Your realtor has a family that is interested in viewing your home. You only get one shot to present a first impression. Home buyers purchase with their eyes. As a seller, you need to make sure that your property show its best side all time. To do this you need to invest in some home improvements that will get you the most return out of your investment.
Probably the most single important factor to making a good first impression for the potential buyer(s) is curb appeal. This includes the manicuring of the lawns, trimming the trees and keeping the flower beds clear of weeds. Have a professional gardener landscape your front and back yard. You should also invest in making sure that the sprinklers are in good working order. Without water your landscaping efforts will be to no avail.
To add to the home’s curb appeal investing in doors and windows in not only a nice visual attraction, but also offers energy-saving value. Installing a new garage door is a nice addition that covers a large area of the front part of your home. A new front door can add style and protection from the outside elements. A real nice addition to your home is to install all new windows. The energy-saving values alone will increase the value of the home 2 fold.
A good coat of paint will give your home that updated look. When picking out a color there are a couple of factors you need to be aware of. The first is to use a neighborhood friendly color. You don’t want to be the standout, but at the same time it needs to be noticed. Be very careful in selecting your colors. Use a trim tone that compliments the body color of the house. The second recommendation is to invest in a professional painter to do the job. There is nothing worse than having over-lapping or crocked paint lines.
There are 2 very important investments that can make the inside of the home look renovated. The look of freshly painted walls and trim will give your home that newer feel. Always select a neutral color that will appeal to all your prospective buyers. The other improvement that will go hand and hand with your new paint will be flooring. This could be a little tricky in selecting materials and color. Do your research and see want most buyers would like to see in today’s homes. Is it hard surfaces or carpet? Is it a combination of both? And remember to always have professionals do the work.