If you’re ready to put your home on the market you need to ensure that it’s in good repair and that it looks appealing to potential buyers. The real estate market is very competitive in most areas right now, so your home must stand out from the crowd.
Be warned however that not all home improvement projects will actually increase the resale value of your home or appeal to all buyers, so consider the best projects you might take on when selling.
Kitchens and Bathrooms
It’s said that kitchens and bathrooms sell a house, probably because most home buyers know how much money and time it takes to remodel and renovate these rooms. Homebuyers prefer the work to be done before they move in.
You don’t need to put inexpensive appliances or fancy fixtures in a bathroom and in some cases, these can be too personal and may not appeal to every buyer, but updated cupboards in the kitchen along with simple energy-saving appliances can be a great choice.
In the bathroom, storage is key so a new vanity around the sink and shelves where they fit can be a good option. A low-flow toilet can also save the homeowner money on their water bill and this too might appeal to buyers. In both rooms, new flooring and a fresh coat of paint can also make space look more inviting.
Repairs and Replacements
Other home improvement projects that are good for when you want to sell your home may include replacing your old windows with new vinyl windows that have an upgraded energy efficiency rating. These can save homebuyer money on their utilities and are always appreciated in new homes. A new roof or repairs to a roof along with new gutters and downspouts will protect home and a homebuyer will typically be concerned with the condition of the roof before buying.
An energy-efficient hot water heater, new furnace, and a new central air conditioner should also be considered if yours are years old. These too can save homebuyer money on utilities and they will know that they won’t need to worry about repair or replacement of these when they’re brand new.
These are the best home improvement projects you can consider when putting your home on the market. Ask your real estate agent for additional suggestions on how to improve your home as well.