It may seem counterintuitive to invest money in a house you plan on leaving soon. However, the right home improvement projects can help your property stand out to buyers and raise the listing price. The guide below looks at ones with the highest return on investment.
Pre-Sale Home Improvement Ideas
A fresh coat of paint can drastically change the look of a room. Choose a neutral color that will appeal to as many buyers as possible, such as beige or a light gray. Not only will this help the space seem cleaner, but it can also make smaller rooms appear larger. If your home has any wallpaper, have a handyman remove it and paint the drywall.
2. Kitchen Updates
A full-scale kitchen remodel isn’t usually worthwhile when trying to sell; however, there are more affordable updates you can make that do have a high return on investment. Consider painting your cabinets and replacing the hardware. You can also change dated countertops to something affordable and modern, such as engineered stone. If your appliances are broken or extremely old, consider replacing them.
3. Curb Appeal
You want your home to look beautiful—inside and out. To make sure you make a positive first impression on guests, keep the lawn and shrubs trimmed and neat, fix any missing rails in the fence or along the porch, and powerwash the walkway. Replace the siding if it is worn or irreparably discolored. Make your front porch more desirable by installing a new light fixture, adding hanging or potted plants, or painting the front door. Navy blue is an especially popular color among buyers.
Before you put your home on the market, have the team at Swisher Handyman Services tackle a few home improvement projects to help it look its best. This general contractor has more than 30 years of experience serving Lincoln, NE, and all of Lancaster County, doing everything from kitchen remodels to siding replacements. See their full list of services online or call (402) 560-3273 for a free estimate.