Easy Home Improvements

Posted by on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 10:17am.    1296 Views

Quick and Easy Home Improvements for Sellers

easy home improvements, quick home improvements, cheap home improvements, house valueAs we ease out of summer, it’s becoming more of a buyer’s market. But don’t worry, there’s still time for sellers who may have found their homes becoming a bit stagnant on the market. ABC News’ Real Money Team spoke with designer Christiane Lemieux, who shared some inexpensive upgrades for sellers looking to get the most bang for their buck.

The most affective and low risk upgrade? A neutral palette. A freshly painted white room allows buyers to picture themselves in the space, Lemieux said. These are also great tips for Realtors to share with their seller clients, adding perceived value and appeal to the listing. Here are more articles for sellers and Realtor Tips.

Other improvements with impact included sprucing up the entrance. According to studies, healthy trees and shrubs can boost home value by 17 percent. Minor kitchen and bathroom facelifts (new faucets, cabinet door handles, toilet seats, and a fresh coat of paint) can reap thousands of dollars in return.

Lastly was simply clearing up the clutter and doing some extra cleaning – creating more space. The payoff for a little less mess? Up to $2,000.

2 Responses to "Easy Home Improvements"

Patty M wrote: Hello Martin, question for you? Do you think it's worth it to have higher end windows installed (as in high energy efficiency) if the windows already need replacing? Can I ask more for the home? Kind of a catch 22, sell for less and let buyer replace? Or, fix with basic/install high quality? It's around $325k, 4 bed and two full bath, popular neighborhood, built 1993. Thoughts? Thanks!

Posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 6:10pm.

Marty Snyder wrote: The majority of home buyers today have a keen eye for quality. The last thing that you would want to do is to install cheap windows in a nice home! It's almost as if you were driving a newer Cadillac and wanted to put "bargain brand" tires on it to help get it sold. They simply don't mix well together.

Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 at 8:05am.

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