choose a trusted professional cleaning company, though, to ensure they deliver a good quality job. Make sure they offer power washing and lawn cleanup as well since you need to have an impressive home exterior, too.
Finally, curb appeal matters to potential buyers and can boost the property value quickly.
Having a well-manicured turf with new mulch and seasonal colorful flowers will contribute a lot to a viewer’s positive first impression of your home. Make sure you have your trees and shrubs trimmed as well to give your outdoor space a cleaner, tidier and more welcoming look.
Don’t forget to spruce up your deck, patio, and garden paths if you have them.
These outdoor features can add tremendous appeal to your property. Your functional and wonderfully set up outdoor space could also turn out to be your biggest selling point, so invest in improving it.
Lastly, some possible buyers might drive past or view your home at night.
As such, invest in additional lighting along the driveway and paths to highlight your outdoor space. You can also add lighting to your deck or patio to make it more inviting at night, too.
Selling your home will require some work and additional investments on your part.
If you don’t know where and how to start preparing your home before selling it, get help from experienced property consultants right away.
With their professional expertise and knowhow, you’ll be saying bye-bye to your former home and stepping into your new one knowing you’ve done quite well in selling your property.
About the Author
Sally Jones is a Director and Co-Founder of The Purple Property Shop, an award-winning estate agent serving Bolton, Bury and the surrounding areas of North West England. The Purple Property Shop was founded in 2010 and quickly grew to become one of Bolton’s leading estate agents, specialising in residential property sales, property lettings and management.