When you purchase a home, you are investing a large amount of money into a structure. Most people hope that when they go to sell, they are able to make a small profit at minimum. However, this is proving to be more difficult as buyer expectations increase. Are you hoping to sell your Maple Ridge real estate soon, but are not confident with how your home will compete with the rest of the competition? There are quite a few updates that you can complete in your home that are simple and will increase the final selling price. Since the market is winding down from the peak of the summer months, fall is the perfect time to get your home ready to sell by spring.
Update the Kitchen
The kitchen is a huge selling point in most homes. Buyers are looking for a space that it functional and pleasing to the eye, since they will be working and relaxing in the space. Remodeling a kitchen can be expensive, but almost always increases the value of a home and also makes it much easier to sell. You might not have to do a full overhaul of your kitchen, but you should consider simple updates, such as cabinet refacing, new countertops, fresh paint or new flooring—especially if your existing kitchen is outdated.
Refresh the Bathrooms
Along with the kitchen, the bathrooms of a home are the most important rooms to update before selling. Walking into an outdated restroom can make a buyer feel as if the space has seen too much use. Major turnoffs include old bathtubs that have obvious wear, caulk that needs to be redone, rusty or peeling faucets and shower heads, flooring that is damaged or a strange color palette. Refresh your bathroom before putting it on the market so that your potential buyers will walk into a space that they feel they can easily make their own.
Switch to Neutrals
While all real estate agents encourage their shoppers to look past the colors of walls as see the structure for what it really is, many would be buyers cannot look past a paint job. Even if you love the colors of your home, it is best to switch to a neutral tone that allows buyers to see the real potential in a space.
Spruce Up the Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is very important. Buyers are more likely to want to take a look inside your home if the outside is attractive. Spend some time sprucing up the yard work, buy some pretty potted plants and repair and damage that takes away from the appeal.
Sell Your Maple Ridge Real Estate
These updates are simple, time efficient and will easily add value to your home. Updates are the difference between a home that sells quickly and one that sits for a while on the market. If you would like more information on how we can help you to maximize your Maple Ridge real estate’s value, visit our sellers page or give me a call. I would love to help you sell your home.