Getting a home sold is rarely a simple task. This is particularly true when in the midst of a buyer's market, such as the one we are experiencing right now. When the market is saturated with relatively low-cost homes for sale, it is more important than ever to find ways to make a home stand out.
Making a few simple and inexpensive repairs can significantly improve a home owner's chances of getting their home sold quickly. Whether you're selling in Hawaii or Downtown Austin, it's a good idea to check with a local Realtor regarding the most sought after styles and colors within your region.
Repair Floors as Needed
Making repairs to the floors in your home doesn't require tearing everything up and starting over again. Just make sure all the carpeting, tile and grout throughout your home is cleanedm and replace cracked tiles or worn out carpet and vinyl. If you have hardwood floors in your home, you might need to refinish some of the surfaces to restore the luster.
Replace Doors and Windows as Necessary
The condition and quality of your doors and windows is important to potential buyers for two primary reasons: security and energy-efficiency. So it's essential to ensure your doors and windows are working properly and are in good condition. Worn out screens and hardware should be replaced and the area around your doors and windows should be re-caulked as needed.
Add a Fresh Layer of Paint
You'll be amazed by the facelift that a fresh layer of paint can give to your home. In addition to giving your home a clean and fresh look, you can also paint the home in colors that will appeal to the largest number of buyers. Stick with neutral, warm colors and you will give your home a major boost within the market.
Bring the Kitchen and Bathrooms Up-to-Date
Gutting your kitchen and bathrooms is an expensive process, but you don't have to go that far to bring these rooms up-to-date. Simple things such as replacing light figures, hardware and faucets will help create a current look that is sure to attract a larger number of potential buyers. You can buy nice looking stainless steele hardware for your kitchen online for about $2 per drawer pull.
About The Author - Eric Bramlett is broker and co-owner of One Source Realty, a boutique real estate firm with a focus on Steiner Ranch Austin.