The list of things that needs to be done when getting a home ready to sell never seems to end. You start to wonder which projects will be worth the investment and which ones should be left for the next owners. Some improvements can be made quickly and inexpensively, yet really make an impact on potential buyers. These should be your focus as you get ready to list your home.
1. Update the Windows
A house’s windows provide a glimpse into its interior. People will naturally look at them as they approach the front of your home. Luckily, there are several ways to dress them up quickly and easily without breaking the bank. A few ideas include:
- Install shutters to draw attention
- Use removable window muntins to complement the home’s style
- Keep window treatments attractive and neat from the exterior
2. Paint the Front Door
For better or worse, prospective buyers will remember the moment they walked through the front door. Make it a great experience by giving the space a fresh coat of paint. A bright and complementary color will enhance that first impression and encourage positive memories.
3. Add a Water Feature
Water has the ability to soothe and relax, which is how you want prospective buyers to feel when they enter your home. A small fountain or birdbath in the front garden will help with the effect. If you are handy, it is possible to install a stone waterfall yourself on a weekend with only basic tools and supplies.
4. Install Solar Lights
Another quick and easy project is to add solar lights to the front landscape. They can be placed pretty much anywhere and, with no wiring, you won’t have to hire an electrician. Use them to highlight focal points and illuminate parking areas, paths and stairs.
With a few hours of work, you can enhance a home’s exterior and make it more attractive to potential buyers.