3 Enticing Home Improvement Projects that Homebuyers Can’t Resist
Whether you’ve just begun to consider the idea of selling your house or you’ve already made the decision to list your home in the near future, you may need to complete a few upgrades and repairs to ensure that your home will stand out above the competition—especially in a competitive market (in Columbia, the median time it took to sell a home is five days). You may be able to sell your home faster if you paint the front door for added curb appeal, update your bathrooms, and replace your appliances with energy-efficient models. To learn more about these three home upgrades that buyers love, read on!
1. A Great Front Door
Good curb appeal is essential to selling your house quickly and at a competitive price, as it leaves a strong impression on potential buyers that either sends them away in an instant or lures them into the house for a full tour. For instance, homes without curb appeal often lack well-landscaped lawns, and they may feature worn siding, old windows, and a chipped or weathered front door.
While good curb appeal is key to selling a house quickly, boosting your home’s curb appeal doesn’t need to cost a lot of money or take up a great deal of your time. In fact, giving your front door a fresh coat of paint could be all you need to amp up your home’s curb appeal, entice potential buyers, and sell your house quickly. However, it’s important to carefully consider your choice of color, as the color you select should depend on the home’s style, neighborhood, and exterior colors. Popular door colors include blue, green, white, red, and brown—but you’ll also want to choose a color that you’ll be able to keep clean and looking fresh.
2. Updated Bathrooms
In addition to painting the front door, upgrading your bathrooms could help to entice prospective buyers—especially if you live in an older home. An updated bathroom often provides potential buyers with peace of mind in knowing they won’t need to undergo any major bathroom renovations in the near future—and it can signify a well-maintained home. Some of the more popular bathroom upgrades include:
Double sinks in the master bathroom.
White cabinets, tiles, toilets, and walls.
Fixtures from brand names such as Kohler, Waterworks, and Restoration Hardware.
Oversized bathtubs and walk-in showers.
If you’re looking to renovate your bathrooms before listing your home, local contractors such as Signature Builders can help you to create a relaxing space that your potential buyers will love. Some bathroom upgrades can be performed on your own, but many will require the assistance of a professional contractor.
3. Energy-Efficient Appliances
While adding curb appeal and updating your bathrooms will put your home ahead of the competition, other things like replacing some or all of your appliances with energy-efficient models will also appeal to potential buyers. According to Architect Magazine, most homebuyers would pay more for a home with energy-efficient features if it meant saving money on their utility bills over time—especially if the house contains triple-pane windows, a tankless water heater, and other water-efficient features throughout the property.
Before replacing your appliances with energy-efficient models, it’s important to take the time to shop around for top-rated products featuring the Energy Star logo. Approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), these eco-friendly appliances protect the environment, emit fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and save you hundreds of dollars each year in energy expenses.
Makes these Upgrades to Sell Your Home More Quickly
By giving your front door a fresh coat of paint to amp up the home’s curb appeal, renovating your bathrooms to give the house an updated look, and replacing your appliances with energy-efficient models, you’ll appeal to potential homebuyers and help your property to sell more quickly. However, working with an experienced real estate agent is just as important when it comes to selling a house in record time—and a good agent can help you to determine whether any additional upgrades will be necessary as you get ready to list your home.
Looking to sell your home quickly and for the right price? Dedicated realtor Ana Picanco Linnehan has the expertise to help! 978-857-0956