Should I upgrade my home before selling?

Are you thinking about selling your home?

First impressions mean everything, if we give a good first impression the better chances we have landing the interview, getting a second date, its imperative making good first impressions in important situations such as these. The same goes when selling your home, and the first thing most home buyers notice is –wait for it– the kitchen.

Yes the kitchen, and some of you are nodding your heads in agreement. In fact I’m confident many of you reading this bought the home you’re living in now because you or your spouse fell in love with that sweet hands free faucet. (Seriously this is pretty sweet) The kitchen is where the home starts for many, so we wanted to highlight how even small simple upgrades can elevate the value of your home.

The smartest, most efficient kitchen updates include painting and new cabinet hardware. Consider using neutral colors, its a very subtle subconscious seed you can plant in home buyers to help them envision the kitchen to match their unique style. Another great idea would be to upgrade one (or all) of the appliances in the kitchen. If you haven’t the funds for a full kitchen appliance upgrade, upgrading one piece can go a long way, and you’d be surprised of the rise in value.

Check out how you can upgrade a kitchen in a single weekend

If you’re still hesitant making some upgrades before selling your home keep in mind the fact that a buyer could potentially cut up to $10,000 off of their offer price if the kitchen is dated. Typically, when potential buyers see a dated home, they see $$$$  in money they perceive they’ll need to invest in remodeling/ updating – which will directly impact offer price.  When Selling a property, we want to the home to look and smell great ( think of how new car scent makes you feel).  The newer (updated) it looks ,  typically the more offers you’ll receive. If you are thinking about selling your home get informed and contact us today if you’d like to know what your home is worth and how it compares to other homes in your neighborhood. We would be more than happy to properly comp out your home and give you an estimate on the potential earnings you could make with even the simplest of upgrades that may help net you more Moolah!

If you’d like to know how much your home is worth and see whether or not you should make an upgrade contact us today!

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