02 Mar 4 Projects to Help Your Home Sell Faster
Price and preparation: the two main ingredients of a house that sells quickly. Price is going to be the first thing buyers check, so be sure to set a dollar amount that is fair, yet competitive. When buyers come calling, be sure to offer easy, hassle-free showings and frequent open houses. Price gets them in the door, but it’s preparation that gets you the offer.
You can’t just stick a ‘For Sale’ sign in your yard and hope everything goes well. If your house has been sitting on the market, it might be time to put a little TLC into your home, such as cleaning, decluttering, making necessary repairs, and boosting your curb appeal. You want buyers to imagine it’s theirs — to see themselves happily living under your roof and that no other roof will do. At CMW General Contractors, we’ve got the inside scoop on four projects every homeowner can do to put a little ‘oomph’ in your selling strategy to make your home sell faster.
Boost Your Curb Appeal
Keeping your lawn mowed and your hedges trimmed is a great way to present your home as crisp and clean from the start. However, if you really want to wow homebuyers, then you’ll want to go the extra mile with your curb appeal. You can upgrade your front door, add high-quality mulch and native plants to flower beds, build a front porch and create an elegant outdoor living space, and update your exterior siding or paint. Take it the extra mile and revise your landscaping design with the help of an expert who can help you create an affordable, eye-catching design for your yard.
Budget-Friendly Tip: For under $50, you can boost curb appeal by painting your front door and purchasing a stylish mailbox and modern address numbers. Shopping online at major retailers like Walmart can help boost your savings.
Remake Your Kitchen
An updated kitchen is the biggest showstopper for homebuyers. If you want to seriously woo shoppers, a kitchen remodel is the way to go, and a sound investment. Not only could your house sell more quickly, but it can also bring in a higher asking price — most kitchen remodels have a 92 percent return on investment (ROI). CMW General Contractors can help you design and implement the perfect update. You can also purchase all-new stainless steel appliances, install granite countertops, update the tile flooring and bring in a kitchen island.
Budget-Friendly Tip: Use promo codes to get amazing deals at home improvement stores to remake your kitchen for under $100. You can add new hardware to cabinets, paint a backsplash or install elegant lighting.
Clean and Declutter
It may sound like a no-brainer, but when your home is on the market, it needs to sparkle and shine at a moment’s notice. You may not have noticed your baseboards and ceiling fan blades in 10 years, but it will only take a shopper 10 minutes to spot the neglect. Make a thorough cleaning part of your everyday routine by vacuuming, sweeping, mopping and dusting— especially window blinds, lampshades and bookshelves. Take the time to declutter, too. Organize mail and paperwork into baskets and keep your kids’ shoes and Fido’s toys picked up and put away.
Budget-Friendly Tip: Use Amazon Prime to discounts and free shipping on your favorite cleaning products and supplies so you always have the tools you need for a deep clean. Make a chore list to get your family involved.
Spice Up the Decor
Without overdoing it, you can really add some flair to your home with a few accent touches. You don’t have to redesign your whole living room, but you can freshen up the appeal with some new throw pillows, a new rug, modern lamps and lighting and some simple, but tasteful artwork. Keep it simple and impersonal — put away those framed wedding photos and clear out some space for your buyers’ imaginations.
Budget-Friendly Tip: A vase of fresh flowers goes a long way. Place one on your dining room table and another in the living room to awaken the senses and help those touring your house feel like they are touring their home.
Selling a home is a time-consuming process no matter how quickly you start getting offers. The best preparation you can do is practice patience. Setting the right price and getting your home prepared will bring all the pieces together for a smooth and successful selling process.
Whether you need minor or major upgrades, turn to the professionals at CMW Contractors. “When you want it done right, you want CMW.”