Improvements Worth Making Before Selling Your Home
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Improvements Worth Making Before Selling Your Home

Focus on these key areas

When you’re getting ready to sell your home, it can be easy to miss things might need renovation or repair. After all, these issues generally build up slowly over the years and even when you’re preparing to put your house on the market, you may still not notice them without having a fresh pair of eyes to help point them out. Even still, once you’re aware of what needs fixing before you can start showing your home, you may only have so much money that you can budget for such repairs. That’s why we compiled a few key improvements you can make that are cost-efficient and – most importantly – will let you list your home for more money than you’d be able to without them.

Easy improvements worth making

The Exterior: Obviously, this is the first thing a prospective buyer will see, and so you definitely want it to look as good as it possibly can. If the roof is missing shingles, replace them, the same goes for fence boards. If your yard is wild and overgrown, trim it down and make sure it’s free of weeds. If you have the opposite problem and it’s browned and dying, try adding fresh sod and planting a few colorful flowers. Make sure any accumulated outside junk is removed as well. These are all achievable, low-cost improvements that can make all the difference when it comes to a good first impression of your home.

Lighting: It’s amazing the difference good lighting makes when showing a home. It’s a simple renovation that can make a home feel more open and inviting, no matter what the size. Swap out any dated lighting fixtures for something more contemporary and make sure to replace any bulbs giving off a “sickly” yellowed or orange light for something brighter. Good lighting can make almost any room shine!

Paint: This is one of both the easiest and cheapest ways to improve the look of your home. It spruces up the whole house and makes a strong impression on a potential buyer. Typically, light and neutral colors are preferred, as they can make a space seem roomier and do not overwhelm the eye. On a related note, if your home has wallpaper, we recommend removing it, as it quickly becomes dated and something the buyer has to “look past.” Instead, take it down and replace it with a bright coat of paint.

Final word

When selling your home, you don’t need to break the bank to make sure your home looks presentable and pleasing to prospective buyers. Just make use of these simple home improvement tips and you’ll be more likely to sell your home quicker, and even get more money for it than you would otherwise.

Does your home need a little more TLC? The LifeCycle Transitions team can assist you with everything you need to get your home ready for sale. Our experts have the knowledge to help you from start to finish. Give us a call at 1-877-273-7810 for an Assessment Evaluation.

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