Styling your home for a quick sale: How to successfully update the home in which you raised your family, so that you can embark on a new phase of life. Selling property can be a time-consuming business, but there are ways to speed up the process. In today’s marketplace, which is a sellers market, you can freshen up a home on a budget and still get a great return on investment.
Here are a few suggestions for making sure a sale runs smoothly.
- One of the best ways to get prepared is to remove all clutter from the home.
- Before giving your walls a fresh coat of paint, look through some popular home decor magazines to get an idea of color trends. Whole house painting, including doors and trim. “There is nothing quite like a fresh coat of paint on white doors and trim to give a home that move-in ready feeling.
- Do a quick kitchen makeover that involved painting the cabinets and installing a new a granite countertop. New appliances can give an old kitchen a new lease on life. “You can pick up a package deal of refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and microwave for around $2,500 at Lowes or Home Depot which is far less than the $10,000 you would have to pay for new cabinets and countertops in most homes.
- Kitchens and baths are probably the most important rooms when selling, but completely remodeling your kitchens and baths would be very expensive and may not fully return the cost. However, sprucing these rooms up can significantly add to your sale price. In the kitchen, if your cabinets are in good condition, updating cabinet knobs/handles, granite counters/new sink and new stainless steel appliances can really improve your kitchen’s appeal. In your bathrooms, installing a new vanity, floor, knobs/handles and refinished tub will do the same for your bathrooms.
- If carpeting is really worn, I recommend carpet replacement throughout the home.
- Replace the address numbers on your home with new fresh ones.
- Pressure wash you cement or seal coat the asphalt driveway. It’s all about first impressions.
- Fresh mulch your flower bed and landscaping. “You can buy mulch for as little as $2 a bag at Home Depot or Lowes. Fresh mulch goes a long way.
- The three biggest returns are the kitchen makeover, changing light fixtures to more modern ones from the glass and brass of the ’80s and painting with the most popular HGTV colors, which are different shades of gray now. Most importantly, the biggest return on paint is painting the existing woodwork semi-gloss white to go along with the new color because if you don’t do that, you’re pretty much wasting your money on doing a paint job on the walls.
Different things can make all the difference between a home that sells and one that sits on the market. If you complete all or many, your home will give that pride of ownership feeling right when the potential buyer gets out of the car. It’s all about those small details coming together to give the best impression during the buyers visit to your home
Preparing your home prior to selling get’s the most return on investment.
“Styling Your Home For A Quick Sale” Was provided by Art Di Segna, a recognized leader in his field. Art can be contacted via email at Art@FineHomesOfTexas.com by phone at (281) 415-5888 or Contact Me. Art has helped hundreds of people move in and around many Houston towns for the last 14+ years.
I specialize in working with buyers in the following areas: Houston, Spring, Cypress, Tomball, Magnolia, Conroe, Huntsville, Point Blank, Lake Livingston area, Onalaska, Cape Royale, Cold Spring, Blanchard, Trinity, Woodville Texas.