It almost goes without saying – once you decide to sell your Somerset County house you want to move fast. You might even be tempted to skip doing any renovations or improvements before listing and to just put your house on the market.
However, this will be bad for two reasons: (1) many buyers are looking for move-in ready houses and will skip yours if there is work to be done, and (2) even if you do the work after it’s on the market you risk losing out on all of the buyers that see your house from the start.
If you are ready to get your Somerset County house sold, take the time to complete these 6 projects prior to listing:
Nothing can bring buyers to your door quite like having good curb appeal. You can either hire contractors to spruce up your landscaping and exterior, or roll up your sleeves and do the work yourself. Keep trees and plants trimmed, add in some color and stain or paint your front door. A new welcome mat goes a long way, and make sure to keep the bugs cleaned out the exterior lights.
Get Rid of the Carpet
Old carpet is a big turn off to potential buyers. If you can afford it, rip out the carpet and put in hardwood floors. The majority of buyers love to see hardwood floors in a house. If you aren’t in the place to replace your carpet, bring in a professional carpet cleaner to get it looking its best.
Repair or Replace Windows and Doors
Newer doors and windows help to sell a Somerset County house. If you have old doors that creak, crack, and no longer line up properly, buyers will start to become suspicious of what other problems are in the house.
Fresh Coat of Paint
Take time before you list your Somerset County house to put on a fresh coat of paint on interior walls. Using a light or neutral color helps rooms to look larger and potential buyers to picture themselves living in your house.
Touch Up Your Cabinets
Well, really more than just a touch up, you need to deep clean your cabinets. Buyers are going to look at the inside and outside of your cabinets. Take the time to thoroughly clean the cabinets inside and out.
Cabinets that are too full make it look like your Somerset County house doesn’t have enough storage, so take the time to clean them out before listing. Replacing hardware is also a great way to give your cabinets an updated look.
Improve the Lighting
There are multiple ways to do this. First off, make sure all windows are clean and lightbulbs are working. Secondly, take a look at your light fixtures. Jump online or run to a local store and see what the current light fixtures look like. If your lights are not in style anymore or aren’t a classic style, consider replacing them. Outdated light fixtures can be one of the first things that buyers notice when they walk into a room.
Investing some time and money into your Somerset County house before selling can pay off for you in the end. With so many buyers on the market looking for a move-in ready house, these updates will not go unnoticed. Completing these projects prior to putting your house on the market will help you to appeal to the largest number of potential buyers.