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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Is It a Good Idea to Make Improvements to Your Home Before Your List It?

There are a few improvements you can make that will enhance your home’s saleability without costing very much at all. 
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Do you have to make improvements to your home before putting it on the market? No, you don’t have to. Homes will sell in any condition. If you want to sell for top dollar, though, you should consider doing so. There are a few improvements I recommend that will make a big difference, even if they don’t cost a lot. The first is painting the interior and (if it needs it) the exterior of your home. Paint is one of the cheapest ways to make a huge impact on the way your house shows. After a house is painted, it looks clean and smells fresh. Another thing I recommend is improving your curb appeal. Trim your bushes, cut your grass, put out some fresh mulch or pine straw, and make the outside of your home look good. That’s the first impression people get when they see it.

If you want your home to sell for top dollar, you should consider making some improvements.
Next, declutter and stage your home. If you have stuff on your countertops or too much furniture lying around in one of your rooms, get rid of it. As I always tell people, less is more.  Lastly, clean your home thoroughly. People can tell if a house is clean or not, and they’re far more apt to move into a nice, fresh, clean house. If you’re willing to spend a little money, there are other upgrades you can make, like replacing your countertops, installing new flooring, adding new appliances, etc. Sometimes these upgrades are worth it, but they can escalate how much you’ll spend by quite a bit. If you have any more questions about this or any other real estate topic, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be glad to help you.