We understand that no one wants to spend money on the home they are getting ready to sell; however, spending money is often crucial to sell the house quickly at the price you want. Beyond thorough cleaning and de-cluttering, there are four specific areas where money may need to be spent. Consider the following:
Painting the walls in updated neutrals and on trend colors will set your home apart and help home buyers remember each room. Open areas all should be painted the same color – maybe a light griege or muted – down color. You’ll want to skip the dark or intense colors in these areas.
Master and guest bedrooms are best painted in muted but distinct colors. Muted versions of blues, greens and yellows are good bets.
2. Make Necessary Repairs
Finalize any repair work that you have left unfinished. Not only will the buyer’s home inspector find those issues anyway, but you are hindering offers if there are obvious repairs that need to be made.
3. Replace Old Carpet
If you have old or stained carpet, you should consider replacing it before putting it on the market. Often a professional cleaning is enough to get it ready to show, but sometimes more is necessary to actually sell the home. Stained or dated carpet is a huge turnoff to potential buyers.
4. Install Solid-Surface Countertops
You’ve probably heard that kitchens and baths sell houses. If you are interested in getting your house sold quickly, replacing laminate countertops in the kitchen will help make that happen. We can argue the particulars, but solid-surface, natural stone or quartz countertops will help sell your home.
When a property is above the $350,000 range, I highly recommend the upgrade. If it’s below that, there is absolutely nothing that will sell a home faster and for more money. Buyers on the lower end will swoon over them and will always choose a home with solid-surface countertops over the homes in their price range that don’t have them