Spring is typically prime time for selling homes. However, with so many unknowns, some people are holding off on putting their house on the market. The good news is that both web traffic on for-sale listings and the volume of applications for loans to buy a home are on the rise. Now might be a good time to spruce up your space to stand out among other sellers when are you are ready to sell. There are several simple, budget-savvy solutions that can help you make a great impression on buyers without breaking the bank.
Here are just a few ideas to get you planning (and renovating):
Make an Entrance
It’s often said that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. And that can be especially true when it comes to the entryway of your home. Make the front door the centerpiece of your home’s curb appeal by repainting it a striking-yet-tasteful color or staining it for a more antique look. Add some updated porch lights, high-end hardware, and some flowering plants in stylish urns to make your potential buyers feel warmly welcomed.
Keep it Neutral
A fresh coat of paint will do wonders to help present your home in its best light. You don’t have to stick with traditional white or beige, but try to avoid colors that are too dark and rich, as they tend not to have as wide an appeal. Consider earth tones such as gray or tan. And painting window and door trims, baseboards, and crown molding in complementary colors can do wonders to brighten up the living space.
According to Consumer Reports, 52% of real estate professionals consider the kitchen to be the most important room to influence a house sale, with 42% ranking bathrooms as the major deciding factor. Fortunately, you don’t need a major overhaul to up their appeal.
Highlight the best features of each area by making small changes such as updating the lighting and installing some new faucets, nozzles, mirrors, and cabinet doorknobs.
These minor revisions can significantly elevate the ambience of your kitchen or bath.
Transforming your backyard into an entertaining oasis is a great way to help your buyer visualize the wonderful times to be had there with friends and family. All you’ll need to set the stage is a few pieces of good quality, inexpensive patio furniture, a grill, and some potted plants to fill in any extra space. Also consider adding outdoor lighting such as string lights or lanterns as an enchanting finishing touch.
Try one or more of these fresh and frugal fixes to help your home attract the attention it deserves!
When you are ready to sell, make sure you are also pre-approved for your next home purchase, Speak with a GO Mortgage Home Loan Advisor to help make the process smoother.