Consider A Quick Kitchen Remodel
If your home is worth more than $500,000, say the HGTV experts, it's worth
investing about $15,000 for high-end countertops, re-facing cabinets, and
upgrading other fixtures. You should recoup most of that cost when you
sell, and it will set your place apart from the competition. A DIY job,
including a fresh coat of paint on the walls and trim, new drapes, and a
deep clean can help a budget remodel look tip-top.
Clean Up Your Backyard Living Space
In Texas, we're lucky to have patio weather most of the year. Take
advantage of this and transform your unused yard space into an outdoor
living room. If you already have a porch, patio, or deck, take a weekend to
pressure wash it and re-stain if needed. Then, make sure your patio
furniture makes it easy for potential home buyers to imagine all the great
BBQs and family time they can have out there.
Summer-proof The House
If your home has single-pane windows, you may consider an upgrade before
you list your home for sale. Being able to tell potential buyers that you
have brand new, energy efficient glass windows that will reflect heat all
summer long could be a huge selling point.
Make A Bonus Room Count
Selling a house with a bonus room? Consider your audience when you stage
this space. If you're living in a very family-friendly neighborhood, take a
little time to decorate for the future. Young families will likely use it
as a playroom, so show them what they want to see. Empty nesters or young
professionals more likely to stop by your open house? Get a modern desk and
bookshelves in there.
Hire a Stager
Let's face it, you love your stuff, but not everyone else will. If you do
nothing else to improve your home before listing it, hiring a professional
stager will help you make the most of what you've got (and tell you what
needs to go)! They'll also give you some easy DIY tips you can do to bring
a polished feel to your whole home without breaking the bank. Things like
repainting or replacing molding and trim, pulling excess stuff from your
garage and getting it into a storage unit, and bringing pops of color into
a room with drapes, fresh flowers, and accessories really can make a huge
Preparing your home to be photographed, listed, and shown to potential
buyers can feel like a lot of work. However, taking on just a few of these
recommendations can make a big impact, not only in how much you can list it
for but also how quickly your home will sell, especially in hot markets.
If you don't have cash on hand for remodels, a Home Equity Loan or HELOC
may be able to help you out. Their low interest rates make them a popular
method for financing home improvements. Talk to the experts at Credit Union
of Texas today about qualifying.