When it comes to selling a home there are many factors that go into coming up with the sale price. We first look at the surrounding market, location, and then features. Features include a wide array of the aspects of the home like room count, ceiling heights, square footage. These are all basic features of a home that can help determine the final selling price. When we meet with a client, we take a look at the house to determine if there are any low-cost home upgrades for selling. Home upgrades for selling don’t always need to be a complete remodel, however, that might not hurt in some cases.
Home upgrades for selling will cost you a little bit upfront but will also help you sell your home at a higher price in the end.
When deciding what home upgrades for selling you want to do, it’s important to look at current home trends. Trends can be found online or, your realtor should know what’s in and what’s not so to speak. For example, barn doors inside a home helped get an average of 13 percent higher for sellers in the end. Barn doors are just one example that wouldn’t cost much to upgrade but there are even more, cheaper options for sellers.
Paint is a very easy, and quick way to raise the cost of your home. While most other home upgrades for selling will cost a bit more in time and money, painting is as easy as it gets. Look for trends nearby but also make sure you pick an appealing color. Say the current trend is red, an entire wall, or even room, painted red is not ideal for everyone and more of a pain to sell. Stick to trends but always let neutral colors win out over everything else.
Smart tech is invading homes everywhere and is becoming more of a selling point in a home. Some additions like smart lighting may not be worth adding but there are other features that can get smarter. A couple of examples would be a smart doorbell or smart locking system. These upgrades can cost you less than $200 and will make a great selling point.
Upgrading the backsplash is easy and can be done on your own or by a professional. Either way, you choose to go, backsplashes can help change the entire room. Make your kitchen feel like new by following trends and match to the rest of your kitchen in unique ways. The kitchen can really make or break a sale, so put a lot of attention into the design.
While we’re working in the kitchen, you should consider upgrading your cabinets. There are options that allow you to replace all of the cabinetry in your home. But there are also options that allow you to DIY the upgrade in very simple ways. When finished, your kitchen will look amazing and could act as the closer on your sale.
Another room that’s very important during the selling process is the bathroom, a nice bathroom can sell a home. Combine that nice bathroom with a great kitchen and your house will essentially sell itself. However, upgrades to the bathroom can also be a little heavier on the wallet. It’s important to determine if the future gain is worth the upfront costs. There are a few smaller upgrades to make but overall you may want to update the vanity, the bathtub, and any caulking. Flooring might not hurt either but be sure the changes are necessary and worth it in the end.
Last on the list, but certainly not the least important is landscaping. Landscaping in the front yard is most likely to be the thing that brings in buyers. Simple upgrades like seeding dead spots of grass, adding flower beds and just trimming the bushes can all go long ways and cost little to do.
If everything is done, your home is ready to hit the market and will most likely get you more than the surrounding market suggests. Who knows, your home may even be the one to start an uptrend in the local community. Contact us at SandiandDebbieHomes@gmail.com to sell your home fast.