Updating your house to sell it
Small problems (such as a hidden water leak) can become big, expensive problems quickly; the longer you put off repairs, the more expensive those repairs will be.
And properties asking less than $300,000 are going quickly, so right now, at this moment, I don’t think staging is necessary in order to help sell your property.That may change in six months, but then again, the market is always changing.” Would staging help you sell your house? Given about the same location and asking price, if House X is clutter-free, clean, updated and nicely decorated, and House Y down the street isn’t any of the three, which house do you think has a better chance of selling? And she says she has the objective buyers’ eye that a homeowner may not.It might come down to a simple gut feeling on the part of the buyers. Much of her work is done in Riverside County as well as the desert communities. You want your house to stand out in a crowd,” said Hitzel, who retired from the military before embarking on her new career. “I always tell my clients, think about when you first walked into your house,” she said.With a fresh coat of paint over the whole set, your cabinets will look like new."If you're handy, you can order your own replacement cabinet doors and door fronts from retailers like Lowe's Home Improvement or The Home Depot and install them yourself.If your kitchen appliances don't match, order new doors or face panels for them.Hire an inspector to check out the areas of your home that you don't normally see.
They may discover hidden problems that could negatively impact your home's value.
If you've got a slightly larger budget, you can give the cabinets themselves a makeover.
"Rather than spring for a whole new cabinet system, which can be expensive, look into hiring a refacing company," says serial remodeler Gwen Moran, co-author of "Build Your Own Home on a Shoestring.""Many companies can remove cabinet doors and drawers, refinish the cabinet boxes, then add brand-new doors and drawers.
Update when you can: You’ll be able to enjoy the house, but when you plan to sell the changes you make will catch buyers’ eyes.
It should be considered a cost of doing business or an investment that sellers might recoup when the house sells. Wil Herring of Baxter Wellington Real Estate, who is president of the Inland Valleys Association of Realtors, said staging is not necessary.“The market is strong because there simply isn’t enough inventory out there,” Herring said.
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