Preparing To Sell Your Home: 4 Small Investments That Yield Big Results

If you're preparing to list your home for sale, of course you want to sell your home quickly and for top-dollar. However, in order to maximize your sale price, there are some small upgrades and investments that you'll likely want to make before you list your home. Fortunately, you don't need to spend a fortune to get your home show-ready; in fact, there are a few small investments you can make that can yield huge results when it comes to selling.

Boost Your Curb Appeal

Your home's exterior is the first thing a prospective buyer sees when they drive by (or even view photos online, in most cases), and a home that's lacking curb appeal is more likely to be overlooked--even if it's beautiful on the inside. As you prepare to sell, then, make an effort to spruce up your home's exterior appearance. This could be as simple as planting a few new shrubs and flowers in your yard or even painting your front door a bright, fresh color. Installing landscaping lights can also take your home's curb appeal to the next level and isn't too costly.

Swap Out Dated Hardware

Take a quick look around your bathrooms and kitchens the hardware on the cabinets and drawers dated? If so, this is a relatively cheap and simple upgrade you can make to modernize these spaces. Head to your local home improvement store and grab some stainless steel, brushed nickel, or other more modern hardware finishes for a fresh look that you can achieve in an afternoon. 

Upgrade Window Treatments

Window treatments can also make a huge difference in the appearance of your home, as well as the amount of natural light that gets let in. One inexpensive upgrade you can make is to hang curtains and curtain rods; however, instead of hanging them directly above your window, hang them at ceiling height. This will give your windows the illusion of being taller, which will give the entire room the illusion of being larger and more spacious.

Pay for Professional Staging

A professional stager will be able to maximize space in your home and give it functionality that helps any potential buyer envision themselves living there. This, in turn, can make your home more likely to sell quickly and for top-dollar. If you can swing it in your budget, definitely spend the few hundred bucks to have your home professionally staged before listing!

For more information on how to sell a home, contact a local real estate agent.