Smart ways to get your home ready to sell and improve its desirability.
However, not all upgrades are created equal. There are some features potential buyers focus on and look for, and some they don’t necessarily want or need. Along with other factors to keep in mind, such as trends and preferences in your state, city, and neighborhood, there’s a wide range of upgrades you might consider that buyers could be looking for.
When it comes to worthwhile improvements, let’s break down the top four.
Enhance the Home’s Exterior
Also take note of the areas of your home that aren’t immediately obvious. Canales and gutters should look well-maintained, and fences, walls, garage doors and carports need to look presentable. Adding potted or perennial flowers, incorporating drought-tolerant landscaping and garden elements, will create an entrance that welcomes visitors.
Spruce Up Your Cabinetry
When it comes to accessorizing your kitchen, it’s helpful to notice what other homes in your area have to offer. Attend local open houses, home tours, or browse real estate websites and local stores for inspiration.
Upgrade Kitchen and Bathroom Fixtures
Overall, you’ll want to stick to one cohesive style for these rooms, so they look uniform and stylish. (Don’t mix old brass faucet knobs with a sleek, modern toilet, for example.) When choosing a look, pay attention to current trends to appeal to as many buyers as possible. A real estate agent or interior designer will be able to advise you. Some of today’s most popular styles are brushed nickel and matte stainless steel — both look great next to a variety of paint colors.
Your kitchen and laundry room can also benefit from energy-efficient upgrades. Add appliances like energy-efficient washers and dryers or high-tech smart refrigerators. Smart refrigerators have expert temperature regulating functions and can even help keep track of what groceries you need so you avoid over-buying. Potential buyers love seeing updated amenities that are still good for the environment, so shop green!
If you desire, Darlene and her professional staff can assist you in addressing any items found in the inspection report. Armed with a vetted contact list of contractors and vendors, they can provide referrals, which is especially helpful if you reside out of state. Taking this proactive step can help avoid objections in the contract process, and possibly prevent a re-negotiation and reduction in price, if items come up when the purchaser has their own inspection done.
Now that you have some ideas and useful information on how to enhance your home or prepare it for sale, contact Darlene Streit if you are interested in buying or selling Santa Fe real estate. Call, text or email her today and begin the process – she makes it easy and has helped hundreds of clients attain successful outcomes!