If you’re making the decision to sell your house, you’re also probably trying to up the property value as much as possible. After all, no one wants to lose money on a deal. Here are a few ways to make your house more desirable for future homeowners!
- Freshen up the paint
Older paint jobs can look chipped and stale after a while. And, if you still have wallpaper from the ‘70s hanging out on your walls, it’s time to ditch it for a new paint job. This doesn’t have to be expensive- paint yourself to save money on labor.
- Remodel the kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and outdated appliances aren’t as attractive to potential buyers as new ones are. Even minor upgrades can make a huge difference.
If you’re okay with spending a little more money, switching your countertops to marble or granite can transform the kitchen and make it that much more classy. Kitchen islands are also growing in popularity- adding one makes this space look so much more inviting.
- Check your faucets
Chances are, the pipes and faucets in your house are the same ones that were installed when the house was originally built. Over time, rust and limescale can build up and make your bathroom look dingy. Replacing these things can be pricey, but it’s a worthwhile investment.
- Curb appeal, curb appeal, curb appeal
The lawn area is the first thing potential buyers are going to see- make sure it exceeds their standards! Plant flowers, water the grass and mow the lawn. But, before you do all of that, get rid of the weeds. Weeds are a death sentence for any lawn undergoing renovation.
In addition to pulling the weeds up, you might decide to use an herbicide to completely destroy the invading plants. If you use one, be careful. Some herbicides, like Roundup, have been linked to certain cancers and other diseases.
These diseases have become so prevalent to users of Roundup that the Driscoll Firm, P.C. has taken on multiple class-action lawsuits against the creators of Roundup, Monsanto.
If you’ve already used this product to try and make your lawn look more attractive, you’re at risk of developing different cancers such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, or leukemia. That’s not to mention the other, non-cancerous diseases that are beginning to pop up in users of Roundup.
If you’ve already been exposed Roundup, get in contact with an attorney who will fight the good fight and help you get the help you deserve.
Before putting up any signs advertising your house, be sure it’s a house that you’d want to buy! Don’t cut any corners, doing so will come back to haunt you later.
These tips are just the first of many steps you need to take before putting your house on the market. There’s no shortage of ways to make your house the best on the block. Making your house as updated and modern as possible will surely lead to house hunters knocking on your door.