Improvements that SELL!!
Let's face it selling a home in today's market can take something many of us don't have - Time. While you're anxiously awaiting that call with an offer, you may be feeling helpless and stressed, wondering what can I do?? Well the answer is simple…HOME IMPROVEMENT!
Now wait, I can hear you thinking … I'm not spending one more dime on this place. There are A LOT of homes on the market, and you want yours to sell right??? If you're like most of us you have a mortgage payment and every month you don't sell is payment. So the question is not if you can afford to fix up your home to sell but if you can afford NOT to fix up your home to sell.
Now that you're with me, lets talk about quick or cheap fixes….NO big spending because you won't recoup that money!! Take a honest walk around your house and make a list of minor repairs, if you don't see anything ask your realtor.
Improvement ideas for your list:
Broken Fixtures – Light switch and outlet covers are CHEAP!!
Change Light Bulbs – Really, how much is a light bulb (even if you don't use that room).
Fix leaky faucets –Just fix it, it costs you little to nothing!
Doors that stick or won't shut - Better to fix it than leave a negative impression.
Cracked caulking – Re-caulking sinks and tubs give a crisp clean look.
Locks & Door Knobs - Tighten existing knobs…or splurge on an upgraded door knob and deadbolt for the front door.
Paint Interior Walls – We all have our own taste in colors; now that you're ready to sell change the paint to neutral colors to attract more buyers.
Paint trim and doors –Give your home a fresh clean look from the curb.
Tidy up the Yard - Trim the bushes, weed the flowerbeds and cut the grass. Pick up the kids toys and make your yard look inviting. Most of this will just take time and not cost a thing!
Pressure wash the house and windows - Let's face it nothing makes a house look cleaner than cleaning it!
Just keep in mind, if it sells your home faster and doesn't cost much,you may not get your money back but keep from paying a lot of mortgage payments that add up quick!!
Fill us in on any cost-effective home improvement tips you may have.