If you’re thinking about selling your home in DC Ranch, your real estate agent will walk through and evaluate all its best features. Your agent will help you determine the right listing price for your home – and they may suggest making a few improvements that can help you sell your home for more money (and in many cases, sell it faster). This guide covers five easy home improvements you may want to consider before you put your home on the market.
5 Easy Home Improvements That Can Help You Sell Your Home in DC Ranch
Though there’s never any guarantee that a certain improvement will pay off at the closing table, these five updates and upgrades may help you sell faster and for more money:
- Upgrade the lighting
- Bring your fixtures into the 21st Century
- Add mirrors
- Replace bold paint colors with neutrals
- Add outdoor living space
Here’s a closer look at each.
Home Improvement #1: Upgrade the Lighting
One of the most important things you can do to improve your home’s selling power is to upgrade the lighting. Many homes have outdated or inefficient lighting fixtures, and potential buyers will notice. Replacing old light fixtures is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to make your home look more modern – and more attractive to buyers.
Whether you update only the oldest light fixtures or go through your whole home to modernize, it’s a good idea to choose new fixtures with a blend of style and functionality. Ideally, you’ll be able to replace anything that looks outdated or that siphons light away from the space; buyers like light, bright rooms.
There’s good news, too: You can usually replace light fixtures on your own, without hiring a professional. Head to your favorite home improvement store and see what’s available; you may be surprised at the selection (and how affordable some new fixtures are).
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Home Improvement #2: Bring Your Fixtures Into the 21st Century
While updating your light fixtures is a great way to modernize your home, it’s not the only thing you can do. If your home still has brass door handles, kitchen cabinet hardware, or bathroom fixtures, now is the time to replace them.
Much like outdated light fixtures, brass fixtures can make your home look dated – and that’s something potential buyers will definitely notice. Replacing them is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to give your home an updated, modern look that buyers will love.
Choose new fixtures that complement the style of your home; for example, if you have a traditional-style home, opt for new fixtures with a classic design. Or, if your home is more contemporary, look for fixtures with a modern edge. As with light fixtures, you can usually replace door handles, cabinet hardware, and other fixtures on your own; again, no need to hire a professional.
Home Improvement #3: Add Mirrors
Another quick and easy way to improve your home’s selling power is to add mirrors – especially in small spaces. Mirrors reflect light, which can make a small space feel larger and brighter (something potential buyers will definitely appreciate).
You don’t need to go overboard with mirrors; one or two strategically placed mirrors can make a big difference. For example, you might add a mirror to a small bathroom to make it feel larger, or place a mirror opposite a window to reflect natural light and brighten up a space.
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Home Improvement #4: Replace Bold Paint Colors With Neutrals
While you may love the bold paint colors you’ve chosen for your home, potential buyers may not feel the same way. That’s why it’s often a good idea to repaint your home in neutral colors before putting it on the market. Neutral colors are more versatile, and they make it easier for buyers to envision their own belongings in the space. If you’re not sure what colors to choose, ask your real estate agent for guidance; they can help you select the perfect hues.
If painting sounds like too much work, you can hire a professional painter to do the job for you. This may be worth the investment, as it can help your home sell more quickly. Your real estate agent may even be able to refer you to a local professional they’ve worked with before.
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Home Improvement #5: Add Outdoor Living Space
If your home doesn’t have much in the way of outdoor living space, now is the time to change that. Buyers love homes with patios, decks and other areas where they can enjoy the outdoors.
Adding outdoor living space is a great way to make your home more appealing to buyers – and it doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. If you have a small yard, for example, you could simply add a few potted plants, a fire pit and some patio furniture. If you have a larger outdoor space, you could build a deck or install a patio – but be sure to check with your real estate agent before making a huge investment. The last thing you want to do is spend money you don’t need to spend just to sell your home.
Are You Selling a Home in DC Ranch?
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