5 Simple Upgrades You May Want to Make Before You List Your Home for Sale

Published On: October 27, 2022|Categories: Blog, Home Improvements, Selling|Tags: , , , , , |

5 Simple Upgrades You May Want to Make Before You List Your Home for Sale

If you’re thinking about listing your home for sale, it may be worth your time to perform a few simple upgrades. These five updates will not only make your home look nicer, but they could also help you sell faster (and for more money).

5 Simple Upgrades You May Want to Make Before You List Your Home for Sale

Check out the easy upgrades (most are DIY) you can make before you list your home:

  1. New light fixtures
  2. A new mailbox
  3. Updated faucets
  4. Modern cabinet hardware
  5. Built-in storage

Scroll down for a closer look at each.

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    Home Upgrade #1: New Light Fixtures

    Light fixtures are one of those things that you may not notice on a daily basis, but they can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your home. When potential buyers come to tour your home, new light fixtures will help create a fresh, updated look. Plus, if your current light fixtures are outdated or in poor condition, new ones will be a welcomed change.

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    Home Upgrade #2: A New Mailbox

    A new mailbox is a small change that can make a big impact. Not only will it add curb appeal to your home, but it will also give potential buyers the impression that you take pride in your home and are keeping up with updates. And make no mistake: Curb appeal is important. Prospective buyers start forming an impression of your home before they even get out of the car, which means you need to pique their interest from the street.

    Home Upgrade #3: Updated Faucets

    If your faucets are outdated (we’re looking at you, gold-toned knobs!), it may be a good idea to update them. Head to your favorite home improvement store to see what’s available. And of your home is full of old fixtures, consider updating all (or most) of them before you list. This is a relatively easy and inexpensive update that can pay off in the long run.

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    Home Upgrade #4: Modern Cabinet Hardware

    Cabinet hardware is another small detail that can make a big impact. If your cabinets are in good condition but the hardware is outdated, simply replacing the pulls and knobs can give them a fresh, modern look. This is an easy (and relatively inexpensive) update that you can do yourself in just a few hours.

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    Home Upgrade #5: Built-in Storage

    Potential buyers love homes with plenty of storage, so if your home is lacking in this department, consider adding some built-ins. This could mean anything from adding a few shelves to your closets to building a custom mudroom bench with cubbies. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something that will appeal to a wide range of buyers.

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