Separating fact from fiction can be one of the biggest obstacles to overcome when you are trying to get your home on the market. We have some helpful hints to help you separate one from the other – use this guide to help you debunk myths before putting your home on the market.
- While it is true that updated kitchens and bathrooms can definitely increase the value of your home, if you do a major renovation right before putting your home on the market, you may not see quite the return you were expecting. Your best bet is to do small fixes and updates – such as countertops, and fixtures, which should help boost the appeal. Something you should do is, check comparable homes in your area to see what kind of updates you really need to do in order to get the best price.
- Curb appeal is one of the most important features of your home. Curb appeal can often be the final selling feature that will either sell or destroy all chances of selling your home. A lot of potential buyers will do a drive-by or search on the internet for the home and if the exterior of the home is not in good shape, then you might not even get a chance to show the inside. Updating the exterior is one of the easiest ways to boost the value of your home. Trim trees and bushes, clean up trash and junk and mow the lawn. You could even purchase new exterior home numbers, a mailbox, paint the door, install a new porch light, and plant some flowers.
- Home Staging. Yes, it is a good idea to have the home cleaned and fresh – however, stagers can make the home appeal to a wide variety of tastes by highlighting features you may not have even thought of and helping to compensate for issues. Even if you choose not to use a professional stager – you would benefit from using some of their tricks and tips.
- Granite and Stainless steel appliances and countertops. Most people would agree that they don’t want a home that looks outdated. However, even though some people believe that granite and stainless steel are outdated, they are still modern and updated enough that you need not worry about placing either of these surfaces in your home.
- Paint colors that don’t appeal to a mass audience may be a deal breaker. If you have any qualms about any of your chosen wall colors – paint over them. Buyers have enough to worry about when moving and not having to repaint is something that may be a selling feature on its own. A fresh coat of paint will help you sell your home in an overcrowded market.