While the weather might be cold right now, spring will be here sooner than you think. If you are planning on putting your Huntingdon Valley, PA house for sale in the spring, now is the time to make some improvements before you even think about having prospective buyers take a tour. While renovating your kitchen or bathroom will certainly add value, there are plenty of smaller, budget-friendly fixes that you can make to make your property more attractive.
- Apply a fresh coat of paint. Paint is relatively inexpensive, but it will dramatically affect the way potential buyers see each room. Maybe at one point painting the living room chartreuse green seemed like a good idea, but it will probably not be very appealing to most people. If you are trying to cover up a dark or vivid color, make sure you prime the walls first. Stick to neutral or light colors when choosing a new color for the room. If your home has wallpaper, remove it before painting. (Few things date a room faster than old, floral wallpaper.)
- Replace old carpets. This not only improves the aesthetics of your home, but it can also improve the air quality. If your carpets are stained or worn out, it will be a huge turn-off for buyers. Carpeting also tends to hold dust and odors, so consider replacing it with tile or laminate floors. Not only are they easier to clean, but they are more appealing to people who suffer from allergies. If it’s not in your budget to replace all your flooring, focus on the rooms that need it the most.
- Clean up! If you’re planning on moving out in the near future, then this step will help both you and your potential buyers. Start getting rid of clutter and items that have been collecting dust for years. Not only will you have less to take with you to your new home, but the space in your old home will seem much larger. After you’ve de-cluttered, make sure everything is sparkling clean before anyone sets foot in your home, as a dirty bathroom or kitchen will make a negative first impression.
Once your house is ready to go, be sure to contact Joseph Bograd. Our team of Bucks County real estate agents will make selling your home a nearly stress-free experience.