Are you thinking about putting your house on the market? Before you contact your realtor, take a close look at your home and your yard. Is there anything that could use some improvement? If so, how much money should you spend on renovations before putting your home on the market?
While it’s best to skip any extensive remodels, which could delay getting your home on the market, you can focus on smaller renovations to help improve your home’s look without destroying your budget. Here are # remodeling ideas to consider before you put your house on the market:
Make Small Kitchen Improvements – You don’t need to totally revamp your kitchen, but you can make some small improvements. Swap out old and outdated hardware, faucets, and lights. Replace any old or broken tiles. Spruce up the cabinets with a fresh coat of paints. These little changes will make a big difference and will draw the eye of a potential homebuyer.
Update Your Bathroom – An outdated bathroom can really turnoff a potential homebuyer, but the good news is that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to make it look irresistible. Give the walls a fresh coat of paint, update the light fixtures, and install a new sink. If your toilet is older, you can also replace it as well.
Replace Old Flooring – You don’t need to tear out all of your flooring for this update! See if there is any worn down flooring in your home that could be replaced. Look in high-traffic areas like your kitchen, hallways, and living room. This includes replacing broken tiles or hardwood floors that have a lot of scratches.
Fix Damaged Siding – First impressions are incredibly important when it comes to selling your home. You don’t want to be known as the house with the dingy siding. Grab a power washer and give the exterior a good scrub-down to make it look just like new. If there are any holes or cracks, fill them in. You can do most of these tasks yourself or a professional can help you!
Up Your Curb Appeal – Your yard and curb appeal matter! Always keep your lawn trimmed and tidy, and trim your trees and shrubs. Lay out fresh mulch and plant eye-catching, low-maintenance flowers to draw potential homebuyers in.
Renovating your house before putting it on the market doesn’t have to blow up your budget. Protecting your house or your future home from the unexpected doesn’t have to be expensive either. Call your agent at Madison Mutual at 1-800-766-MMIC today to learn more!