It seems like almost every time I walk into someone’s home they ask me what I think their home is worth and what can they do to get more money. Well… you’ve gotta fix it to list it, babe.
You’ve Gotta Fix It To List It, Babe
When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s super important to make sure you are showing it in the best light. It has to look fabulous! Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells and of course, price. Here are my top five recommended fixes to make before selling your home.
Paint Those Walls
Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to spruce it up, and generally, it can be a do-it-yourself project. Make sure cover any walls with scratches and chips and consider updating any accent walls with a more neutral coat. The hot look at the moment is a soft grey wall with white trim… but I have to say white walls with black trim is super fabulous in a farmhouse chic home and so memorable!
Spit Shine Those Floors.
Hardwood floors are a very desirable feature in a home, so you want them to look their best. Give them a really good spit shine and fix scratches or dull areas. If your carpet is worn or stained maybe this is the time to get some laminate hardwoods! And don’t forget the tile in your kitchen or bathrooms. Re-grouting can go a long way in making dingy tile work look brand new!
Floors And Paint… Hello, Beautiful
Brighten Up The Landscape.
The very first thing any future buyer is going to see if that curb appeal. Show buyers your home is the full package by dressing up the outside… not just the inside. Clean up walkways and driveways, plant seasonal flowers and plants, trim bushes and trees, install outdoor décor pieces and fill in mulch and gravel. Make it pop.
Fix The Fixtures.
Leaky faucet? Rusted drains? Loose drawer handle? Making these small fixes can make a big difference to potential buyers with detailed-orientated minds. Improve your kitchen. An outdated kitchen can be a real eyesore in a home. Updating cabinetry, repairing or replacing countertops, and installing new faucets and sinks may be worth the investment
Fill The Home With Love
My last fix it to list it bonus tip is to add cheerful decor pieces to really make it feel homey but neutral. Check out Pinterest or Etsy to see what is trending or hire a professional stager to give your home the right touches to make it pop. You want to invite buyers in and not want to leave. Make your home stand out.