Home Improvements Help Sell Your House?

What HOME IMPROVEMENTS give you the biggest bang for your buck when trying to sell your home?

Selling your home is a huge decision and can also be a very emotional experience.  It can become overwhelming quickly  which is why its so important to hire a professional to represent you throughout  the process. Most homeowners are very attached to their homes and feel sentimental about many of its features. It is very difficult to look at your families home with an unbiased eye and see it the way prospects will view it. You get one chance to capture their your potential buyers attention and win over their hearts…Don’t miss out!

We are asked time and time again by homeowners who are preparing to sell their home to advise them on what are the most important home improvements to make and what makes the most sense financially to change or update prior to marketing their home. Here are a few of our top tips….

*Kitchens sell homes! Now I am not saying that you have to tear apart your entire kitchen and spend a fortune of money creating a gourmet custom kitchen for your buyer but if your home is over 10 years old or your kitchen has not been upgraded in a long time you may want to consider doing some updating to make it look fresh and inviting. Painting the cabinets is an inexpensive way to improve and  upgrade the look of the room. The colors should reflect todays style and trends along with changing the backsplash which adds a pop of color or a new updated look. If you have a center island you may consider painting the island a different color form the kitchen cabinets and putting on a new countertop to make the room stylish.



*Taking down old wallpaper is always suggested. Visit some new communities in your area and check out the colors the designers are using in todays market. Buyers are attracted to homes that are light and bright and a fresh coat of paint certainly delivers an appeal to prospects. Painting is a is an inexpensive way to update and freshen your entire house.


*Opening up the space and creating great rooms is a great way to excite prospects. Todays  buyers do not want to buy a house that has space they will not use. Opening up walls between kitchens and family rooms, getting rid of formal rooms and marrying the spaces together to create one open area is what todays savvy buyers are looking for. Upon entering the house  they are looking for wide open rooms with a lot of natural light. They want to be able to imagine themselves living in the space and having their family all be together.

*Old worn carpet turns buyers off! We recommend that your remove dirty stained carpets and put down a neutral flooring within your budget. There are so many great options today that you can easily find something that will instantly update the room and excite your buyers looking at your home.



* Updating bathrooms is certainly something to consider although you don’t always get a big return on the investment. Buyers do like to see newly updated bathrooms but it can get costly to renovate a bathroom or 2 or 3! Simple updates can greatly improve the look of the room. Replacing the vanity can be very cost effective and have a big impact. Measure the current vanity and shop online for a new and current trendy vanity. You will be surprised at how inexpensively you can swap it out for. Since bathrooms are small spaces, replacing the flooring can make a big difference as well. You can significantly change the look of the room by doing these small updates.

If you are interested in learning more about staging your home for sale and making some changes to your home prior to putting it on the market we would be happy to talk to you. Each house and budget is different and making a personalized plan for you and your home is what we do! It is our mission to get your home into tip top shape to sell it as quickly as possible with spending the least amount of money. Call us today to get you moving!

Michele and Fred Locke…The Locke Team –561-512-7905 or email us at Michele@FinelivingRealtyPB.com

Patrice Kelly-9343b