1. FRONT YARD MAKEOVER
A fresh-looking front yard is crucial because it is the first thing people see. Thankfully, it’s not expensive to get a nice appeal for the curb. Add colors to your planters or put a paver walkway.
2. FURNACE/HVAC REPLACEMENT
Most home buyers are particular with the furnace/HVAC. When they see it’s in a good condition, they would guess that the rest of the property is well-maintained. It’s also a good idea because you can be comfortable while waiting for an interested buyer. Plus, there’s energy savings.
3. ADDING ATTIC INSULATION
Effective attic insulation is something you can point out during the tour. The materials are rather inexpensive, and you can do it yourself.
4. BRIGHTEN UP
A gloomy living space is going to drive interested home buyers away. Replace old lighting fixtures or add some recessed lighting to brighten up your place. Try to be more dramatic in the kitchen and bathrooms.
5. CHECK PLUMBING
The plumbing is extremely important in our daily lives. So keep in mind that home buyers will take into heavy consideration. Call a licensed plumber to run a thorough inspection and perform necessary repairs and replacements. You don’t want to deal with a burst pipe whilst a potential buyer is around, right?
6. REAL WOOD FLOORS
Real wood floors are timeless. It can blend with any décor that is why most homeowners are drawn to properties with gorgeous wooden flooring. If you’re planning to put your home in the market, get rid of the laminate now.
7. LET GO OF THE PANELING AND POPCORN CEILING
Rip the wood paneling out and put up a crisp drywall. But if you’re really attached to the “wood look”, I suggest that you use reclaimed wood instead. It’s also time to let go of the popcorn ceilings. It’s more likely to catch a good deal with a modern-looking home.