Thursday, December 31, 2009

Home Seller Tips

New Year’s Resolution for Your House

If you had to sell your home tomorrow, would you be ready?

You never know when life will change and you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold because of a few neglected home improvements, repairs or upgrades. Be prepared.

This year, and every year, resolve to tackle one home improvement project. Make it a change you will enjoy, but also adds value to your biggest investment, your home.

This is an easy resolution that takes little willpower or sacrifice. It’s not about restrictions, it’s about return on investment.

  • Repairs and maintenance are your top priority. Keep up with minor repairs as they occur and plan ahead for major maintenance and upgrades.

  • Kitchens and baths sell houses. Pay special attention to keeping these spaces current. Paint, light fixtures, hardware and window treatments are easy and inexpensive upgrades.

  • Did you make compromises when purchasing your current home? Now that it’s yours – no more excuses. Fix these trouble areas now.

Sound like too much work? Well, imagine what a potential home buyer will say. Not only are you asking them to pay big bucks for your home, you’re asking them to make the improvements that were too difficult to tackle.

Keep in mind – at a minimum – buyers desire a move-in ready home. No buyer wants to pay top dollar for a project.

Having trouble choosing projects? Professional Home Stagers know which upgrades and improvements add the most value. Schedule a 2-hour consulation to prioritize short and long term goals for your home.

It’s always sad for home stager’s to hear a client say, “I wish I made these changes while I was living here.” Start this year with no regrets.

Budget friendly powder room upgrade with an eye toward resale.

1 comment:

  1. Whether it's something as small as replacing an old lamp or something larger like reshingling, I try to get at least one project done per month. Not only does it make my home more enjoyable while I'm there, but it also adds value that I know will pay off when I'm ready to move.