Thinking of selling sometime in the near future? Thanks to the high home prices and fierce competition amongst buyers, owners couldn’t find a better time to finally stake a ‘For Sale sign on their front door.
Before diving headfirst, however, it’s important to tackle some easy DIY projects to ensure you’ll sell for the very best price.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, as we’ve set out some of the simplest DIY projects that’ll boost property value!
Purge your home of clutter
While this might seem like a small task, buyers are on the lookout for spacious properties, and one of the easiest ways to make your home seem more spacious is by removing excess clutter.
To get started, begin by labeling your bins so you know what to keep, donate, or toss out. Tackle one room at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed, and rid your home of anything that hasn’t been used in the last year.
If you’re lacking motivation, set a decluttering schedule, reward yourself once you’re done with one room, or set a timer and challenge yourself to fill up your bins as much as possible until the time finishes.
Clean, clean, clean
Especially since COVID-19 first entered our lives, buyers are easily turned off by dirty properties.
You might not think your property is dirty, but dust piles up in places you’re not always looking. When buyers are viewing a property, they might observe places you’re not always looking.
Use disinfectants regularly as you’re preparing your home for sale. Remember to focus on regularly touched areas like light switches, remotes, doorknobs, etc.
Focus on curb appeal
Your buyers will start evaluating your property as soon as they pull into your driveway. Thus, it’s important to ensure your buyers are greeted warmly. Overgrown shrubs, chipping paint, and dying grass are quick ways to turn off even the most motivated buyers.
Plus, according to HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights for New Year 2022, buyers will pay significantly more for a property with superb curb appeal than one with a neglected exterior.
Basic yard maintenance is important, but it’s also easy to achieve without professional help and with a small budget. Keep your lawn mowed, plant some flowers to give the exterior a pop of color, and purchase a welcome mat and prominent house numbers.
Paint your front door and interior walls
Painting is one of the cheapest ways to quickly add value to your home. Interiorly, focus on the focal points of your home (like kitchens, bathrooms, and the primary bedroom), and choose neutral colors. You’re not painting to suit your own tastes, but to impress buyers.
Feel free to give the front door a pop of color. This will liven up your exterior and add to your top-notch curb appeal. To make things even simpler, feel free to use spray paint on the front door.
Once you’re done, feel free to contact a real estate agent to begin selling your home and browsing for your next property!