BY: Candace Sigmon, athomehelper.com
It would be nice if you could just decide to sell your home, list it on a few sites, and sell it for your asking price within the first week. However, that’s usually not how the process unfolds.
Whether your house is 100 years old or just a few years old, you will probably need to make some changes as you get it ready for the market. If you make home improvements that raise the value and appeal of your home, you are more likely to sell your home quickly at the right price. Today, Painting Plus Professionals suggests several projects that could boost your asking price and help you sell faster. .
Installing New Countertops
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms when it comes to selling a home — and putting in new countertops is one of the best ways to make your kitchen impress buyers. According to Fixr, the costs for new countertop installation can range from $1,500 to $4,500, depending on materials. As for durability and attractiveness, marble and granite countertops are hard to beat, for which you can expect to pay between around $70 to $230 per foot.
Most buyers are keen to find homes with updated kitchens. And while new countertops can go a long way, consider additional upgrades to give your kitchen an added boost. New or repainted cabinet doors, new hardware, a fresh coat of paint, modern appliances and a top-of-the-line range hood will breathe new life into your kitchen. If you opt for painting, call on Painting Plus Professionals, who specialize in cabinet repainting that brightens the kitchen, making cabinets look new with a durable finish.
Costs for kitchen upgrades vary wildly, so do your research, and look for ways to cut costs. If you work with a pro, they’ll be able to guide you in the right direction for your budget.
Hardwood floors are very attractive to buyers and they can add to the resale value of your home — but they can also be a significant investment. If you have hardwood floors and they just need some TLC, refinishing them yourself can save you some big bucks and add appeal to your home. The Spruce notes that a less expensive option is installing laminate floors, which are still attractive and durable.
Build Out an Office
With remote work the norm for many professionals now, a dedicated home office will be a boon for your home’s days on market timeline. If you don’t currently have flex space that can be converted into office space, consider a bump out. This can be an affordable way to add space, and bumps outs range anywhere from $15,000 to $200,000 depending on the size and style.
Replacing the Front Door
Curb appeal is critical because it’s the first impression that potential buyers will have of your home. Along with shaping up the landscaping, what better way to add appeal to the exterior of your home than installing a new front door? Not only will it look great, but it will also add an element of security to the property. Plus, you can even get one with a vibrant color (e.g., blue, red, yellow, etc.) for a nice pop. The average cost to replace a door runs around $916, but prices can go higher depending on customization needs and materials.
Similar to the front door, replacing the windows can boost both the appeal and security of a property. Opt for quality vinyl windows. Not only will they be easy to clean, but they will also help to conserve energy costs by keeping the home well-sealed year-round. What’s more, all of these benefits won’t go unnoticed by potential buyers. Take note that a single window costs approximately $391 to $834.
There are a number of home improvements that you can make that will help you sell your home faster. Consider the items on this list and determine if your home could benefit from any (or all) of them. You might be able to do some projects yourself, while others will likely require the skills of a professional. When everything is said and done, you’ll have a home that will attract eager buyers who can’t wait to make you an offer!
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