Best Weekend Projects to Get Your Home Ready to Sell
If you are planning on selling your home in the near future, you’re likely feeling a mix of excitement and anxiety. After all, getting your home ready for sale at the highest market value can be stressful and expensive. Though you may already have a laundry list of updates and repairs, here are some excellent easy weekend projects you can check off to truly wow future potential buyers.
Paint Your Door
You only have one chance to make a first impression, and a beautiful, freshly painted front door might just be the touch that makes potential buyers fall in love at first sight. So, if your front door is chipped, outdated, or needs some work, take a few hours this weekend to make it look fresh and inviting again.
Update Your Kitchen Without the Full Remodel
A full kitchen remodel might sound amazing, but it is no secret that it is expensive and takes time. If you are looking for a quick way to give it a much more alluring vibe, simple additions and alterations can go a long way. Think about swapping out the hardware, repainting or staining the cabinets, or adding backsplash tile.
For many buyers, an outdated bathroom is a deal-breaker. Not to worry, though, small investments like a new shower curtain can make a world of difference. Some other low cost, big impact changes include changing out your mirror, repainting the walls, fixing any tile flooring imperfections, and either bleaching or changing out your toilet to be more up to date.
Before buyers even step foot inside, they probably already have a strong leaning about your house. Does your house have chipped paint? Do the window frames look old? Are the gutters built up with debris? What about the lawn- are the trees and shrubs groomed? This might take you more than one weekend to complete, but you will want to spend time on these aspects to make your home something that buyers want to check out.
Conclusion – Little Weekend Projects Add Up
Whether your current home has a lot of work to be done or you just have some minor upgrades to do, remember to take it one weekend at a time. The list can seem to go on forever, but if you check off a few of these bid-impact refreshes a week, you’ll have it tackled in no time and you’ll watch your house value rising with each passing weekend. As a final note, never forget that first impressions matter, a lot. When you take some time for improvements before listing your house, you are really setting it up to attract, proving that the final value is worth the labor/cost investment in the end.
And remember, whenever you’re ready to get your home on the market, the Scott Garnett Team is here to help. The market is hot in Richmond and we are ready to get to work!