Practical Home Improvement Projects to Sell Your Home Faster

Home ImprovementBy Suzie Wilson[email protected]  ⎸Happier Home

What Practical Home Improvement Projects Help You Sell Your Home Faster?

So, you’re putting your home on the market! While this is a big step toward the next chapter in your life, there’s a lot that goes into the process. For example, you will need to find a reputable real estate agent, choose a time to put your home on the market, determine a reasonable asking price, deep clean and stage your home, and market your home online. It can be a stressful and drawn-out process, especially if you don’t put in any work to boost your home’s appeal and value.

Fortunately, there are many practical improvements you can make to your home that will help you sell it faster and maybe even allow you to raise your asking price. Here are a few of the best home improvement projects you can take on as you prepare to impress buyers:

Boost your street cred.

What’s the first thing prospective buyers see when they pull up to your property? No matter what time of year you are selling your home, your home’s exterior and the surrounding property are essential because it will leave a lasting impression on buyers—for better or worse.

So, make sure the lawn and shrubbery are well-manicured, get rid of any dead leaves and branches, add some plant life, make sure the driveway and walkways are in good shape, paint the front door, and/or do anything else necessary to give your home maximum curb appeal.

Evaluate the flooring.

Flooring is also a big deal. If your home has carpet, get it professionally cleaned or consider replacing it with hard flooring. Though they’re expensive, hardwood floors are generally a fan favorite and add value to a home. If you want to compromise on price and value, go with laminate floors, which are more affordable but still look great and are easy to maintain. Moreover, if you have hardwood floors that have seen better days, you can refinish them to make them look good as new!

Freshen the paint.

Painting is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to up your home’s appeal and sells it faster. Go through each room of your home and look for any areas that need a fresh coat. If you’re pressed for time, start with the spots that are in desperate need of a new paint job. Neutral colors like off-white, gray, beige, and greige are hard to beat when it comes to selling a home.

Install smart home components.

Smart home technology is becoming increasingly popular as it becomes more affordable. In fact, many buyers expect the home they purchase to be equipped with smart home features. If you don’t have any such technology in your home, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars converting your home into a full-out smart home. Just add a couple of the most important features, such as a smart thermostat, smart home security system, and/or smart lighting.

Hire an inspector.

Typically, a buyer will have a professional home inspection done before closing on the home. To avoid being surprised by this inspection, have your own inspection done beforehand. This will also allow you more time to get any necessary repairs performed, which can speed up the selling process.

There’s no surefire way to predict how quickly you will sell your home, but there are home improvements that are proven to help homes sell faster. Be sure to make the most of your property’s curb appeal, determine whether you should repair or replace the floors, and put a fresh coat of paint wherever it’s needed. Add some smart home features, and get the home inspected for any necessary repairs. You might be surprised by how much of a difference these improvements can make in the home selling process!

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