As your trusted real estate resource, we know that if you are currently a homeowner then you know how to think just like a buyer. When it comes time to sell you will have a good understanding of what buyers will be looking for in a property as you went through the very same thing when you purchased your home. While you probably are familiar with your property’s strengths and weaknesses, here are several key things you can check for when looking to make it more attractive to buyers.
Without going too crazy there are some creative ways to add some value to your kitchen without going crazy financially. New cabinet hardware can help freshen the look along with resurfacing the cabinets with a brighter color. Adding or replacing a dated backsplash is also a great trick for a cheaper expenditure. Combine that with a modern faucet for a better look and function.
Most importantly bathrooms should always be fresh and clean and free of any mildew, mold, or water damage so be sure to repair and paint if necessary. Next, for older bathrooms consider replacing the vanity and faucet with one that brings it into the modern day. Complete it by getting some new shelving for towels or regularly used items that are nice enough to display.
Upgrade the Appliances
Most buyers will first consider your home for its price, then when they tour will be making notes about any costs associated with not only what they want to do but will have to do for necessary improvements. Older, inefficient systems or appliances will certainly be on the list as they have both replacement and operating costs. If any of your systems or appliances are on their last legs, it might be a good idea to replace them with models that are new and energy-efficient.
Examine the Exterior
As it is the first and last thing all buyers will see, be sure nothing stands out as appearing neglected or needing repair. Trees and shrubs should be well pruned, paint should be in good shape and your front entryway should be clean and welcoming. A fresh coat of paint on the front door along with a new doormat and potted flowers can usually do the trick to set the stage for a clean and updated home.