Meta-Description: Before marketing your property for sale, consider these six upgrades you can do to increase your property’s sale value.
Selling a property is more than just taking nice pictures, uploading them online, and preparing the necessary documents. Amping up your property’s value is also crucial if you want to get the most out of your investment. You want to attract buyers to invest in a home that is beautiful and damage-free.
Upgrading your property also saves you the inconvenience of buyers backing out after seeing the property’s features. Consider these six upgrades to increase your property’s sale value and draw the interest of homebuyers.
Repaint and Repair Walls
Since the exterior of your home will be the first thing your buyers will see, work on repainting the walls and fences of your house. No one will be interested in buying a property if they look old or worn. Stick to subdued neutral colors as these appeal to many buyers and don’t overwhelm as bright colors do.
Repair any holes or broken sections on your walls. For example, replace worn wood panels with new ones. Reinforce broken concrete with bricks, hollow blocks, and cement. If needed, hire a specialist to deal with the repainting and repairs. You want your acquired asset to look brand new.
Repair the Roof
Check your roof for holes and tears to pencil out how much you will spend on repairing it. Replace tin roofs with holes and reinstall new roof tiles to replace the missing and broken ones. Remove any debris, branches, and bird’s nests on your roof gutter. The last thing your buyers would want is water pooling on the roof because the rainwater has nowhere to go due to the spouts being clogged.
Your buyers might not see the roof, but it is an essential part of the house as it keeps those inside safe and dry from rain and violent winds.
Revamp Ceiling and Floors
Buyers tend to look at the ceiling and floors as these are the high and low points of a house. Repaint your ceiling to get rid of water stains and unsightly dirt. Get a professional to replace the whole ceiling if needed to see what other repairs are needed. This is crucial, especially if you are marketing an initially foreclosed property. You want to eliminate any toxic hazards, such as asbestos ceilings and hives of wasps or bees, that have developed over time.
Polish wooden floors to remove scuff marks and stains and to make your floors look brand new. Concrete floors can be repainted with neutral shades to give a clean, warm, and comforting vibe to the house. Replace broken tiles with easy to clean ones so future residents won’t worry about stubborn scuff marks and stains.
Upgrade Windows and Doors
Windows bring in the natural light that illuminates your home. Clean glass windows to remove dirt that block the sunlight from coming in. Convert small windows to wider glass ones so the property will be brighter. No one wants a dark and gloomy home.
The front door is what welcomes residents and visitors into the home. Spruce it up by repainting it with bright colors like teal, blue, red, or dark brown. This makes the door pop out against the neutral hue of the walls and steps, making the property look more attractive.
If you are remodeling a foreclosed house, change the locks of the windows and doors. Doing so prevents insects and moisture from coming in and damaging the furniture and decor of the house. Enhancing the window and door locks keeps the home safe from robberies and break-ins.
Upgrade your property’s cabinetry by repainting and reinforcing the hinges and doors. Enhancing the wardrobes, shelves, and cupboards is an excellent marketing strategy to sell the property better to your audience. Homeowners want adequate storage spaces to store their clothes, ingredients, and other items.
Spruce up the Front Porch and Backyard
If your property has a front porch or backyard, spruce it up by landscaping and adding greenery to make the open space look more refreshing and beautiful. Add furniture to the backyard so future residents can enjoy outdoor lunches and picnics. Decorate the front porch with flowers to make the house look more exciting and attractive, not just for buyers but also for onlookers and neighbors.
By enhancing the property’s features, from the inside to the outside, you assure your buyers they will live in a nice, comfortable, and secure home.