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6 Tasks to Complete Before Selling Your Home

November 23, 2015
Amanda Curry
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Selling your home is a big deal and, of course, you want to get top dollar for it, but you don’t have to spend top dollar to reap the benefits. Below we have listed projects to complete before potential home buyers come to your home.

  1. Paint

A fresh coat of neutral colored paint will make your home look updated. Don’t go with bold colors as they may turn potential home buyers off. White or beige look best and are most attractive to the eye. It also makes staging easy because nearly anything will match the walls.

  1. Replace Door Handles

Door handles can have a small, but mighty impact. Simply changing out the color of the handles can instantly add a touch of modern to any home. Changing out door handles also isn’t expensive so you will get a lot of bang for your buck!

  1. Kitchen and Bathroom Hardware

Upgrade your kitchen faucet and cabinet handles to give your kitchen a mini facelift. Find new, modern shower heads, faucets and cabinet handles for the bathrooms as well. This is another easy DIY upgrade that you will see a lot of return on investment from.

  1. Kitchen Upgrade

Your kitchen is where you can expect to see the most return on investment. In addition to fresh paint and new hardware update the kitchen backsplash, cabinets or counter tops. Remodeling your kitchen will likely get you 85 percent of your back when you sell your home.

  1. Inspect Your HVAC System

Before you sell your home make sure your HVAC system is working properly. Change your air filters, check your air conditioner, and make sure your fire alarm and carbon monoxide detectors have new batteries in them. Test your plumbing and re-caulk any areas that need a tune-up. Doing this before you sell your home will keep the home buying process moving rather than stalling it after the home inspection.

  1. Cleaning

Interior and exterior cleaning will make a huge difference to potential home buyers. Clean sinks, bathtubs, showers, floors and vacuum carpet before realtors come in your home with clients. A clean house makes for an inviting home and gives off the vibe of an updated home.

Outside of the home, rake your leaves, trim your trees, mow the grass, clean the gutters (or have LeafFilter installed so this is one less task to handle) and get your home ready to have top-of-the-line curb appeal. The outside of your home is the first impression the potential homebuyer will have your home so make sure it is a good one.

Selling your home can be a daunting task. By making these small improvements ahead of time, you will have less to deal with when you get an offer on your home.