Budget Friendly Upgrades to Help Sell Your Home

28 March, 2016

When you are thinking about selling your home, upgrades may be the last thing on your mind. We understand, why sink money into a house that you are selling? But what if I were to tell you that simple upgrades can INCREASE your home’s value… I bet you would reconsider! To help you out, 360 Tours of York has created a list of budget friendly upgrades that will help increase your home’s value so you can get the asking price you’ve dreamed about and will help your home look its best!

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1. Kitchen Upgrades

The kitchen is considered the “heart of the home” and how the kitchen looks and feels to potential buyers will greatly impact the price of your home. Kitchen upgrades can be costly, but buyers have been known to knock $10,000 off of your asking price for an outdated kitchen, so it is definitely worth spending a bit of extra money to do some small upgrades.

– New backsplash (Pro-tip: use “Smart Tiles” they are quick and super easy to install)
– Upgrade lighting fixtures (Don’t forget new light bulbs!)
– Replace hardware on cabinets
– Refinish cabinets
– Upgrade appliances (If in your budget)
– Clean floors / refinish hardwood floors / replace cracked floor tiles

2. Bathroom Upgrades

Bathrooms are the second most important part of the home, especially the master bath. You want your bathroom to feel like a spa to potential buyers. And just like the kitchen, a dated bathroom can greatly reduce the price of your home. You can add major value by doing some of the following upgrades.

– New tub liner (Will make your bathtub look brand new!)
– New light fixtures
– New Mirror
– New Toilet Seat and Shower Curtain
– Replace hardware on cabinets
– Refinish cabinets (Could match kitchen)
– Upgrade doorknobs
– Fix any leaky faucets or clogged drains

3. Fresh Paint

Painting the interior of your home is a quick and easy way to make it more appealing to potential buyers. When buyers walk into your home, they may not have the same taste as you. Some people like bright colors, while others like toned down colors. Real Estate experts agree that when selling a home neutral wall colors are best. A toned down wall color can help potential buyers incision their stuff in the space.

4. General Maintenance

When buyers look at a potential home, they want to see a home that has been well maintained. If a buyer notices a leaky faucet or cracked tiles they may not give your home another chance. So if you have neglected to maintain parts of your home, now is the time to address them. Some general maintenance (like a new roof) is not budget friendly, but you can definitely address small maintenance issues.

– Service your furnace / air conditioning system
– Clean / secure gutters
– Check smoke detectors
– Replace damaged window screens
– Clean floors / refinish hardwood floors / replace cracked floor tiles
– Upgrade lighting throughout home


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