As it comes time to sell your home, often homeowners are left wondering what projects they need to complete prior to listing. While some things are more of a preference than a “need,” this list of renovations will highlight some of the top items that buyers are looking for and if completed, could help you sell your home faster and for top dollar.

#1 Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

Adding a new coat of paint is the simplest and cheapest way to make your home look new and crisp. Buyers want to see neutral tones so make sure to cover up any accent walls and try sticking to neutral tones such as grey, white, beige or a light blue.

Related: Preparing Your Home Before the Painters Come

#2 New Front Door

Your front door is one of the first things potential buyers will see and therefore must leave a good impression. If purchasing a new door doesn’t make financial sense, then give your door a quick facelift with a new coat of paint. Colorful doors draw more attention but must match the theme and look of the home to avoid clashing.

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#3 Energy Efficiency

Energy-efficient homes are on the rise and buyers are becoming keener on purchasing homes that are up to date and as efficient as possible. This step is vital in a successful sale especially when it comes to an older home. Try replacing bulbs with energy-efficient LED lighting, change the shower heads and faucets to eco-friendly water-conserving fixtures, add insulation if needed, and replace old appliances with more updated energy-efficient models.

Related: 4 Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

#4 Update Your Flooring

While it is one of the more expensive options, installing hardwood flooring is a great way to increase your value and appeal to more buyers, if you already have hardwood flooring, having them refinished is a great way to showcase and highlight them. Replacing old and worn carpet will give off a better aesthetic and adding “new flooring” to your listing will be sure to attract buyers.

Related: 5 Tips on Living In Your Home While You’re Remodeling

#5 Bathroom Spruce Up

Bathrooms can always use a good spruce up. While a full bathroom renovation is a huge selling point, even by replacing light fixtures, refinishing the existing vanity, and adding new caulking to the tub and surrounds will easily up your value and provide higher appeal with buyers.

Now that the renovations are complete, you’re ready to hit the market! Make sure you have great listing photos to highlight all the new and improved renovations and use them as selling points.

For more tips and tricks on value-boosting renovations, to schedule a consultation, or for any questions, please contact our office at any time.

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