Has your home been on the market for a number of months without much interest? Do you find it difficult to entire potential buyers to come back for a second look? If you answered yes to either of these questions then this article can help.
Below are some simple alterations and improvements to your home which can increase its curb appeal without the need to spend a lot of money.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Despite what you might remember from the last time you completed the task, painting a house is no longer an expensive task and one which you can easily compete yourself over a weekend.
When deciding on which color to choose it is important that you don’t design the house for yourself. Instead, consider using a neutral color or a color which matches any greenery surrounding the house.
It’s Time to Fix Those Small Issues
The last thing that you should ever say to a potential buyer is that they need to watch their step because of a loose beam, or something similar. The reason for this is that buyers can see this as a general disinterest in keeping the property maintained. This can lead them to think that there are many more problems hiding that they can’t immediately see.
Take a tour of your home and make a list of the small DIY jobs that need to be done and head to the Groupon Coupons page for Bed Bath & Beyond and start shopping your way through your list.
Roof and Guttering System
The last thing that any potential buyer wants to see as they walk towards your home is a roof that is in tatters and guttering system which doesn’t look like it has worked for a number of years. While the appearance of your roof may be purely cosmetic, roof damage is considered to be the most expensive home repair, leading buyers to make lower bids in anticipation of roof repairs.
Safely reach up to your roof and give it a thorough clean. This includes removing any debris and giving it a good wash. While you are up there, be sure to clear your gutters of any leaves and natural debris which has accumulated there and run water through the entire system until you can see it run freely through the bottom of your downpipes.
Sand and Paint/Stain
If there is any woodwork inside or outside your home that has seen better days, opening your home to potential buyers is the perfect reason to sand back those surfaces and providing them with a stain or painting them to match your surroundings or with a neutral color.
With the current competitive real estate market, sellers need to do everything they can to set their home apart from similar properties in its vicinity while also commanding a respectable sale price. These four ideas are a great place to start and can make a significant difference to the interest you see in your home along with confidence in asking your desired price.