Real estate agents strongly suggest doing a bit of remodeling on your home before putting it on the market. According to a September 2014 survey, 73 per cent of potential home buyers prefer purchasing a home where the updating has already been done. Doing the remodels not only justifies listing your property at a higher price point, it makes it more interesting to most buyers. Focusing on the three rooms below can really increase your sales prospects.
The Kitchen – A Gathering Place
Kitchens are often considered the heart of the home. In open concept floor plans, that kitchen is often combined with a dining area and a living room, giving you one oversized gathering space. Even in simple kitchens, a new coat of paint, cabinet hardware, and a new floor works wonders. If your appliances are dated or are in poor shape, consider replacing them. Make sure everything is meticulously clean and clutter-free. An eye-catching kitchen is one of the best ways to make a great impression.
The Bathroom – A Relaxation Center
Cleanliness is just as important in the bathroom, as is the condition of the flooring, cabinets, and fixtures. You want potential buyers to envision spending some time relaxing in a well designed shower or soaking within a cloud of bubbles in that sleek tub. If your fixtures are dated and have stains that just won't come out, replace them. Consider replacing that shower curtain with sliding glass doors and updating the cabinetry hardware. Perhaps a new mirror would add some pizzazz. If the walls need a coat of paint or the bathroom tiles need to be replaced, go for it.
The Master Suite – A Private Retreat
The master suite, that place you go to unwind at the end of a busy day. Your own suite bath has an oversized jetted tub with plenty of shelf space for those scented candles or perhaps to hold that book you've been losing yourself in. Follow the same update and condition advice for the main family bath, with perhaps an upscale twist. Add some thick, thirsty towels and perhaps a vase of fresh flowers or a dish of sculptured soaps for effect. Spruce up the bedroom with a new bedspread or comforter and some coordinated floor pillows. Replace the carpet or polish the floors if needed. Make your potential buyers feel like they are walking into a welcoming hotel suite. Chances are they might start thinking of making that space their own.
For more ideas, contact a real estate agency like Cudd Realty.