Even though houses are flying off the market, touching up your home with these projects will help give you the ultimate bang for your buck. The key is to choose the right projects! Here are the five home improvement projects you should consider before selling your home.
The cost will vary depending on the state of your home. You want your home to appeal to buyers by having a neat home sans personal items. This one project lets buyers visualize their own decorations and furniture in the house. The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed REALTORS®, and 93% recommend decluttering.
Decluttering might take an emotional and physical toll on you, which is why some home sellers outsource to a professional declutter. According to Fixr, the average cost of a professional declutter is $450. But it’s worth every penny as it will be done efficiently, and your house will sell quickly.
- Deep Clean
85% of REALTORS® from that same survey recommend a deep cleaning before listing. This shows buyers that the home is taken care of and how clean it is. It’s a project that can be done by yourself, but it can be tiresome and grueling. A professional crew is worth every cent since a team will get it done faster. If there’s carpet in the home, have it professionally cleaned since carpet can trap odors. According to Fixr, a professionally done deep cleaning costs $221, and professional carpet cleaning is around $600.
- Increasing Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is crucial because it’s the first impression buyers get from your home, so you want to make a good impression the first time! This home improvement project can cost as little to as much as you’d like. If you’re going to stay on the more affordable side, consider light landscaping like weeding and raking your front lawn and planting new flowers or bushes. To really transform the front of your home, you can paint your front door, repave your driveway, and paint the exterior of your home.
- Home Repairs
This is an easy home improvement project! Repairs like loose doorknobs, broken fixtures, blown-out light bulbs, and other routine maintenance are small projects that make a huge difference. 69% of REALTORS® agree to make minor home repairs before listing. This will help reassure the buyers that your home won’t require a lot of maintenance and repair work.
- Interior Painting
For a fun home transformation, 63% of REALTORS® recommend interior painting. This one-time fee can add a new look and feel to your home. In areas where paint is faded or stained, you should repaint the entire room. If you choose this home improvement project, stick to neutral shades like white, grey, and beige so buyers can personalize once they move in.
If you need help choosing other home improvement projects to help your house look the best and sell for the most, contact The Penak Group Realty today!