Thinking about all of the things that need to be done before putting your house on the market can be overwhelming. In a competitive market, it's important to do whatever you can to attract potential buyers. But where do you start?
If you are looking to make some improvements to your home, without breaking the bank, check out our list of six simple, quick, and cost-effective home renovation projects that will add value to your home and make it easier to sell.
1. Garage Door
During home renovations, garage doors are often overlooked. The average cost of installing comes in at about $4,000 with the average return on investment being about 98%.
If your garage is a prominent feature on the front of your home, installing a new one might be just what you need to up your curbside appeal and attract potential buyers to check out the inside.
2. Entry Door Replacement
When it comes to buying a home, first impressions really do matter. Getting buyers inside the door is often the hardest part, which is why investing in an expensive-looking door can be beneficial.
It only costs anywhere from $1,400-$2,000 to replace an entryway door, making it a straightforward way to step up your game without breaking the bank.
3. Basic Renovations
Trying to decide what to renovate in preparation for selling can be tricky, and it's easy to get caught up in major projects. If you are wanting to spend $30,000 on a bathroom renovation, but your roof is 30 years old and starting to leak, it might be better to invest your money there.
As a homeowner, your first priority should be making sure the existing structure of the house is sound before trying to sell.
Investing a little time and effort to make sure the foundation, roof, and other structural features of your home are sound will make a huge difference for potential buyers.
4. Lighting Improvement
Buyers often have a long list of things they are looking for, and homes with bright, natural light almost always make the list.
If your home is missing this, it can often be substituted with updated fixtures and bright white or daylight bulbs. This is an easy way to change the whole feeling of a room without having to do major renovation work.
5. Outdoor Spaces
Planting flowers or shrubs in strategic places in the yard, mowing the lawn, clearing out clutter, or power washing the sidewalk and entryways are all simple ways to give your home a well-kept appearance.
If there is a porch or outdoor sitting area, try staging with attractive and modern furniture to help the buyer envision spending time in the space.
6. Indoor Surfaces
Between kids, pets, and everyday life - our homes go through a lot. Everyday wear and tear and stains in carpet or upholstery can ruin the look of a room, and deter potential buyers.
If replacing the carpet in your home is out of budget, consider a professional cleaning to help them look their best.
Don't trust your floors and other surfaces with just anyone - call Zerorez®. Unlike most carpet cleaners, we don't use soaps, detergents, or harsh chemicals. Instead, we use a patented cleaning process that includes our Zr Clean™️ Technology—which is completely safe for kids, pets, and the environment.
Final Renovation Tips
Renovation is often a daunting task when preparing to sell your home. Take the time to prioritize what will be most beneficial to you as you look to put your home on the market, and consider making some of these changes to help you stand out to potential buyers.