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5 Small Home Improvements To Help Your Home Sell Fast
Dated: September 20 2017
Sometimes you don't need whole renovations to make your home more appealing. Here are 5 small home improvements to help your home sell fast.
If you're trying to move your house off the market as fast as possible, you probably know you'll need to spend some money sprucing it up before you list.
While remodeling multiple rooms can cost as much as $37,886, you can make some small, affordable improvements that will help your house sell quickly.
Read on for 5 small changes that can help your home sell fast.
5 Easy Improvements to Help Your Home Sell Fast
1. Make Those Minor Repairs
When selling your home, it's best to start with the basics. Make sure your house is clean, dusted, and fresh-smelling first, then look over your To Do list of home repairs.
Fix that leaky faucet, patch any holes, repair or replace your stuck doors, and switch out any cracked or broken tiles.
While some buyers are looking to invest in a fixer upper, the savviest among them may expect you to deduct the cost of repairs from the list price of your home. Others may walk away when they see your home needs work.
2. Slap On a New Coat of Paint
You've probably heard that neutral shades make it easier for buyers to imagine themselves in your home. This is true, and it can also mean a higher sell price for your home.
Houses with blue bathrooms netted over $5,000 more than homeowners expected, according to a 2016 survey. Homes with cool, natural shades of gray or oatmeal also brought in almost $2,000 extra for sellers.
While you're repainting, be sure to touch up your home's exterior, too. A fresh coat of paint can improve your curb appeal in no time.
3. Invest in a Little Landscaping
Landscaping is another easy way to up your home's curb appeal and attract buyers fast.
Clear out any scraggly or dead plants and patch brown spots in your lawn. Plant some seasonally appropriate flowers that can bring a pop of color to your garden. Trim everything back, making sure your windows, mailbox, and house number are all clearly visible.
The more low-maintenance you can make your landscaping appear, the better.
4. Clear Out the Interior Clutter
This is often one of the hardest steps for sellers. The fact is, clutter makes your rooms look smaller and less inviting.
That's why you'll need to pack up photos, knick knacks, and other extraneous items before listing your house. Keep your furniture sparse and move it away from the walls. Hang drapes high to make your ceilings tower over prospective buyers.
Depending on your current furniture set, it may even make sense to purchase some new, trendier pieces to stage your home while you store your existing furniture somewhere off-site.
5. Add Extras Wherever You Can
A little extra addition can really spruce up a room. Crown molding, updated light fixtures, and new cabinet hardware can take a lackluster room to the next level.
Just be sure to show a little restraint with your style choices. You want to be trendy, not controversial.
If You Really Want to Sell Fast, Enlist the Help of a Qualified Realtor
The professionals at the Prime Team with Keller Williams Realty have the experience and passion you need to move your home off the market quickly. They have helped families in the Omaha area buy, sell, and build their homes while making the process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Contact our agents today for help selling your home—fast.
I am the team leader for The Prime Team with Keller Williams Realty and have been a Realtor since 2011. Real estate is my passion, whether it is helping people buy, sell, build, or invest. It doesn't ....