Selling a home in today’s tough economy can be a challenge. More and more buyers are looking for great deals, so you should take a number of steps to ensure that you get your asking price when selling your home. Do-it-yourself projects such as bathroom refacing can significantly boost your home’s value. Keep the following four areas in mind when preparing your home for sale.
It’s important that your home looks and feels clean. Consider renting a pressure washer to clean your sidewalks and your home’s exterior. You should also wash both your exterior and interior windows. During the selling process, it is essential to vacuum and dust daily. Clean out your refrigerator, scrub your tub and polish all metal fixtures in your home. A little cleaning can go a long way towards boosting your home’s value.
Boost Bathroom Beauty
The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your house. You can quickly boost the appearance of this essential room by completing a bathroom refacing project. A do-it-yourself refacing project will boost the overall beauty of your cabinetry and will improve even the bleakest of bathrooms. You’ll also see cost savings of 50 to 70 percent when you choose to reface cabinets instead of replacing them entirely.
Increase Curb Appeal
Your home’s exterior can make or break a sale before an interested party even sets foot in your house. Be sure to mow your lawn, trim all bushes and plant yellow flowers. You can group pots of marigolds together for a quick, inexpensive outdoor fix. Be sure that the numbers of your house can be clearly read by interested buyers and passersby.
Clean Up Clutter
Clutter can kill any sale. De-clutter your home by removing books from bookcases and packing up your knick-knacks. Pack up all of your non-essential items. Store the items you need on a daily basis in a small attractive box. Homes tend to be more appealing to potential buyers when they are free of excess furniture. It’s a good idea to move your furniture out of your home prior to putting it on the market.
Attracting a home buyer who will pay top dollar for your house doesn’t need to be difficult. Make simple repairs around your house and be sure to clean on a daily basis. Focus on essential rooms, such as the bathroom and kitchen, to boost your sales success.
Jill Burbank is a blogger who writes for several online publications. Follow Jill @JillBurbank2.