Selling a House

Fixing up your home to Sell

If you’re thinking of selling your house, but it’s been a few years since your home has seen some TLC, don’t worry. There a handful of relatively inexpensive and quick fixes you can make to your home to get it ready to sell. Here are a few suggestions for how to fix up your home.

Do a deep clean

Sometimes a really good cleaning is all you need to restore original shine to floors, cabinets, walls, and more. Invest in a professional cleaning service and give your home a royal treatment. These cleaning professionals will be able to clean parts of your home that you haven’t even thought about in years. They’ll have it looking great in less than a day.

Spruce up the bathrooms

Dirty bathrooms can totally break a home sale. Even though bathrooms are easy to upgrade, many buyers have a hard time getting past dirty grout, streaky showers, and outdated fixtures. So take a look at your bathrooms and assess what you can do to improve their appeal. Can you swap out fixtures? Hang some artwork to liven up the aesthetic? Repair any outstanding dings or damages? Any improvements you can make to your bathroom(s) will definitely help appeal to potential buyers.

Take a hard look at the floors

Your home’s floors take up a lot of surface area, and the eye naturally goes to them. If your floors are outdated, or in rough shape, consider upgrading them with cost-effective, yet highly durable vinyl planking. Vinyl planking is hugely popular in homes today, and it comes in many finishes and colors, several of which look exactly like real wood.

If you have carpet in your home, you should definitely invest in a cleaning service. If the carpet is especially old, but still in good shape, you can also opt to get it stretched to smooth out any lumps and ridges that may have developed over time.

Touch up the paint

In addition to the floors, the other huge surface areas in your home to spruce up are the walls. Walls see their share of wear and tear over the years, and that’s completely normal. Simple wear and tear can easily be remedied with a fresh paint job. This is something you can do yourself, but if you’re willing to spend a little bit of money, and don’t want to go through the hassle, you can also hire a painting company to help you out.

Touching up the paint in your home is also a great opportunity to make over a room by choosing a new paint color. A new paint color can totally alter the look and feel of a room, so if there’s a room in your house that seems particularly dated or dowdy, use this opportunity to freshen it up.

As you can see, there are many small improvements that you can make to give your home a face-lift prior to putting it on the market. These little changes will go a long way, so don’t neglect them!

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David Beart

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