Are you trying to sell your house this summer? If so, this blog post will illustrate 4 home improvements to improve not only your chances to sell your home, but to potentially increase its value…
When is the best time to sell? Some would argue that the spring is the best time with May or even early June being the best time. Unfortunately, if you attempt to sell after mid-June, it is a bit more challenging to sell your house. Many families are prioritizing going on vacation and not buying a home.
Summer may not necessarily be the best time to sell your house, but it is still possible. If you are attempting to sell your house during the summer, you should do everything you can to improve your chances of selling including home improvements. Here are 4 home improvements to make before selling this summer to increase your chances of selling faster and at an optimal price.
Home Improvement #1. Clean Your Exterior
When potential buyers are looking for a home, they want one that will be easy to maintain and care for. The best way to show that is to improve and clean the exterior. This creates curb appeal, the ability to make a potential buyer attracted to your house.
One of the simplest ways to increase the attractiveness of your house is by cleaning it up. The exterior is the first thing a potential home buyer will see. It will make a potential buyer more attracted to the house.
You should power wash the walls, weed the path, wash the windows, replace the missing downspout. These might seem like small actions but they can have a bit effect. In fact, studies suggest such improvements alone can increase the value of your house by over $10,000.
Home Improvement #2. Landscaping
Next, think about landscaping. You don’t have to make it look extravagant but put in some time to make your home’s exterior look really good. Even simple treatments of the lawn and garden will increase its curb appeal. Make sure grass is planted, eliminate some weeds, treat crabgrass. You will be surprised at how much those alone will increase curb appeal.
You can even try to make an appealing garden. You can do that with a few flowers and maybe an additional bush. However, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a big impact. In fact, you should avoid making too extravagant of a garden. Not only may there be a lower return of investment the more you spend, but the garden could make potential buyers believe that they need to spend time and money to maintain that garden.
Home Improvement #3. Paint The Exterior
Even the best paint jobs will fade with time. Debris and wind combined will damage and destroy paint over time. Removing old paint (usually by power washing) and applying a new coat will increase the curb appeal of your house and make it a better sell.
Home Improvement #4. Add A Deck
A deck of any kind will be a large investment of time and money. However, adding a deck is a home improvement that is almost guaranteed to add value to your home. It will make your house more appealing, especially to homebuyers who want to entertain guests and make their yard feel like a part of their home (especially during the summer).
Some homeowners might be repulsed at the expense. However, adding a deck can make the house easier to sell and the investment may be worth it.
The summer is a pretty good time to sell a house, but only if you improve the curb appeal of the house. You can improve the curb appeal of your house by making these 4 home improvements before selling this summer. The investment you make will be worth the improved selling process.