Are you getting ready to list your home for sale? The housing market can be tough, and you want to give your home the edge it needs to rise above the competition. So, pick a few easy home projects you can do in a couple of weeks and enjoy a quick sale.
When a potential buyer first drives up to your property, you want them to be immediately “wowed” by the front of the home. You can easily boost your curb appeal by trimming all the trees and bushes, mowing the lawn, and removing any dead plants from the flower bed. Next, plant some brightly colored flowers or add a pop of color with some potted plants on the porch. Make sure your driveway is clean, and use a pressure washer to get rid of any discolorations on the driveway or sidewalk. You can easily enhance the curb appeal of your home in just a few hours, so invest the time into making a great first impression.
Focus on First Impressions
From the moment potential buyers walk up to your front sidewalk, you want them to be excited to see more of your home. One way you can make that happen is by painting your front door. This easy home project will only take one afternoon, but it can totally change the front of your house. When selecting a color, think about the style of your home and the current color, and make sure the front door color looks great next to the color of the exterior of the home. Finally, make sure the color you pick will make your home stand out, but not look out of place in your neighborhood. Common front door colors include green, blue, red, brown, and white.
Deep Clean the Carpet
Carpets are quickly falling out of fashion, but if you don’t want to invest the time or money into replacing your carpets, you can still get a quick sale by deep cleaning the carpets in your home. You can get a professional cleaning or do your own deep cleaning to get rid of any stains or discolorations in your home’s carpeting. Buyers will be impressed by the cleanliness of your floors, and you’ll soon have offers on your home.
Get out the Caulking Gun
Another easy home project that will help you sell your home quickly is to re-caulk around the bathroom or shower. Calking doesn’t last forever, and if you’ve been in the home for many years, the grout may be dirty or even moldy. Using acrylic or silicone caulking, cover the gaps around the edge of the shower or tub, along kitchen tile, or anywhere else the existing caulking is damaged or dirty. This will surely leave a great impression on potential buyers.
Make it Bright
You can easily have light flooding every corner of your home. Buyers want a bright home, so replace burnt-out bulbs, use high-watt bulbs, or replace light fixtures and lamps to maximize the light. If you have dark lampshades, replace them to allow your bulbs to shine. If you’re changing your light fixtures, be sure you replace them with modern fixtures that will update your home. Remove any heavy drapes that block natural sunlight, and if there are trees or shrubs blocking your windows, trim them to allow as much light in as possible.
When you’re preparing to list your home, tackle a few of these simple home projects to increase its value, amp up curb appeal, and improve your chances of selling your home quickly.