Have you ever wondered why some homes sell for more than others, even though they are in similar neighborhoods and have similar market value? If you are considering selling your house, this question has probably crossed your mind. By speaking to the experts at kcpropertyconnection.com, we’ve come up with five key ideas that you can use to make your property more attractive to buyers.
Get Rid of Clutter
If you are planning to move, it’s good to get a jump start on the decluttering process, as this is one easy and impactful way to improve your home’s overall appearance. Check out organization tips for cheap and creative ways to declutter and organize your stuff better. By rearranging your furniture, you can increase the physical space available and improve the usability of the space. Combined with decluttering and organization, you can dramatically increase the attractiveness of an area.
Appearances Are Everything
Now that you have decluttered your space, your potential buyers will be able to appreciate the other features of your home, and you need to make sure that what people see is impressive. Examine details where minor adjustments can make a big impact. A new coat of paint is always a good idea for creating a fresh, clean atmosphere. It’s always best to choose neutral colors that will have a general appeal. Lighter colors create a more spacious appearance, while darker colors have the opposite effect. Replace anything worn-out, broken, or outdated fixtures and carpets.
You can also hire a professional cleaner and gardener. While we regularly clean our homes, there are always those nooks and crannies that we don’t get to all the time. Your potential buyers will be scrutinizing everything. This is one area where your money spent will be worth it.
Money Savers for a Long Term Investment
Purchasing a home is a long-term investment, and your potential buyers are looking for ways to maximize their investment. Think long term by planting a tree that will grow to provide shade for parking and if strategically placed, can cool the house in summer, adding to the savings on electricity bills from air conditioning. Adding elements like rainwater tanks, water filtration systems, solar-powered security lights, and energy saver light fittings will add up to quantifiable savings for the buyer.
Make Necessary Repairs
Hiring a professional to assess minor and even potentially major structural issues such as rusty gutters, water damages, a deteriorating roof, outdated electrical systems will help you identify your major concerns and get them fixed efficiently.
Remodeling Your Kitchen and Bathroom
Two areas in the house that will give you the highest return on investment from a remodel are the bathroom and kitchen. These are the areas in our homes that we spend the most time in. From little things like repainting walls and cupboards to replacing old mirrors and vanity cupboards, you will find that these changes create a big impact on the overall feel of the home. If you are strategic and creative, you could make small changes that will increase the resale value.
When reselling a home, try to put yourself in your buyers’ shoes; what are the things that they would be paying attention to? What would impress them and convince them that your property is worth the bigger investment? Asking yourself these pertinent questions should put you in the right mindset to make the necessary changes to your property that will get you the sale for the price that you are after.