Eventually, most long-term homeowners are in the mood for a change. Perhaps your job has relocated you to a new city, or the kids have grown up and you no longer need so much space. Either way, it is important to consider your return on investment (ROI) before getting ready to sell your home.
Add to the curb appeal
The curb appeal of your home encompasses a number of things: landscaping, the state of your paint job, and the general approachability of your home. Enhancing this component of your home can add to your ROI by increasing your home’s value. When your home is on the market along with other homes for sale in Buckhead, investing in a revamped exterior is a great way to increase the number and the dollar amounts of offers on your home.
A knowledgeable real estate agent will tell you that first impressions can have a big impact on the sale value of your home. If your home appears worn down, that impression may stick with potential buyers and lead them to think that offering down is a winning strategy. In contrast, well-kept homes with pleasant curb appeal may increase buyer offers because prospective buyers may believe the competition is likely to heat up on the house you’re trying to sell.
Keeping your lawn healthy, with hedges trimmed and weeds pulled, can go a long way. If it has been a while since your last paint job, perhaps it’s time to invest in a do-it-yourself paint project, which can be cost-effective and not as labor-intensive as you’d think.
Incorporate automated intelligence into your home
There are many additions you can make to your home for under $1,000. For example, installing a smart fridge with various water-dispensing options and smart thermostats are pluses. Safety-enhancing gadgets are also in trend, including security cameras, smart door locks, and outdoor lighting. These accouterments will likely capture the attention of tech-savvy buyers.
Make your home more green
Remodel and stage
Professional staging is another excellent investment when selling your house, and it is sure to impress those interested in homes for sale in Buckhead. Professional home stagers typically charge between $1,000-$3,000 nationwide. Stagers will add charm, space, and cohesion to each of your rooms using color coordination, plants, and furniture. According to the National Association of REALTORS, 47% of buyers’ agents agreed that home staging affected their clients’ opinions of the homes they browsed. The home staging process may include an assessment of your home, preparation of documents outlining furniture suggestions and room layouts, color scheme ideas that incorporate existing paint jobs and decluttering or organization services.
Get minor repairs out of the way
For some quick fixes, try touching up moldings or door frames. Spray some WD-40 on those noisy hinges or replace them. Refinishing hardwood floors can significantly contribute to a positive impression on a potential homebuyer. In addition, test toilets, smoke detectors, and windows before inviting buyers into your home.