Need a Quick Home Sale

Need a Quick Home Sale?

Make These Changes to Spur Offers

Selling a home can be a stressful process, but when you have to sell your property quickly, it can be all the more anxiety inducing. Even though you’re short on time, it’s important that you put some effort into making your home shine so it’s not on the market for longer than you would like. The good news is you don’t need to start knocking down walls in order to get results that buyers will notice. Of course, even though a few simple projects can go a long way, it’s in your best interest to hire a pro to fix any major problems associated with plumbing, electrical issues, or the roof.

Before diving in, research home trends in your area and calculate how much you can make from selling your home post any fees, taxes, and agency costs. Whether or not you’re thrilled with the number, it’s a good gauge to know which projects to implement in order to increase the value of your home before you place it on the market.

Even if your home doesn’t require any major work, set a budget for the smaller projects and tally up the cost of all materials and labor. Here, local real estate expert Frank Filippone shares some of the top tweaks you can implement in an effort to expedite the sale of your home.

Add Curb Appeal
Improving curb appeal continues to be one of the top projects to increase home value, yet it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. For example, you can:

  •  Repaint your door and make sure all of the hardware is sparkling
  • Create symmetry at the entryway with new light fixtures and tasteful door accents.
  • Install outdoor solar lighting to illuminate walkways.
  • Plant herbs, flowers, and shrubs in pots of various sizes.
  • Clean up all debris such as dirt, leaves, and twigs.
  • Avoid leaving any patchy areas of grass. If you don’t want to add new sod, consider replacing the sparse areas with a groundcover.
  • Hire top-rated backyard landscaping pros to make your yard stand out
  • Freshen up the paint on the siding, shutters, and/or trim.
  • Repair driveway cracks.

Paint To Sell

Outdated or loud colors and art murals are a big buyer turnoff, and believe it or not, there are some specific colors known to increase your ROI. While there are variances between each room, the bottom line is that hues like cool shades of blue, grey, beige, soft taupe are more appealing, while brown, pastel grey, terracotta, brick or copper red, pink, white, and yellow decrease value and are considered buyer turnoffs.

Update Your Kitchen
While an updated kitchen is a great way to increase ROI and attract the eye of a buyer, it can be a costly project. However, you can accomplish both goals by taking less drastic measures. Top updates to consider include painting the cabinets, replacing a linoleum floor with floating wood flooring, revamping the backsplash, updating hardware and lighting fixtures, and updating the countertops.

Clear The Clutter
Potential buyers want to view a home they can picture themselves in, so it’s crucial that you declutter each and every room including closets, shelving, tables, drawers, and cabinets. Look at it as an opportunity to start packing up any items you’re not donating so you can get ahead of the moving game. Don’t forget to remove any personal items such as family photos, pet paraphernalia, toys (store them in a container and hide it away during showing), awards, and hobby-specific decor.
Before opening your door to potential buyers, make sure you hire a pro to deep clean your home. You may think you can do this yourself, but an expert can ensure that all hard-to-reach and clean places are spotless. Potential buyers are enticed by a home that looks new and fresh — even if it’s been around for a while.

Selling your home can bring on a lot of anxiety, especially when you need to make a quick sale. By enhancing your curb appeal, repainting, decluttering, and updating your kitchen, you’ll have a better chance to sell your home fast for the right price.

Are you looking to sell? Connect with experienced real estate pro Frank Filippone today to get your house listed and an offer in the works! (757) 549-2000

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