A lot of people who are thinking of selling their homes think about whether or not they should undertake some restoration projects before they put it up on the market. The big question homeowners typically ask themselves is whether or not they should invest money in restoring parts of the home that they know need some work. The short answer is yes, should there be parts of your home that need work, you should definitely take care of them before you put it up for sale officially.
Fresh Coats of Paint on the Walls
You’d be surprised how often neutral colors pull buyers in when a home is up for sale. Adding a fresh coat of paint to all the walls in your home using a neutral, non-invasive color can make the home more inviting.
However, if this is something you can’t afford to do, the very least you should do is wash the walls and ensure fingerprints, dust, debris, and stains are all washed off so your home doesn’t deter any potential buyers when they get a look at the walls of your home.
Update the Home’s Lighting
Did you know that your home’s lighting goes in and out of style just like fashion does? If not, now is definitely the time to learn how lighting can make your home hip or out of date. Updating the lighting of your home doesn’t have to be expensive, however.
You can either look at updated lighting home designs and see what you like best, or go to your local home renovation and/or improvement store to see what they have in their modern sections to find something stylish, new, and properly dated.
Replace Old, Worn Flooring
One of the biggest deterrents that potential buyers will turn their nose up to are damaged, old, and/or worn flooring, be it carpeting or hardwood floors. This may be an expensive restoration project to do before selling your home, but if you choose not to do so knowing your flooring is not exactly desirable, your home is going to be on the market for an incredibly long time.
Keep Battered Furniture Away
Even though furnished homes can look better than empty homes when they’re up for sale, having battered furniture is actually more of a deterrent than a lot of homeowners who are thinking of selling their home realize.
Though this may not seem like a restoration project, it’s still just as important. This is especially true because, as a seller, you want your home to look peaceful and inviting to potential buyers. Having a chaotic atmosphere can quickly change a potential buyer’s opinion of your home rather quickly.
Fixing Windows and Doors
A lot of potential buyers will actually check windows and doors will doing a walk-through of a property. If they aren’t working as they should be, such as a window not staying open when opened, for example, this can be a deterrent for a potential buyer. They’re not going to want to move into a home they just bought and spend money on repairs immediately.
The biggest problem with not undertaking minor repairs before putting your home up on the market is that potential buyers are going to wonder what else is wrong with the home and, more often than not, decide the risk is not worth it.
One of the best ways to sell your home quickly and at the amount you’re looking for is to ensure that all restoration projects, whether they are small or large ones, are taken care of before you put your home up for sale on the market.