Smart updates will make your home more memorable to buyers, increasing the chances of a successful sale.
Article Courtesy of RE/MAX, Copyright 2009 Realty Times®
These days, tax credits and a high housing inventory make it a buyers' market. But if you're a seller, don't despair. There are a variety of renovations that can help make your home stand out. Many buyers look at numerous homes when shopping for a house; so enhancing your home to make it more memorable is vital and increases the chances of a successful sale.
Clearing clutter, taking down personal photos, applying a fresh coat of paint, making minor repairs, and keeping a pleasant aroma are all basic techniques to make your home more appealing. But there are a few other creative enhancements you can do to impress buyers without emptying your wallet. The results not only attract more attention, but also paint a picture of a well-cared-for home.
While not everyone has the same taste in housing, buyers typically are attracted to larger kitchens, extra storage space, light and bright rooms and open floor plans. Special finishing touches on a home can be the needed incentive to generate an offer.
Americans are expected to spend $217 billion on remodeling in 2009. Here are five areas where homeowners may spend some of their remodeling money to add the "wow" factor to their home.