Selling a house comes with a lot to think about but, at the end of the day, the seller just wants to command the top price for the lowest spend. In other words, they want to get someone to pay the market price for their home without having to fork out thousands on home improvements. However, that wish is becoming harder and harder to realize as more and more buyers are focussing on houses that are ready to move into; no modifications or renovations needed. If a house doesn’t meet this criterion, well, the seller isn’t going to get top dollar.
So, the big question is, which home improvements get the most bang for their buck or, in other words, what modifications are going to catch a buyer’s attention and keep it.
Well, we have come up with a list of ways you can stay at the front of every viewer’s mind, no matter how many houses they go and see.
Kitchens have, and always will be, the hub of a family, and that makes them the win it or lose it room. So make sure your kitchen is as close to perfect as it can be, it doesn’t matter if that is contemporary, traditional or modern, it just needs to be impressive. For the past few years, buyers and builders have been most interested in kitchens with granite worktops, and open spaces with a full accommodating island. It could be that your kitchen has everything to grab a buyer’s attention, except that sparkle, in which case it will be worth spending a $200 or so bringing back to life. If, however, your kitchen is dated and falling apart, it is probably worth investing in a new one altogether.
The Luxury Room
Every buyer is looking for their dream home, but most will never find it. However, all buyers still have a weak spot for luxury, for that outlandish thing that will allow their egos to stand proud and let them show off to their friends. So if you have a garage or a basement or unused attic, why not convert it into something wow. It could be you speak to the experts at TV installation DFW and see whether they can install and home cinema in the basement, or make the attic into a snug, complete with hammock, beanbags, library and garden views. It could even be that you put a games room in, invest in a cheap pool table off eBay and get a couple of old arcade machines. You’ll be surprised at how much this will make people consider your place.
This is one of the most cost-effective and encouraging ways to update your home and make it stick in the minds of the buyer. It’s just a matter of re-tiling, re-grouting, changing out the old toilet, sink, and bath and installing a nice freestanding tub with a separate shower cubicle and some fancy artwork from Etsy, and hey bingo, you’ve created the ultimate relaxation space. Everyone needs a nice bathroom, that me time, that place they can escape from the stress of life, and it tends to be the bathroom.