How Can You Improve Your Frisco TX Home Before Selling?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with 3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. #9001154

If you are preparing to sell your house in Frisco TX, then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and do some work. Remember, selling a home is more than just advertising your property and waiting to get the best offer. It’s also about doing all the necessary improvements before selling to make sure that your home stands out in the market.

In this article, you will discover the ways you can improve your Frisco TX home before selling.

Some of the most profitable improvements you can do to your home before selling include painting walls, landscaping your yard, updating your bathroom and lighting fixtures, and remodeling your kitchen.

Read on for more tips on how to improve your home before selling.

Frisco TX Homes for Sale

Making your home stand out

Since the housing market is rife with competition, you can’t afford to just sell your house without preparing it for the scrutinizing eyes of prospective buyers. If you want to attract the ideal homebuyer, you need to make significant improvements to your home before putting it on the market.

Making home improvements before selling may sound big, but with simple, affordable tweaks, you can enhance your curb appeal and make your home’s best features stand out. As you take on these home improvement projects, remember that during an open house, prospective buyers heavily examine the kitchen and master bath so make sure they look great at all times.

Here are some of the easy projects you can do so your home can offer a unique wow factor for potential homebuyers:

·         Enhance your exterior spaces

People generally love spending time outdoors. By adding more usable space outside your home, you will be able to increase its value and appeal to prospective buyers. 

You can improve your outdoors by replacing your outdated deck with one that is larger and is made of materials that are easy to maintain. You can also create your own patio, complete with a tiled floor and an outdoor kitchen area.

·         Update your landscaping

Your landscaping is one of the first things potential homebuyers will see the first time they approach your home. If you want to make a good first impression, update your landscaping so those who view your home from the outside will feel welcome and excited to explore its interiors. 

Don’t just settle for making your yard look neat and trimmed. Instead, think outside the box by considering adding a gazebo or freshly graveling your driveway. Make sure that your front door also exudes a feeling of elegance.

·         Remodel your kitchen

Updating your kitchen is one of the projects you shouldn’t miss when improving your home before selling. When you replace outdated appliances in your kitchen, install new countertops, and refinish your cabinets, you increase the value of your home. 

The kitchen is one of the most important areas of any home, so expanding it to include desirable extras will be a huge plus to homebuyers. While some kitchen upgrades may cost you quite a bit, these projects will certainly pay off in the long run.

·         Improve your lighting

Wanting to make potential homebuyers feel welcome as soon as they open your front door is so important when staging a home. If you want your home to make a great impression the moment they enter your door, make sure your home is well-lit. 

Consider the strategic lighting placement by making sure your lights direct attention to particular areas of your home that you want to highlight. For instance, you can use ambient lighting in your living room to boost its coziness factor or task lighting for the butcher block island in your kitchen.

·         Remodel your bathroom

Since the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home, it is most likely to show its age. That is why as you prepare your home for sale, it is necessary that you remodel this part of your home. 

Don’t focus your improvements on making your bathroom simply utilitarian. Make it look as trendy as possible by using different types of lights and infusing the room’s floor tiles and walls with relaxing shades. These days, people also view the bathroom as a place of relaxation so make it pop.

·         Improve your master bedroom

Today, homebuyers see the master bedroom as more than a place where they sleep. Homebuyers want to create the master bedroom as a space that is entirely their own, so they want this room to be that area of the home where their personality can really shine through. 

To improve your master bedroom, convert it into a space that does not only allow someone to sleep but also pursue indoor hobbies like reading books and playing board games.

·         Paint the walls

For homebuyers, freshly painted rooms and an updated exterior are sure eye-catchers. That is why as you prepare your home for sale, you can never underestimate the importance of a simple paint job. 

Freshly painted walls can increase the value of your home by a lot, so make sure you take on this easy project before putting your home on the market. Don’t forget to pick the right shade for each area of your home.

·         Renew your flooring and replace your old carpet

Remember that if your room is purely vacant, your flooring is one of the things that count as far as the first impression goes. Once a prospective homebuyer steps inside your home, this is probably the one he or she will see first. 

If your floor has already taken a beating over time and looks already worn out, that will definitely turn off potential buyers. So, if you want to make the best first impression, renew your flooring and replace your old or stained carpet with a new one. You can hire a professional to clean your dirty carpet, but if that doesn’t do the trick, it’s about time you consider getting a fresh new carpet.

·         Upgrade your windows and doors

New doors and windows do not only make your home look stylish, but they also make your home more energy-efficient. Homebuyers today want homes that offer more affordable household running costs, so if they see that your doors and windows are upgraded, they will definitely be drawn to your home.

Final thoughts

The best thing about making these easy-to-make home improvements is that they all have the potential to change prospective homebuyers’ perception of your home and increase its value. While some of these projects may seem too big to take on, none of them will really empty your pockets the way a complete renovation of your home would.

If you are selling your home in Frisco TX and need additional advice on home improvement ideas that you can make before selling your home, call me, Loreena Yeo, at 214-783-2210 today. I’ll be happy to share with you my expert knowledge and experience in buying and selling homes in Frisco TX.

 

 

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Comments (4)

Joseph Doohan
Joseph Doohan - Las Vegas, NV
I offer business strategy advice for realtors
Thank you for taking the time to keep us posted and up to date. Wishing you a great day ahead! Take care.
May 27, 2020 01:59 AM
Loreena and Michael Yeo

Sorry for the later response. Thank you Joseph Doohan!

Jul 05, 2020 11:19 PM
Realtyna Inc
Realtyna - Newark, DE
Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services

Hi Loreena and Michael Yeo, these are some good tips.  Landscaping is often overlooked in selling prep.

May 27, 2020 02:35 AM
Loreena and Michael Yeo

Thank you Realtyna Inc!

Jul 05, 2020 11:20 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Loreena and Michael Yeo I can answer that very direct question.... the most reasonable way to improve a home in preparation for selling is to call Loreena and Michael Yeo for the proper direction in accomplishing this task....they know their marketplace and are well-verse with recommending improvements that will result in a good return on that investment....

May 27, 2020 03:02 AM
Loreena and Michael Yeo

Wow! Thank you Barbara Todaro! Sorry for the late reply though. Take care!

Jul 05, 2020 11:21 PM
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Hello Loreena and Michael! These are great tips for anyone who wants to sell their home. Some of your suggestions are very inexpensive, and make a big difference!

Jun 01, 2020 08:29 PM
Loreena and Michael Yeo

Rose King Thank you! We're glad you appreciate it!

Jul 05, 2020 11:22 PM