Selling your home is stressful enough, but do you know what will make that stress go away? Selling for top dollar. In today’s video, I’m going to show you five small home improvements that can help you sell your house for the most amount of money possible. Since people buy a home based on emotion, you want them to fall in love with your house at first sight—and I’m going to show you how to do it.
5 Home Improvements To Sell Your Home For Top Dollar
#1: Swapping Out And Adding Hardware
The first home improvement you need to consider making is swapping out or adding new hardware. If you have old, disgusting hardware on your current cabinets—or maybe even on the front door—you should replace them. You want someone to walk in and think, “Oh, wow. These cabinets are so beautiful.” Helping them to connect to your space with beautiful, fresh hardware is an easy way to impress potential buyers. The great news about hardware is you can pick them up anywhere at your local home improvement stores, such as Lowe’s and Home Depot. They’re an inexpensive addition to your kitchen, bathroom, or front door but tend to make a huge impact.
#2: Neutralize Your Paint Colors
The second way to improve your home and help buyers fall in love with it is neutralizing your paint. Your son may love his camouflage walls, but the buyer’s son may not. Using neutral colors will freshen up the space and let buyers imagine themselves in your home. By simply changing the paint color in a room, you can produce a calmer atmosphere that will appeal to buyers.
#3: Take Down Family Photos
Aside from neutralizing your walls with calming paint colors, you should also consider taking down all your family photos. Since you’re going to pack up and move out anyways, removing this will give your home a clean slate. You need space for the buyer to be able to see themselves in your home—with their own decorations and pictures on the wall. So even if your doggy is cutest, you want to take his picture down to.
#4: Replace Your Toilet
The fourth home improvement that’s a super easy swap—and an absolute must—is changing out your old toilet. Nobody wants to see themselves in your toilet. Imagine going to your friend’s house—is that the toilet you want for your house? A brand new toilet is what buyers will want and expect, and they’ll appreciate that you thought that far ahead to change out your gross toilet. While you’re at it, consider changing out the valves in your shower. Years of calcification and odors you don’t see pay attention to anymore will be noticed by your buyer. These are easy swap outs, so go ahead and take care of those to impress the people that are shown your home.
#5: Swap Out Your Carpets
The fifth and final home improvement you should make is swapping out your carpets. It’s an easy change that doesn’t require too much effort, and you can usually complete this switch in one day. Years of dogs, kids, and spills may not be noticed by you, but buyers absolutely will. One of the great things about replacing carpet is it’s not an expensive task to complete. Any home improvement store also has inexpensive carpeting options that will make your home look like new.
If a buyer walks in and your carpets are stained and odorous, they’re going to notice. It will then cost you to replace them anyway, so it’s best to do it yourself. This will give your buyers the best impression possible when they consider purchasing your home.
I hope these simple tips and tricks help you to get the biggest return on investment when selling your home. If you’re preparing your home for sale and you’re just not sure what to do with your home, feel free to reach out to me for a private in-home consult. I’d be happy to help you get top dollar for your transaction!