It is no secret that a well maintained, clean and appealing home has a far better chance of selling, at a higher price and more quickly than a home that could use some work and attention.
Keep in mind that first impressions always create lasting impressions – and nothing exemplifies this better than real estate.
Of course, this does not mean you need to embark on a major renovation project in order to sell your home. There would be no guarantees you would be able to recoup the costs of such a large and expensive project anyway.
Instead, it is better to take a more conservative approach and look at the possible cosmetic improvements which can be made to create an overall improvement in your home’s appearance.
Such improvements might include: refinishing, painting, cleaning, etc. These projects do not require much in the way of capital; however, they can make a tremendous improvement to the overall look of your house.
But before you take on any projects, it is important to remember that you are fixing up your home for the purpose of selling it.
Avoid personalizing the improvements you make as this can limit your market. A limited market means you will usually endure a slower sale and possibly a lower sales price.
Once the home is sold the new owners can handle their own customizations.
In my new guide, “Tips for Sprucing Up Your Home,” I cover all the most important aspects of your property and discuss the ways in which you can improve them quickly and easily in order to get the most from your home’s sale – without spending a large amount of time or money.