Easy and Cheap home improvements before selling your home. Part 2
If you are thinking about selling your Stanislaus County home you may also be thinking about making some improvements before you get ready to sell it. You may be thinking that you have to spend a bunch of money on these improvements too. That's not always the case. Now if your home has some serious issues like a leaky roof or a bad furnace then you are probably going to have to spend some serious money (or lower your price) to get your home sold. The improvements that I am talking about are pretty easy and inexpensive. Part 1 focused on the exterior of the home, Part 2 will focus on the interior.
- New Doorknobs. If your doorknobs are made of cheap material or have seen better days replace them with quality knobs made of brass, glass or other quality material. Buyers will certainly notice them as they move from room to room.
- New Light Fixtures. Cheap and or broken light fixtures can really downgrade the look of a room. Focus first on the entryway, bathroom and kitchen, that's where you will get the biggest bang for your buck.
- New Light Switches and Outlets. Most people have the basic cheap looking plastic light switches and plugs and outlet covers. One of the easiest upgrades for most people to do is to replace the light switch covers. If your home is an older home it probably doesn't have GFI outlets. GFI's are usually installed where water can increase the risk of shocks, typically bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. These can be added easily and inexpensively.
- New Faucets. Corroded worn out faucets can really detract from your kitchen and bathrooms. While some high end faucets can be very expensive, good quality nice looking faucets can be found at a reasonable price.
- Fresh Paint. Spruce up a room with a new paint job. Avoid trendy colors or paint schemes to improve buyer appeal. Fresh paint can help a "problem room" look lighter, brighter and more spacious.
These improvements can be done very easily and very inexpensively some for just a few bucks. These improvements all focus on the interior of your home because once you get that buyer in your home you want to impress them enough to make an offer!
If you are thinking about selling your Stanislaus County home give me , Jim Patton, a call at 209-633-2839 and we can