Some of the smaller things to do to a home that aren't very expensive include clearing up any/all violations or issues that a home inspector may find. Patching drywall, painting, replacing a few cracked tiles or putting in new grout, adding new hardware in a bath or kitchen, installing ceiling fans or new lighting fixtures, painting a deck or power washing siding/concrete. Each home owner and home are unique and each budget will vary. Sometimes buyers are more willing to make a move on a home that they don't have to put money into right away but know it will need cosmetic upgrading down the road. Naturally, large updates like flooring, roofing, windows, basement refinishing, kitchens and bathrooms are the ultimate increases, but they are also costly.
Often times a home can actually appeal to more buyers just by being shown in the best light. Extremely clean, lightly staged, clutter free and showing all potential space. Removing blinds or heavy drapes to make rooms bright also add a feeling of more space and happiness. A home that someone can imagine themselves in is a home that will sell.
Right size your furnishings, A king size bed in a queen size room makes the house seem small.
Rent a storage contained and move out all furnishings that do not fit.
The Toth Team
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