You’ve made the decision to sell your home. Finding a way to sell your home as quickly as possible and ideally for the most money is what all home sellers aim to do. Here are a few steps you, as a homeowner, can take to help satisfy both of those requirements. When it comes to first impressions, appearances really do matter. Spruce up the exterior of your home to create the best curb appeal. Small steps, such as clearing any debris, tools or toys from the yard and maintaining a shovelled sidewalk or driveway can go a long way to making that first impression great.
Other simple fixes that can enhance the selling price of a home include updating older style lighting fixtures, replacing the front door, upgrading hardware on fences and gates and repairing downspouts and gutters that may be worse for the wear. Some real estate sales professionals suggest a fresh coat of exterior paint could see the sale price of a property climb by five percent or even more. A costlier upgrade, but one that could ultimately pay off in the end, would be to continue the painting effort inside the home.
Replacing the property’s appliances with modern, energy-efficient models is a popular option. Contemporary home buyers are aware that energy consumption is a huge part of the cost of operating a household and will understand the value modern appliances add to a home. Those green kitchen appliances from the 1980s may still work, but nothing will dazzle a prospective buyer more than their glistening, new energy-efficient replacements.
It all comes down to selling your home, in the shortest time and for the largest amount possible. The time and money invested in enhancing a property today will prove a worthwhile investment later when the sale completes to your benefit.