Thinking of putting your home on the market? Not yet? That’s Okay. Contact us now and we can help decide which projects to do that you can enjoy in the meantime and that will add value to your home.
If you wait until the last minute, you won’t be able to get everything done at your leisure and with the best bang for the buck. I have also heard so many times, “Why didn't;t we do this sooner?” Using a contractor might be necessary for bigger projects, but there are plenty of projects that most homeowners can do to make their homes more attractive and usable.
The first impression, curb appeal, is important, especially in real estate. From the moment buyers drive up to your home, they will be judging everything about the house and yard. Enhancing curb appeal is perhaps one of the most important projects you can and should do prior to selling your home.
Most real estate agents say your home’s exterior sets the stage for whether or not a buyer feels that the home seller has maintained their home. A sun-faded front door can give a buyer the wrong impression about how you have cared for the entire home.
One thing that home buyers and your friends visiting your home enjoy, is a nice clear lighted path to the front door. Large visible house numbers not only make it easier for guests to find you home but also makes it more visible in case of an emergency. A new front door and new garage doors are items that have the most return on investment for home improvement projects. These are good home improvement projects to start with now.
If you need any repairs made, now is a great time to do it. Why spend the money on the next owner only? Do it now so that you can enjoy the pride of ownership that you felt when you first purchased the home.
Another thing is of course landscaping. Maybe there is a dying tree that should be removed or shrubs you want to be transplanted. Those things need to be done at certain times of the year.
And if you are going to sell in the spring, plant hundreds of bulbs in the spring. If you plan to sell your home in the fall, then spring bulbs and fall-blooming plants should be planted in the spring. They will multiple and grow so you can enjoy them the following year if you postpone your move. Want more tips on how to prepare your home for sale? Call or email us and we would be happy to mail you our brochure written for Skagit County homeowners. We are here to help even if you don’t plan to move!