If you're thinking of selling your home in the future, it can help to make some improvements or upgrades before you go on the market. But not all upgrades will help your home sell at a better price.
Here are a few places where you can focus your money and efforts to improve your ability to sell your home.
Curb appeal: First impressions are important, and the first thing buyers will see of your home is the front yard. Take care of your yard and be sure garden beds are tended to and everything is mowed, trimmed, and edged. Potted plants are a great way to add a pop of color to your yard.
Paint: Painting your home can be a relatively inexpensive DIY project and can give your home a whole new look. Painting the exterior and the front door can be a great way to add more curb appeal and painting the interior to a fresh, neutral color can help buyers envision the home with their belongings inside.
Steam clean the carpets: Even the nicest carpets are bound to get stained over time. This is especially true if you have pets or children at home. A clean carpet will be softer and more inviting.
Replace your HVAC filters: Your HVAC filters should be replaced regularly to keep your system functioning at its best, but if you can't remember the last time you replaced the filters now would be a good time to do so.
Fix any roof issues: Roof issues are high on the list of things that buyers will want repaired before they purchase a home. Take the time to have a qualified roofer come out and make repairs or replace the roof (if necessary) before you go on the market.
Replace broken windows: Broken windows can age a home and make it look less desirable. Replace the broken windows, fix any cosmetic damage, and make sure all of your windows are sparkling clean before you list.
Tidy your home: Before you go on the market is a great time to start decluttering for your move. If there are items that take up a lot of room but aren't needed on a regular basis, it may be worth investing in a storage unit to keep them out of the home while you're on the market.
These are just a few of the more common suggestions that your Realtor® may make before you list your home on the market. At New Leaf Team, our agents will do a pre-listing walkthrough to help determine the value of your home and see if there are repairs or improvement projects that we recommend you take on before listing.
If you have questions about listing your home and projects that would improve your value, call New Leaf Team at (434) 214-6121. We look forward to working with you.