Top Low-Cost Improvements For Selling Your Orlando Home
Top Improvements For Selling Your Orlando Home
These days there’s more competition for home sellers than ever. To stay ahead of the competition sellers would be wise to utilize the most cost effective ways to improve their home making it more attractive to potential buyers.
Typically, there are 2 categories that home improvements fall into. There are the kind of improvements that you do because it’s something personal to you which doesn’t necessarily increase your home’s value, and there are the improvements that you do with the sole purpose of increasing your return on investment.
There are other factors that affect property value that you can’t control like the state of the current housing market in relation with the timing if your sale. Following are some suggestions that will be helpful to you when getting your Orlando home ready for sale.
Clean and De-Clutter
As an Orlando listing agent, it’s routine for me to ask my sellers to clean, de-clutter and organize their homes prior to putting it on the market. This is also the absolute best home improvement you can do for highest return on your investment. It doesn’t cost much to get some cleaning supplies and get to work.
Move any pieces of furniture that can make the room feel smaller and get rid of as many personal items possible. Potential buyers want to picture what it will feel like when they live in the home so show them a clutter free and clean space and let there imagination do the rest.
Coming in at number 2 on my list is new paint. This is hands down the most cost-effective way that a homeowner can make the biggest impact on the appearance of their home with out breaking the bank. I advise all listing my clients to fill in any cracks or dents on the walls as well as any minor drywall repairs that need attention before hitting the walls and ceiling with a fresh coat or two of paint.
It’s also a good idea to stick with neutral colors whenever possible. Just because you like super bright and flashy colors, it doesn’t mean the rest of us do. By using wites and off whites, you can’t go wrong with any buyer. These colors are not offensive and can easily be painted over without too much work.
The first thing a potential home buyer sees when driving up to your house is the landscaping. I’ve had times where I go to show clients a house and when we pulled up to the property, they decide they don’t want to go in just based on what they see outside.
Most of the time, all it takes is a bit of trimming, mowing and weed pulling to give the home a landscaping facelift. Trim the bushes below window height, prune overgrown trees and shrubs, plant a few annuals for color and mulch in the beds. You’ll be surprised at what a huge difference this can have on your home’s curb appeal.
We can easily continue on with other home improvements like kitchen and bathroom remodels, new flooring, etc. However, these improvements can be very costly and this article is about “low-cost” improvements so I will end it here.