If you’re getting ready to sell your home, you may be wondering what you can do to make it more appealing to potential homebuyers. Aside from cleaning, decluttering and staging your home, are there any small tasks that could hasten the sale—perhaps even fetch you a higher price?
Make Minor Repairs
Look around your home. You see it every day, but look with new eyes. What minor annoyances do you see that you’ve put off repairing? You don’t want to lead a potential buyer to wonder what else you’ve neglected to maintain. Go through your house and:
- Oil squeaking hinges
- Lubricate sticking windows
- Tighten loose drawer or cabinet handles
Essentially, anything you can repair with a basic toolkit and an inexpensive trip to the hardware store is probably going to be a great investment in selling your home faster.
Update Your Lighting
Energy efficiency is a great selling point. Updating fixtures to today’s smaller, “green” LED lighting can enable you to use popular keywords in your listing—and that can mean more showings. When potential buyers see sleek, energy-efficient fixtures lighting up your rooms, they’re sure to think about the appeal of a lower electric bill.
Fix Your Faucets
Few things are as unattractive to a potential buyer as faucets that leak, drip or have stains from rust or hard water. You can give your kitchen and baths an inexpensive facelift by upgrading to new faucets. The number of attractive, affordable choices at your local home improvement store may surprise you. Choosing a coordinating look for bathtub and sink can update the look of a bathroom without a large investment of time or money.
Are You Selling a Home in Tampa Bay?
If you’re selling your home in Tampa Bay, we can help.
Call us at 727-584-8480 or 813-961-6000; you can also contact us online. We’ll be happy to give you a free comparative market analysis so you know exactly how much your home is worth.
In the meantime, you can also download our free home-selling eBook, which is packed with great tips on strategic pricing, marketing and staging.