Summer is right around the corner, and this is a very busy time for buying and selling homes. As such, now is the perfect time to get your home ready for the market. You probably already know that updating a bathroom or kitchen can help you sell your home, but there are some other smaller things you can do to appeal to buyers. If large renovations are not in the cards or you simply don’t want to mess with such a large project, then consider a few of the suggestions below. They are lower budget and big impact fixes that expedite a home’s sale and increase its value.
Change the Front Door
Replacing your front door is one of the easiest ways to appeal to buyers. The front door and entrance is the first thing that buyers see, and you want to draw them in right away. There are several options now for doors with windows, stained glass and beautiful finishes on solid wood doors. The entryway to your home is so important and the doorway makes an immediate impression, if it is not wowing you or your realtor, then this may be a good place to start.
Take Care of Little Mishaps
Before listing your home for sale, look around your house with a critical eye. Check every nook and surface area for stains, chips in paint or dirt. These minor slip-ups have a big impact on buyers walking through your home. Stained carpet and chipping wall paint does not go over well because little things like this add up in potential buyers heads as things they will have to fix.
Maximize Natural Light
Potential homeowners love the look and fell of houses that let in a large amount of natural light. Even if you don’t have money in the budget to add new windows, you can still add new lighting that mimics the look of natural light. Another budget friendly option is to use strategically placed mirrors. If you do want to add windows consider adding french doors which are always a favorite. The effect of two or more french doors that open up to an outdoor space has a large impact on the exterior and interior of your home. Buyers will love that they can open the doors and let in La Jolla’s bay or sea breezes.
Adding more storage to your home will appeal to more buyers and even increase the value of your property. If you have the space, adding closets or a kitchen pantry is always a good idea. Garage shelving and organization systems also serve as wonderful additions. Once the storage is in place make sure that your closets and shelving are never completely full, this way the spaces appear larger to incoming buyers.
Improve Curb Appeal
Along with your front door, curb appeal is of utmost importance. Oftentimes buyers just drive by several homes to check them out in person and if your curb appeal is not up to par this can easy dissuade buyers. If the exterior of your home is messy and disorganized then it does not give potential buyers much hope for the inside. Investing in a landscape consultation is money well spent if they can guide you to a perfectly organized and decorated front yard. The easier the maintenance the easier the burden on you as the current homeowner for upkeep until your home sells.
For more information about selling your La Jolla home please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our newest infographic detailing the biggest seller mistakes, a pre-sale checklist and the highest return on investment renovations is available for download below as well: