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If you’re planning on selling your home quickly, these five ways can help you decide on how to spend your money wisely on which projects to take on that will increase your home’s value.
1. An Updated Kitchen is King.
Most first-time home buyers are now asking for “an updated/modern kitchen” on top of the list of their most sought-after home feature. If you have the budget for it, spend on new countertops and flooring, as well as a suite of new stainless steel appliances. This will give your kitchen a polished and coordinated look.
Paint cabinets and walls in neutral tones.
Update the hardware to give the cabinets a breath of fresh air.
Make sure all fixtures are working.
2. Use Living Spaces Efficiently
An open floor plan with flexible living space is a sure-fire way of attracting potential buyers.
Remove non-bearing walls to open up space.
A finished basement that can be converted to a home office, playroom or Mother-In-Law Apartment can boost your property’s value.
3. Beautify your Bathroom
Keep your bathroom clean. Give it a fresh look with new grouting.
Update your bathroom fixtures and finishing. If you’re not selling your home yet, adding a rainshower, installing granite or marble countertops will give your bathroom a spa-like atmosphere.
4. Curb Appeal Counts
Paint shabby facades or main door. Make sure the doorbell is working. Add a porch that will shield you from rain while searching for your keys.
Trim overgrown bushes or trees. Add flower pots to brighten up your front yard.
5. A Clean House Attracts More Potential Buyers
A house that’s clean and shiny attracts more buyers than a dingy, cluttered one. Put yourself in your buyer’s shoes and you’ll agree that you’d rather buy one that is clean and well-maintained over that dirty house down the street.
A clean and clutter-free home makes it easy for you to spot what needs to be replaced or repaired,and more importantly, it is also healthier for your family to live in.
Whether you plan to sell or stay in your current home for a long time, taking care of your family’s sanctuary is your top priority. At StreetSmart Insurance, we do our best in making sure that our clients are well-protected with affordable and comprehensive policies. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (732) 462-8343 or Click Here to request a free quote.