3 Projects You Need To Do Before Putting Your Home On The Market

When you purchased your home, it was one of the largest investments that you had ever made. For that reason, you want to get as much for it as you can when you list it and sell it. In order to do this, you need to spruce it up and eliminate as many of its flaws as you can. This includes even the minor ones, as even the simplest and smallest of things can make a huge difference in how prospective buyers see and feel about the house. So, here are a few projects that you need to add to your to-do list so that you can make a top-notch first impression and get the highest dollar for your home:

1. Update the Paint with Neutral Colors

As a general rule, home buyers are going to be attracted to more neutral paint colors. If your home is currently outfitted with bold, bright colors, such as a turquoise or red, then you definitely want to make sure to paint the walls. While you may love these colors, this distinctive shade may not be a hue that is one that potential buyers can connect with. In fact, it may be their least favorite color and painting may not be something they want to have to do when they first move in. So, colors that are easy to blend in and match are ones that you should stick with, such as pewter, tan, eggshell or white.

2. Improve Your Curb Appeal (Landscape)

When it comes to selling your house, first impressions are everything. Did you know that many people will actually drive by a property for sale before they call to schedule an actual viewing? These buyers will not make that call if they don't like the way the house looks from the outside. Therefore, it is crucial that you ensure you maintain your landscape. This includes tending to your flower beds, raking up fallen leaves, mowing your lawn, trimming your bushes, etc. It is also important to paint your front door and replace any stones that are missing in your walkway.

3. Polish Up Your Bathroom

When you don't want to perform an all-out renovation for your bathroom, there are a few quick fixes that you can do that will help polish up the overall look for this end-of-the-day, go-to relaxing space. The caulking around the bathtub can get old and rusty over time, so it's a good idea to recaulk it to ensure it looks fresh and clean. If the tub itself looks discolored and has numerous stains, you can buy a reglazing kit or hire someone to do it for you. Also, it is important to clean it up thoroughly – dust, sweep and clean everything so that the space looks pristine.  

For more projects on what you need to do when staging your home properly and how to attract home buyers, speak with a real estate agent in your local area.