Things That Can Make or Break Your Home Sale

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Common Factors That Can Make or Break Your Home Sale 

Whether you have decided to move to a new town, or you are just ready to upgrade to a different home, there will come a time when you decide to sell your home. However, regardless of how the real estate market is doing, you should not simply list your home for sale without making a few choice upgrades. Instead, it is important to understand small factors in each room that can make or break the sale of your home.


Many home buyers say the kitchen can be the most desirable room in the home. This is where your most expensive appliances live, where you entertain guests, and where you spend a good portion of the evening cooking and relaxing with your family. When you put your home on the market, look at your kitchen with a new perspective – what updates could be made here? Is it time to update the existing appliances, upgrading the lighting, or replacing the countertops?

Garage Doors 

They say a first impression is everything, and one of the first things potential home buyers might notice when they pull up to a home is old garage doors. If a garage door is old or dented, it may be an immediate turn-off, which might decrease the value of your home. Consider replacing or painting your garage, which will cause homebuyers to perceive your house as having a higher value.


Speaking of first impressions, landscaping can be another huge selling point for a home. Many people decide to look at a home to buy by seeing exterior photos online or driving by the address, so having landscaping that compliments the house can help raise the property’s value.

Light switches and covers 

This may seem like a little one, but light switches, outlets, and covers in every room of your home can make a big difference. Out-of-date style switches and yellowing plate covers show the age of the home. Instead, invest in some newer, white covers, updated switches, and outlets (those with USB ports are all the rage these days!)

Selling your home 

If you have looked at your home with new eyes, updating the out-of-date and sprucing up living space, now it is time to put your home on the market! Final details can include professional staging to sell your home for the highest dollar. Contact the team at the Groesbeck Group for expert advice and assistance selling your home in Anacortes and Skagit County, and start the search for homes for sale on Fidalgo Island and in the Skagit Valley.