Thinking about selling your home? Here are 5 inexpensive fixes that will make your home more attractive to buyers. If you want top dollar and don’t have a big budget, then you have to make what you have look as appealing as possible.
Make It — Tech savvy buyers will love having power outlets with USB ports in every room (kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms). It is an easy, inexpensive fix, but an important one. Make it tech savvy by updating to wireless router for your computer and hide or get rid of all those icky cables for the TV.
Clean It — A clean home looks good and smells good. Take the time to clean EVERYTHING! Have carpet and hardwood floors cleaned. If possible, paint windows, gutters, downspouts and trim, as well as siding. Tidy up the landscaping and add plants for curb appeal if necessary. Power wash outdoor patios and furniture. Have your swimming pool, hot tub and equipment thoroughly cleaned. If you don’t think you can do the job yourself, hire a professional cleaning team to come in and do the job.
Replace It — Another inexpensive way to spiff up your property is to replace old and worn door knobs, hinges and handles, both on interior and exterior doors. In addition, changing out door and cabinet handles in kitchens and bathrooms can really add appeal to those spaces. Do make sure that the handles and knobs you select match your current style. You’ll defeat the purpose if you put ultra-modern stainless-steel handles in a country kitchen.
Store It — A great way to add appeal is by adding storage solutions to closets. Most home improvement stores offer easy, do-it-yourself, closet organization options, or you can simply think about adding baskets and other storage containers.
Junk It — Like most of us, all the junk we don’t know what to do with ends up in the garage. Take the time to throw out the junk and organize the rest. Add storage solutions to declutter surfaces. Power wash the garage floor to get rid of stains, or paint it to cover deep set stains. Then go into your home and do the same thing with closets, drawers, bookshelves and surfaces. Personal items should be stored and replaced with neutral but attractive decorations.
In short, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get top dollar for your property, but you do have to spend some time on the details. These five inexpensive home sale tips will get you on your way!