Thinking about selling your house? There are a few things you should know before putting out the “for sale” sign. And that, my friend, is what we’re here to talk about today. Let’s do this!
6 Tips to Consider Before Selling Your House
Debunking the myths: selling your house
First of all, let’s debunk some myths.
- Putting money into your property doesn’t guarantee higher resale – Many homeowners spend a fortune on their property and they are devastated to learn that the asking price has barely changed. What does this mean? It means you need to make the right home improvements to get the most “bang for your buck.” Check out this post for more details on the big money makers.
- The outside of the home is just as important as the inside – A lot of homeowners believe that the interior of their home is more important than the exterior. Let’s pause for a minute and think about that, though. If the exterior of your house is in poor condition, you may have lost the buyer’s interest before they even step foot in your home. First impressions count, friends, so don’t underestimate the curb appeal. The outside of your home is definitely important!
- You don’t need to completely remodel your kitchen and bathroom – Yes, it’s true that updating these two rooms will bring value to your home, but it is not always necessary. What’s more, you certainly don’t need to invest in an entire remodel. Instead, why not do a few minor renovations? Two good options include updating your cabinet doors and/or replacing your appliances.
3 home renovation mistakes: selling your house
So here’s the bad news; not all upgrades are good upgrades. And I assure you, few things are more frustrating than spending money on your home and ultimately hurting its value. Let’s doge that bullet, shall we? Here are three home renovation mistakes that you should avoid.
- Too much you – When you update your home, avoid picking elements and designs baseds solely on what you like. Instead, think about what will appeal to the widest audience. Remember, you don’t know the tastes of your potential buyer, so make a welcoming space with universal appeal.
- Inconsistency – If you have a lovely contemporary kitchen, but your dining room is falling to pieces, it might hurt your home’s value. Similarly, if you invested in stunning hardwood floors for your living room, but the family room has worn, threadbare carpet, it stands out. Simply put, your home needs consistency throughout. (My husband and I just dealt with this when we re-did our hardwood floors.) By reaching out to a company like Carpet One, however, and replacing the worn-out carpet, you can enhance your asking price and wow your buyers.
- Getting the scale wrong – The bathroom and the kitchen, in particular, are the two main rooms sellers tend to update. Unfortunately, it’s easy for things to go wrong. Most often, people select items that are too big for the space, like an oversized-sink, for example, which ends up making the room look smaller and more cramped. Use your current items as a guide to ensure you choose an appropriate size.
There you have it, friends! My top 6 tips to consider before selling your home. Good luck!
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