Low Cost Upgrades Can Boost Home’s Appeal

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If you’re considering putting your home on the market and think that only costly improvements will make a big difference, think again. While major renovations can certainly boost the value of your home and entice buyers, there’s no need to break the bank. There are lots of low-cost improvements that can increase your home’s value and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

Here are a few easy upgrades that will give you plenty of bang for your buck.

Enhance Curb Appeal. After scrolling through home photos online, potential buyers often drive by a home, deciding in just seconds whether it’s worth seeing the inside. So, first impressions definitely matter, and you don’t have to spend a lot to enhance your home’s curb appeal. Make the exterior more enticing by: pressure-washing the house, driveway, front walk and patios, cleaning gutters, trimming trees and shrubs, weeding and freshening mulch, and planting seasonal flowers.

Minor Kitchen Face-lift. Kitchens are often the focal point of a home and many real estate experts agree that even minor kitchen changes can help boost your home’s value. Fortunately, you can breathe new life into your kitchen without spending a fortune by painting cabinets, swapping out cabinet and drawer handles, buying new appliances and upgrading counters.

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint. Painting a home’s interior doesn’t cost much and can make a huge difference by instantly changing its look and feel. Choosing more neutral colors like beige, gray or light blue make it easier for potential buyers to envision themselves living there, and they can always opt for bolder colors later.

If you are planning to list your property soon and want to make needed home improvements without paying for them right away, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has an exciting new program called RealVitalize that may be just what you need. We have teamed up with HomeAdvisor to help affiliated agents and their clients sell homes faster and maximize price.

Here’s how RealVitalize works: Coldwell Banker pays all upfront costs for improvements and services that will make your home more ready for market and attractive to buyers, and the company gets paid back when your home sells.

Among the projects included in the program are: painting, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, appliance purchasing, carpet cleaning and installation, curb appeal enhancements, electrical upgrades, drywall and insulation, plumbing and more.

Contact me today to learn more about our innovative RealVitalize program or for guidance and advice as you prepare to sell your home.