In the competitive world of today, selling your house for top value is difficult.
EXTRAORDINARILY difficult! On top of that, research revealed that buyers take as little as 7 seconds to make the purchasing decision based on several decisive factors. Needless to say, even the tiniest of things matter when you’re all set to sell your #home. Therefore, given the time and resources you must consider revamping the house to add to its appeal.
Consumer Reports National Research Center conducted a survey involving 303 pros from around the country to complete their recent online survey. From the results obtained by this study and our own professional experience here at Triad Creations we have highlighted the following 7 best tactics to spiff up your home and fetch the best price. (with an added 12%, on average):
1) Declutter the Mess
Estimated Cost Range: $0 to $1,500 Potential Return on Investment: 3% to 5%
In the words of Kathy Partak, a realtor with Select Estate Properties in Auburn, CA, “If it’s dirty, it will not sell- even if it’s a great place.” Thus, we cannot stress enough on the unprecedented significance of a neat and tidy atmosphere prevailing the house as nothing is more repulsive than pungent smells and a shabby, neglected surrounding. The best part is you can do it yourself without investing a penny. However, you always have the option of hiring professional organizers for a meticulous clean-up (in case of an extremely cluttered house) and relax easy knowing that your house is in capable hands.
2) Revamp the kitchen
Kitchen Remodel done by Triad Creations
Estimated Cost Range: $300 to $5,000 Potential Return on Investment: 3% to 7%
According to a whopping 53% of real estate professionals, sellers must mend all the essential repairs in the #kitchen#kitchen by investing a mere few hundred dollars to avert all the second thoughts for buyers. Hence, vital to the process is ensuring a 100 percent functionality of the kitchen by replacing a leaky faucet, a loose light fixture etc. This is followed by adding a touch of spice to your kitchen by painting the walls, updating cabinet hardware and buying a new pair of curtains to perfectly compliment the surroundings.
3) Refresh the Restroom
Estimated Cost Range: $300 to $2,500 Potential Return on Investment: 2% to 5%
A survey concluded that 42% of the real estate agents deemed a decent #bathroom to be the most significant asset of any home. Without spending a fortune, one could easily get all the vital fixtures installed, and add new water-efficient toilets. Lowe’s has a perfect toilet for under $100 that lasts for a long time. After rendering a fully-operational bathroom, one must consider the options of sprucing it up by polishing the floor for a speckling effect, buying new mirrors and getting hands on a flawless lighting system.
4) Repaint High-Traffic Rooms
Estimated Cost Range: $300 (DIY) to $1,500
Potential Return on Investment: 1% to 3%
Fresh, crisp paints in major areas of the house can turn out to be major selling points. Equally important is the wise selection of the high traffic areas (like lounge, lobby or #kitchen instead of resorting to a massive overall paint job) alongside a subtle, top-favored choice of colors (for instance white, light grey, or beige). As it goes without saying, even simple paint touch-ups will go a long way in the mind of a buyer… Even though lets be real here, they are more than likely going to change the #paint colors. We all have different tastes and some like poopy brown.. I’ll leave that alone now.
5) Revive the Curb Appeal
Estimated Cost Range: $150 to $1,000 Potential Return on Investment: 2% to 5%
As it is said, ‘First Impressions are incredibly Important’. Nowhere, is it more true than while selling your house. Consequently, a neat and tidy facade forms an ultimate selling point when the to-be-buyer arrives at your residence. Small gestures like reconstructing a broken yard, gardening easy-potted plants and flowers, sprucing up the front door, trimming the outgrown shrubs and mowing the lawn matter tremendously.
6) Enhance the Lighting
Estimated Cost Range: $100 to $1000 Potential Return on Investment: 1% to 3%
This is another area to pay close attention to. It is a general perception that “Increased Lightening is directly proportional to happiness”. Lending a dash to the sensory experience, it gives the space a clean, fresh look having the innate powers to transform the ambiance. Therefore, one must consider amplifying both the natural as well as artificial lightening by pruning gigantic trees, installing smart lights and fixing high wattage bulbs. Needless to say, it ultimately guarantees a quick bump in the home’s value.
7) Invest in good photos
Estimated Cost Range: $50 to $500 Potential Return on Investment: 1% to 3%
Striking photographs of your residence has an instant, magical effect in the eyes of prospective buyers. Indeed, the foremost step of individuals on a hunt for a new residence is to view the pictures online. And trust me when I say that nothing drives away the would-be buyers faster than ugly or bizarre pictures. Tip- take the photos preferably on a nice sunny day in the spring, summer, or fall. Winter unfortunately isn’t the most appealing for your outside photos.
There you have it! So take it from me not only have I been in construction most of my life. I have also bought and sold quite a few homes in my day… I know these things can be a nuisance and time consuming. I get it, You work all day at a job that you hopefully love come home only to more work and by the time you look up its already midnight. So if you are busy like 90% of us don’t be afraid to hire a #handyman. Handymen are like the personal trainers in the gym. They are in high demand right now and are here to help. All those to do lists that you can’t quite catch up to because of those dirty, messy, awesome, screaming, children you have to clean up after and provide for well they can take care of that for you. All you have to do is Just call your local handyman here at Triad Creations and grab a seat and a glass or a bottle of your favorite red wine nobody’s judging and rest assured knowing that it’s finally getting taken care of and it’s only 5 0’clock.
Article written by: Collin Humphrey
Co-owner of Triad Creations.