Knocking out any non-structural walls in the house or removing the kitchen island opens up more space in the house by creating a flow sense inside the house which could elicit a response from buyers who afford to be as choosy as they deem right. Using just a few dollars (hundreds) could ultimately transform the general feel of the whole house. There are some home buyers who would not mind having a movable island in their houses and thus homeowners ought to consider having one in their house in order to satisfy their needs well. The house owner could even adjust the house just to give them what they need.
Landscaping, Limbing and Pruning
Bushes that are unkempt as well as trees that are tangled usually obscure the view of the house, promote mold and also darken the interior of the house and thus deny a potential buyer to get a good look at the house. Most people often forget about the trees more than any other thing in the interior and exterior of the house they plan to sell yet landscaping ranks among the top three investments that are carried out on any house that is up for sale in order to get the biggest return.
According to a survey conducted back in 2007, it was established that investing around $400 or even $500 on proper landscaping could result in a return that is four times this amount when the house is bought. Landscaping makes a difference that is significant on the price the house fetches in the market. It is understandable that most people hate spending money on a house they are planning to sell but investing in proper landscaping is far more important even if the house is well kept up.
Overgrown landscaping hurts both the marketing points as well as the price points. If the potential buyer cannot see the house clearly then they just move on without further ado. In addition, if the landscaping is ignored, it can go wild which comes at a cost.
Lighting is a crucial aspect in as far as increasing a home’s appeal is concerned. You should consider every lighting option from the dimmer switches to the sun tubes that are becoming quite popular by the day. Dimmers are great as they allow one to set the mood or create one. These light pipes or sun tubes rely on reflective material to enable them funnel natural light into the house from the rooftop via some ceiling fixture.
Maintenance and Care
Before you consider upgrading the kitchen in a fancy way, it is important to consider the basics first. This would entail repairing plumbing leaks, insulating the attic, inspecting the septic system and furnace, repairing or replacing leaky windows, weeding the flower beds and replacing rain gutters that are rusty. Investing in the proper care and maintenance of a home is usually crucial to making a sale as a house in a tip-top shape will definitely grab the buyer’s attention. Houses that sell fast are those that are in a pristine condition with a price that matches their market value.
Front Door Power
Many experienced contractors insist on the power that the front door of every house wields given that any buyer makes up their mind within 7 seconds of being at the front door. A doorbell that works, overhang above this important door as well as shelter to shield a person from sunlight or rain as they fumble for keys are important to consider. Houses that do not have this important shelter could miss out on a lot of buyers who come to view the houses. Some real estate investors suggest investing in an overhang that is either a portico or an awning to make the best impression on the potential buyers during their first visit to view the house.
If you will be keen to perform more upgrades to the exterior of the house then you should consider the sides as well as the back of the house. You will get a dollar for every dollar you invest in putting in decks before selling the house. Many top-tier realtors uphold the opinion that investing in the right deck in a house proves to be an important eye-catcher. If a deck is made in the right manner and using the right materials then it will definitely hold value when selling the house.
It is a well agreed fact between most brokers that upgrading both the bath and kitchen of a house consequently adds more value to the home. However, most of these brokers who were involved in the survey agree that in some instances, carrying out these improvements becomes an expensive affair. Therefore it is not economical to undertake some major renovations if your plan is to spend the least money possible on the house before putting it up for sale. However, there are some upgrades that are easy, fast and cheap to undertake especially the bathrooms.
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