There is a major difference in marketing a fixer upper verse a move in ready home. Each has its own unique market with fixer-uppers fetching less for sellers and most often taking longer to sell than similar turn-key properties. If home improvement projects aren’t your thing but you are looking to sell your home quickly it may be beneficial to hire a contractor to help tackle some of those simple projects, you have been avoiding. The money spent now on exterior home improvements and small renovations will come back ten-fold with the sale price of your home and quick turnaround.
Below is a list of minor home remodeling project ideas that will help to increase the sale price of your home and decrease the time it takes to sell it.
Fresh Paint –
Adding a fresh coat of neutral paint to your homes walls appeals to almost all home buyers. Even adding in a fresh layer of paint on exterior trim and decking can add appeal and help sway buyers who are on the fence between two similar properties.
Curb Appeal –
Everyone knows that first impressions are everything. No matter how hard we try not to judge a book by its cover, we just can’t stop. This is true of your home as well. Take time to ensure that your homes first impression will be a good one. Freshen up the landscape, add welcoming elements to the porch such as lighting and seating, and perhaps even a new front door.
Updated Lighting –
The installation of more natural lighting can never hurt your homes chances of being sold quickly and at asking price. Home remodeling experts recommend modern, energy-efficient options over track lighting and older outdated styles.
Replace Old Plumbing Fixtures –
There are just some stubborn stains that won’t come out of tubs and sinks. This can be a real turn off to buyers. Refinishing the tubs surface is just one way to add that sparkle back to your bathroom. New, unsoiled plumbing fixtures is another, both really bring a new, cleaner appeal to your bathroom. The same is true of fixtures in the kitchen and laundry areas.
New Flooring –
Although a bit costlier than some of the above-mentioned projects new flooring can really change the look and feel of a home. Replace broken tiles, replace worn out carpet with new, and polish those hardwood floors.
There are many major home remodeling projects that should wait to be taken on by the new buyer as they require more personal touches and may not even be important to them. Small, neutral updates don’t radically alter the appeal of a home therefore enhancing it without structurally changing it.
As a full-service home improvement contractor servicing all Southeast Michigan, Kearns Brothers, Inc. offers clients a wide range of services to meet their construction needs including: roofing, siding, window, masonry, chimneys, gutters, and insulation services. More information can be found at www.kearnsbrothers.com.