There are good things to remodel in your home before you sell it, and these are the types of things that will attract buyers to your home and help you sell it for more money. If your home needs a little bit of work, here are some of the best things to consider remodeling before you list your home.
The best thing, by far, that you should remodel before you sell is your kitchen, unless your kitchen is in excellent shape right now. Current buyers are looking for homes that have modernized, updated kitchens, and one feature they often want is granite countertops. If your kitchen looks great but doesn't have granite, this is one investment that will pay off.
In general, most people are able to recoup around 80% of the money they spend on kitchen remodeling projects when they sell their homes. If your kitchen needs work, you will have a better chance of selling your home if you make the necessary upgrades and changes to it.
The second area to look at is your bathrooms. Buyers today do not like buying homes that have old, outdated bathrooms. Instead, they want homes with new, great-looking bathrooms. As you decide what projects you should do in your home, take a good look at the bathrooms. Do you think someone will want a house with that old mauve-colored bathtub and toilet? Probably not. If your bathrooms have not been remodeled in 10 years or more, they probably can use some work. You may need to replace the fixtures in your bathrooms, the floors, and the lights, and this would be a project that would also pay off.
The other important thing to consider doing when selling is repainting all the walls in the entire home. This project is not likely to cost as much as the other types of remodeling projects you may need to do, yet it can have a profound impact on the way your home looks, and on the way buyers view your home.
A fresh coat of paint makes a home look newer and fresh. It can also help make a home smell better and look more attractive to anyone that views it. Always choose colors that are neutral, such as tan, beige, or ivory, and give your walls a fresh look.
To learn more about the projects you should be prior to listing your home, contact a real estate agency in your city.