Tackle These Home Projects to Sell
Your House Quickly
Before you list your property, take some time
to evaluate your home and your yard. You’re familiar with all the quirks and
charms of your home, but a potential buyer might focus on the bedroom wall
color or the stain on the living room carpet. Tackling a few easy home projects
will help you sell your home quickly and can even increase its value. My Extra
Garage presents some ideas that can help attract buyers to your
Up with Paint
If you’ve been living in your current home for
a few years, the walls have started to show the wear and tear of daily life.
Entryway walls may be scuffed, kitchen walls might have some stains, and your
kid’s bedroom is still painted lime green from that time you let them pick out
their own room colors when they were ten. Freshen up your home with paint, clean up scuffs and stains, and make
your home feel more spacious with a neutral color.
Make your yard more attractive by adding a wood fence around the back yard. This added
privacy will be a huge selling feature, and if potential buyers have a pet,
they’ll love that your yard is fenced and puppy-proof. Families with young
children will also appreciate a fence and the peace of mind knowing that the
yard is safe for their kids. Before you start digging holes for the fence
posts, calculate the budget and include installation costs. Measure your yard
and decide on the quality of lumber you want to use.
Homebuyers are all about the tech, so take
some time to install smart home technology, and then watch the offers roll in.
Replace outdated thermostats to modernize your home and install temperature
and light controls that can be adjusted from a smartphone. Another great tech
investment is to install a smart lock for added security and convenience, as
well as external security lights, doorbells with embedded cameras, and
You don’t need to redo the entire kitchen or
bathroom to spruce up the place. You can make a few small upgrades that will
impress potential buyers and help you sell your home quickly. By updating your
hardware, you’ll unify the light fixtures, sinks, doorknobs, and cupboard
handles for a more cohesive and modern look throughout your home.
Clean the Carpet
Carpets are home to harmful bacteria, pet
dander, dust, or even mold. Homebuyers typically aren't looking for carpeted homes, but if you have one room that
still has carpet, you don’t have to replace the flooring to make a quick sale.
If there are stains or discolorations on the carpets in your house, deep clean
the carpet to give your home a fresh feeling. Find a carpet shampoo or rent a carpet cleaner, and make your carpets smell
fresh and clean. If you need to hire a professional for the job, a service will
typically charge $15 to $40 per room.
If your home has heavy drapes, take them out
before listing your home! Not only will they block natural light, but they’ll
also date your home and turn away younger buyers. So, consider replacing
curtains or drapes with easily adjustable blinds that will provide privacy at night but
can easily be raised to let in sunlight during the day.
If you’re prepping your home to list it on the
housing market, take some time to consider what home projects you can do to
sell your home more quickly. Focus on modernizing your home, and make sure it’s
clean and fresh and ready to impress.
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