5 areas of your home where some good ol’ sweat can increase home values!
The first thing that comes to mind when it comes to selling real estate: How much are home values in the neighborhood, and how much can I sell my home for? It stands to reason that a home in good condition and shows well is going to be worth more than one that is run down and in need of updating. No matter your level of handiness, there are areas of your home that will get you the best return if they are fixed up. Where possible, enlist the help of friends and family. If necessary, call in a professional.
But before you do anything, call Mona. When you enlist Mona Koussa to sell your home, she is happy to go over the home with you room by room and discuss what areas need attention. She also offers free staging services, which helps sell homes more quickly and increases home values. More buyers these days are looking for move-in ready homes with a wow factor. Mona has learned by experience that a clean bright well staged home attracts more buyers.
Here are 5 ideas to get you started:
Kitchen-A fresh coat of paint, updated light fixtures, new handles for the drawers and cupboards. And clean every nook and cranny. If you are handy, consider replacing the counter tops, and painting or re-facing the existing cabinets and drawers. A modern backsplash can also make a big difference.
Bathrooms-A fresh coat of paint, along with updated faucets and light fixtures. Recaulk the tub, and clean everything until it shines. If you are handy, installing a new vanity or sink can have a great impact.
Yard -The front yard is where potential buyers will form their first impression. Take a good long look out in the yard. Trim any trees or shrubs that look shabby. Put down new bark or mulch in bare areas. Plant some fresh seasonal flowers for a pop of color. Put some fertilizer on the lawns and plants. Clean off any dust or cobwebs from the outside of the house, and especially the front door entry.
Paint-When selling your home, bright and neutral is the name of the game. If there are darker or personalized colors in your home now, a paint job will make the home brighter and appealing to more potential buyers.
Clean and De clutter!-Wash the windows in and out, dust, vacuum, scrub, and pack away the personal clutter and pictures that take attention away from the best features of your home. The idea is to create light and space, two very important parts of selling a home.
If you are thinking of selling your home, and aren’t sure where to begin, give us a call. We can talk about what your home is worth, and what the market is like in your particular neighborhood. If you have questions, or feel it is necessary to bring in a pro for any home spruce ups, we can help recommend one. Looking at your home through new eyes, the eyes of a buyer – this will help you with this project. What do you want a potential buyer to think of your home? Let us help you get the maximum dollar for your home. Call Mona today!