When you're preparing your house for the market, you'll want to perform as many maintenance and home improvement tasks as possible to increase the curb appeal and the potential listing price of your home. While there are hundreds of different ways that you can make your house more attractive to potential buyers searching through real estate listings, you should always prioritize the tasks that provide the largest value to the interior or exterior of your house.
Freshen up the Door
Your home's front door is the first and last thing that potential buyers will see when they come to see your house, and thus has the unique power to both create a first and a lasting impression upon them. For that reason, you want to make sure that your front door looks as good as possible. Consider either repainting your existing door if it is still structurally sound, or replacing it entirely if it has visible signs of wear and damage. Be sure to keep an eye on the accessories of the door as well: you'll want to replace old and scuffed handles and locks, and replace broken weatherstripping as needed.
Redo the Floors
If you have outdated flooring anywhere in your house, such as worn vinyl in the kitchen or cracked tiles in the bathroom, you may want to consider replacing them with a new flooring surface (or at least replacing the worst looking individual pieces). If you have hardwood flooring in your home, however, you may want to consider refinishing it instead. Unlike replacement, which can be both expensive and disruptive, refinishing simply requires the surface of your floors to be sanded down and then stained, providing a brand-new aesthetic to various rooms in your home without actually changing the underlying structure of your floor.
Though repainting rooms within your home may seem like a great deal of effort, it is also one of the most effective maintenance tasks that you can perform before listing your home. Peeling, fading, and otherwise dirty walls and ceilings can mar an otherwise great looking room, and detract from the entire house. A new coat of paint can be done yourself, is not too expensive, and will remove any eye-catching defects. You should also pay attention to the exterior of your home, and may want to consider repainting your siding and window frames if the existing paint jobs have begun to peel or fade with age.Share
23 January 2018
About a year ago, I realized that there were some serious issues with our home. I could tell that we needed to do something to upgrade our residence, so we started looking for a different property. I was able to find a really nice real estate agent who could help, and they worked hard to pair us with the perfect home for our budget and lifestyle. Now I can honestly say that I love my home, and I couldn't have chosen a better one on my own. Check out this blog for great information on improving real estate holdings and finding a better home.