The Top Updates You Can Do to Make Your Home More Marketable
on Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 8:37am.
Are you thinking about selling your Boise area home? If you are considering selling, then you might want to think about some of the updates and upgrades that could help you sell your property faster, and which could even help to add some value to your home. Each of these updates can help to bring out the best in your property.
Update the Kitchen and Bathroom
Two of the rooms that can really make or break a house are the kitchen and the bathroom. These rooms, more than any of the others, tend to go out of fashion fast. They also have appliances and features that can get worn down rather quickly. When people are looking for a new place to call home, you can be sure that these are two areas that they will be looking at closely when they inspect your property. They want a kitchen and bathroom that’s been updated. It doesn’t have to be an overly expensive update, but it should help to bring the rooms into line with whatever is currently popular.
Clear Out the Mess and Clutter
This is one of the simplest updates you can do, but it tends to be one that many people avoid. If you have clutter and junk around the house or in the house, even if it is “put away”, it can have a negative effect on the buyer’s minds. You should take the time to clear out all of the clutter and clean the home professionally. If you have a lot of items that you do not want to sell or give away, consider renting a storage space until you sell the home. While you are at it, think about the scents in your home. If you have pets, there might be some smells that you have become “nose blind” to. Make sure your home actually smells nice.
Paint the Rooms
Here’s another fast and easy update to your home. Simply paint some of the rooms. A new coat of paint can breathe new life into just about any room. You do not have to paint all of the rooms, but only those areas that are in desperate need. If you have any rooms that might be a color that some would consider a bit odd, such as bright pink, you might want to repaint that room. Even though the color might work for your style, it will not work well for everyone. You want people to come into your home and to be able to picture living there themselves.
Consider the Flooring
While this might be a slightly more expensive upgrade, it could be worth it in some cases. Think about different types of flooring for various areas of the house. You might want to put in some hardwood or bamboo flooring, in the living area for example. You might want some slate flooring for the bathroom. New flooring may not always be necessary, but it can give your house something special that others in the neighborhood are lacking.
Update the Exterior
The exterior of your home is the first thing that people see when they pull up to the curb. Therefore, your home needs to have that all important curb appeal. Make sure that the exterior of your home looks great, and paint or redo the siding if it doesn’t. Consider your landscaping as well. Great landscaping can make a huge difference in coloring peoples’ opinions before they ever step foot into your home.
These five simple updates and fixes really can improve your home and make it more marketable. Try them out and see how much they can help.