If you're considering selling your home, you no doubt want to get the most value possible out of the deal. Aside from cleaning up and making sure everything is in working condition, here are a few easy ways to increase the resale value of your home without breaking the bank.
When you're ready to make a change, speak to a loanDepot licensed loan officer.
Spruce up your kitchen
Buyers tend to put a lot of emphasis on the kitchen, but you don’t need to renovate from the ground up. There are easy steps you can take to give the space a fresh, new look. Small touches such as updated cabinet door handles and drawer pulls can make a big difference.
If you want to give the cabinets themselves a new look without replacing them altogether, consider painting or staining them. You can also purchase replacement doors at a hardware store.
For those with a little more money to work with, new and energy-efficient appliances are popular and can add a great deal of value to your home.
Update the bathrooms
When it comes to your bathroom, there are plenty of ways to change the feel of the space. Just like in your kitchen, small changes can help. New faucets in the sink and bath can make a huge difference, as can a nice showerhead. New lighting fixtures can also give your bathroom a more spa-like feel.
Improve your curb appeal
The first thing buyers see when coming to view your house is, obviously, the outside. What better way to give a great first impression than to make sure your landscaping is tidy and welcoming? And adding some seasonal flowers can brighten things up.
Statement doors are popular, and painting the front door of your home in a bright hue can make it pop and add some character.
Small touches, like a new mailbox or house numbers, can make a difference as well.
Consider your flooring
If you have carpeting, make sure you get it professionally cleaned before potential buyers start coming by your home. You will really be able to tell the difference. Area rugs are also an option for parts of the carpet that are showing serious wear. It's not necessary to lay new carpet before you sell because many new homeowners prefer to choose their own.
Don't forget to paint
Nothing can turn off a buyer like worn, chipped paint or outdated wallpaper. One of the most cost-effective means to give your whole home a facelift is by adding a fresh coat of paint. This is a great do-it-yourself project, though some choose to hire out help and leave it to the pros.
It's best to stick to neutral colors when repainting your home. Just like carpeting, many new homeowners will select their own colors once they move in. A neutral color palate will help the homebuyer picture their own touches in the home without being put off by bright colors that may not be to their taste.
A loanDepot licensed loan officer can help you with a home equity loan to cover your creative expenses. Call today for more information.