So, you’re ready to put your house on the market, but don’t have a lot of extra money on hand to make those much-needed improvements. Take a look at our list of Low-Cost Projects to Help You Sell Your Home. Believe it or not, you can spend a little money and make a big impression on potential buyers.
A Fresh Coat of Interior Paint
According to the Zillow Group Report, 36% of sellers paint their home’s interior before putting their homes on the market. A new coat of paint gives your home a fresh, updated, clean look. Choose a neutral color – experts suggest beige or gray walls with white trim. Did you know that homes with light blue or blue-gray bathrooms will sell for a premium?
Create Curb Appeal
Get the front of your house in order. Make sure your yard is free of debris, toys, tools, etc. Your front yard will be the first thing your visitors (virtual or otherwise) will see, so make a good impression. Consider spending a few bucks on updated lighting or a new mailbox. For some great, inexpensive ideas, read our article Update Your Curb Appeal for Under $100.
Paint the Front Door
Painting your front door doesn’t cost much, and can make a significant impact. Experts find that homes with charcoal, smoky-black, or jet black front doors sell for a premium. What Color Should You Paint Your Front Door?
Add a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats are relatively inexpensive and usually an easy addition. Millennials often rate smart home technology as an essential factor in their decision to buy a home. Smart thermostats are just one of many smart home additions you can make. Others include voice-controlled lighting, etc.
Update Your Bathroom
Making simple changes, such as updating your bathroom’s vanity lights, can give your bathroom a fresh look. Replace cracked and discolored caulk in your bathtub and shower. Put a fresh coat of paint on the walls, and consider new hardware for the cabinetry.
Give Your Floors Some TLC
Whether your floors are hardwood, laminate, or carpet, they must look their best before sell. The floor of your home, after all, can’t be hidden or ignored. Have or carpets professionally cleaned, if possible. If not, rent a high-grade machine to do the job right. Hardwood floors should be cleaned, polished, and shined. Laminate floors and linoleum floors should be thoroughly vacuumed and mopped.
It’s easy to turn a blind eye to the little things in your house that you see every day and barely notice. These things will g noticed by potential buyers. With these low-cost projects to help you sell your home, a little cash and a weekend of projects will get your home “tour worthy” in no time.