Whether you are trying to sell your home quickly or want to be able to increase its value, there are a few cosmetic improvements that can help you accomplish both. It goes without saying that any functional or structural damage should be repaired prior to listing your home or it may not sell at all, however, if you want to get top dollar and get it quickly, there are certain things you can do to make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
Landscaping for Curb Appeal | One of the first thing that professionals like this Paradise Valley AZ realtor would tell you is that the first thing you should focus on is the exterior of your home. Once you list your home for sale it will be on the MLS and anyone who has an interest can simply drive by to get a feel for what they will be looking at. There are some times that a home is in such a state of disrepair on the outside that a prospective buyer never contacts a realtor to see the inside. There have been times when the interior of a home could be a showpiece in Better Homes and Gardens but the outside leaves a lot to be desired. If you want buyers to actually do a walkthrough of your home, make sure it has curb appeal.
Recovering or Painting Walls | After living in a home for a number of years your walls begin to become somewhat dull and discolored. There is really no getting around it. Sunlight filters in during the day, bleaching the color and greasy smoke from cooking can literally coat every area of every wall in all rooms. Here is where you need to make a choice as to whether you want to repaint your walls or cover them with designer wall coverings. Some homeowners use a combination of the two in some rooms with chair rail dividing paper on the bottom from painted areas on top. This is a trend that goes in and out of style but will never really end. The only thing that changes is the pattern on the wall covering and the colors trending in paint at the moment. In any case, refreshed walls give the home a whole new look.
New Flooring in Common Areas | Although you may be tempted to recover the floor of your entire home, most often it is only the common areas that need to be re-floored. The reason for this is because bedrooms simply don’t get the amount of wear and tear that common areas do and few people actually eat or drink in any but the common rooms. You can choose any type of flooring you’d like but it should be understood that hardwood will add the most value, second to that would probably be carpet or ceramic tiles and low on the list would be vinyl flooring.
These are the most visible cosmetic improvements that can quickly add salability and value but if you get really creative you can add little touches that will add that extra appeal that attracts buyers. If everything is in working order and you add some cosmetic touches, your realtor will be able to move your house much quicker. Looking for a quick sale? This is how to do it.