If you are thinking of selling your Greenville home, tackling these basic and inexpensive home improvements will help your home show better and sell faster. Visual appeal is one of the most important selling points of your home so you would want to make your Greenville home stand out and create a strong impression.
Before you sell your home take a careful look of its condition. More often than not, it needs repair or improvement but before you plan into a major home repair, think about how much money it will cost you and if it will give returns. You may have to consider some factors such as the market condition, your goals, cost and return of investment before you start pouring your time and money on repairs or renovation.
Again, before you start, take a good look of your home’s condition inside and out. Make a list of all the things that are broken, worn out, and in need of replacement. You’ll find that some of them are not that heavy on the pocket. There are many small ways and repairs that will help improve your home’s look and feel.
Painting the walls will make your house look new and clean. Choosing neutral color paint will make your rooms appear larger.
If your walls have dents, dings and scrapes, patch drywall to smooth walls; a putty knife and compound joint will effectively eliminate all blemishes from the surface of the drywall.
If you have old and worn carpeting, it is best to replace them. Choose a light tan carpeting if your sub-floor is plywood. Your best bet for resale is neutral carpeting.
If you have hardwood flooring, have then refinished and remove the carpets to give the buyer a full view, hardwood floors are in-demand to buyers.
Replace any cracked or missing tiles, choose a simpler, less expensive tile replacements. Clean moldy grouts in the kitchen and the bathroom floors, if bleaching doesn’t work, consider re-grouting.
When a buyer a checks your house, he takes in the entire exterior first. So if your roof has some missing shingles or a gutter that’s barely hanging, it will surely turn them off. This can be easily fixed, but if you think your roof is beyond repair, bow to fate and get a new roof. Buyers shy away from buying a home that has bigger and costlier problems such as this.
Cabinets are some of the most expensive items to replace in the kitchen, if you don’t have the budget to replace them resurfacing is your least expensive option, this is done by adding a thin veneer to the cabinet’s surface. Adding a fresh coat of paint and replacing knobs or handles will also do wonders.
If you have leaky faucets, replace or repair it. Clean your stained sinks. Buyers are turned off to leaky faucets or stained sinks. Granite counters are a plus but if you don’t have granite counters you could do with simple laminate counters.
The kitchen and the bathrooms are said to have the highest returns so if you think your bathroom needs new floors or fixtures, do so. It will pay off. If you don’t have the budget for it, making sure that your bathroom floors and tiles are squeaky clean would do.
The Curb Appeal
Do not underestimate the power of first impression. Untrimmed hedges and growing weeds in your front yard will turn away buyers. Pruning trees, trimming hedges, planting garden beds, and maintaining your lawn will give an impression that your house is well-cared. A few aesthetic upgrades and some touch up can give your home a better first impression.
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