After several years of diligently saving money, I’m nearly ready to purchase my first home. Because I’ve been thinking about buying a home for so long, I know exactly what I want my house to look like. I desire a place that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. I also need a quiet space to set up my home office in. I want a massive, walk-in closet in my master bedroom. My master bathroom needs to have double vanities, a tiled, walk-in shower, and a Jacuzzi tub. On this blog, I hope you will discover how to set priorities during your new home search. Enjoy!
The real estate market is still relatively active. 5,250,000 existing homes and 510,000 newly constructed homes were sold in 2015. You should prepare your house in advance if you're planning on putting it up for sale. Staging and sprucing your house up can make it appear a lot more attractive. This in return will drive the bids up. While there are plenty of things that you can do to the interior of your home, you should focus some energy on sprucing up and staging the exterior of the home as well. After all, the exterior will be a driving factor in attracting potential buyers to your listing.
Upgrade or Replace Old Light Bulbs and Fixtures
Do you have a front porch or are there light fixtures installed to the exterior of your home to help make it appear more inviting or welcoming? Chances are that you do. Before putting a 'for sale' sign in front of your home, take the time to upgrade or replace old light bulbs with new ones. Wipe down old fixtures and polish them, so they shine once more. If the old light fixtures are too far gone, you might benefit from replacing them with a newer design or style.
Mow the Lawn, Remove Weeds and Add Some Colored Mulch
A beautiful garden is another important feature that can attract potential buyers to your listing. You don't necessarily have to do anything too crazy. All you have to do is make sure that your lawn is presentable. Mow the lawn ahead of time, and also remove any weeds that have grown among the grass and other plants. If you have the time, consider adding some colored mulch as well. The colored mulch can definitely upgrade your garden, and make it appear a lot more lavish and extravagant than it actually is.
Add a Topcoat Sealer onto the Driveway
Potential buyers will also spend a lot of time looking at the driveway. It's one of the first surfaces that they'll be exposed to when visiting your home. To make your driveway look like new again, it never hurts to add a topcoat sealer to the surface of a paved driveway. If you have gravel on your driveway, now would also be a good time to install interlocking tiles and stones.
A beautiful home exterior can drive the market value of your home up. It can also help attract a lot more bids and offers, so you can find a more attractive deal. Often times, sprucing up and upgrading the exterior of the home for sale won't take neither a lot of effort nor a lot of money, so it is definitely a worthwhile venture to explore.