Home improvements are a key responsibility, especially if you are thinking about selling your house. Whether you have just moved in or you have lived in your house for years, there are a few simple improvements that can help you to sell your house quicker. Let’s have a look:
We all know that first impressions can make or break a deal. This is especially true when selling your house. Take into account what others will see right off the bat when they view your home. One of the first things that prospective buyers will see when they pull up to your house is the front door. A new or rebuilt front door can really be a statement that others will remember. Make sure that it stands out and is well finished. Other ‘first impressions’ can include your mailbox, lawn, gutters, and exterior trim. The cleaner and newer-looking the better.
Sweet, Sweet, Sunshine
Nobody wants to live in a dark and gloomy house. When you decide to put your house up for sale, be sure that all of your windows are clean and unobstructed. The more light that your house can ‘soak up’, the better. Another way to brighten up your house is to fix up all of your light fixtures and make sure that all of your lightbulbs have been replaced. The brighter, the better. A bright interior can ensure that your home looks happy and spacious.
Even though you might like the maroon walls or brown trim, those colors might not be everyone’s ‘cup of tea’. It is always a good idea to choose neutral colors like white or cream to replace the old colors before you sell your house. Again, the brighter the inside looks, the better. With bright, neutral colors, your house will look spacious, clean, and inviting.
Update Your Thermostat
It can be easy to forget that you have lived with the same old thermostat for years. Small appliances like your thermostat can be easily replaced with sleek, easy to read, digital models that give your home a modern touch. The thermostat in your house can be like the cupholders in your car. Even though you might not mind the old one, a new one could be a small difference that could tip the scales in your favor.
Clean, Clean, Clean!
Of course, you know that you have to clean everything before you sell your house. One trick that can help your house to look cleaner is to replace surfaces or visible parts that have had a lot of traffic over the years. Trim, grass in the yard, doorknobs, and other small things can look ‘tired’ or ‘dingy’ but are super easy to replace. Also, don’t forget the garage. A freshly-cleaned garage floor can really make a difference.
A Little Extra Help
If you are preparing to sell your home and need a little bit of help, Eakman Construction is there to assist you in your home renovation projects. Your home improvements are their business, and if you are trying to get your house on the market, time is of the essence!