When you’ve decided to sell your Redlands house, it’s time to take a good, long look at everything. You’ve seen this place as home; now it’s time to help someone else do the same.
Depending on how long you’ve owned your home, you may be tempted to remodel it before listing it for sale. But is that always the right choice?
Focus on Repairs
Before you think about remodeling, think about repairing. Any of your home’s systems that are older or in need of repair are probably going to come up during the sales process anyway.
When you focus on repairs, you’re also helping to reduce the risk of issues on your home’s inspection report. That means a faster deal and a happier buyer. Some of the repairs that must be made before listing your home for sale are:
Leaks and stains
Missing or torn window screens
Broken and dripping faucets
Keep Changes Small and Cosmetic
If you don’t have a completely damaged cabinet system in your kitchen, you don’t need to spend money on replacing all of it. Change cabinet doors, and focus on other cosmetic improvements like new paint, lighting fixtures, and update any outdated appliances. Any money that you put into renovations should be recoupable in the sales price.
Your exterior is equally important, and so cosmetic changes can add a significant effect. Replacing your front door and painting it with a pop of color will make a big impact on your home’s value, with little investment. Make sure landscaping, driveways, and garage doors look inviting.
Don’t Get Personal
If you’re updating your home for sale, you don’t want to put your personal style in it. It should be neutral enough that buyers can see themselves in it, allowing them to imagine it in their own style. Don’t spend money on changes that could potentially turn buyers away.