Everyone wants to get top dollar for their house when they sell it. If you ask someone selling a car what they do before they sell it most will tell you they have it detailed. This is no different when trying to sell a house. But where do you spend your money to maximize your investment? Preparing your property for sale will help you get the best price for your home but it will also help you decrease the time it takes to sell your home which saves you time, money and stress.
The kitchen is considered the heart of the home. For a few hundred dollars you can replace the kitchen faucet set, add new cabinet door handles and update old lighting fixtures with brighter more energy efficient ones. If you have a slightly larger budget you can refinish your cabinets to make them look even better.
Next to the kitchen, bathrooms are often the most important rooms to update. They too can be improved without making a significant investment. Simple additions like a new toilet seat and a pedestal sink are easy for homeowners to install, and they make a big difference in the perceived value of a home.
New paint makes everything look clean and bright again. Make sure to choose neutral colors to help buyers envision themselves living in the space. You'd be surprised how many buyers remove properties from contention due to the color palette selected.