The Top Five Home Improvement Projects to Take on Before you Sell

So, you are ready to sell your home and you desperately want a quick sale. What home improvement projects should you take on and which ones should you abandon?

We all want top dollar for our homes, but we also don’t want to make home improvements that will not produce a healthy return on our investment. Although the area in which you live will likely dictate which home improvements are well worth your time and investment, there are five home improvements that are sure to benefit sellers everywhere:

1. Paint your walls. There is absolutely, positively no better way to increase the value of your home than with a coat of paint. And luckily, there are few home improvement projects that are as inexpensive. A fresh coat of paint throughout your University Park home will make it appear fresh, clean and inviting.

2. Replace your carpeting. If your carpeting is worn, stained or has simply seen its better day, then you may want to consider installing new carpeting. An attractive, neutral carpet will do wonders for your home’s appearance. Plus, you will likely see a 100 percent return on your investment.

3. Update your lighting fixtures. Nothing outdates a home like old light fixtures. Luckily, most lighting fixtures are relatively inexpensive and easy to install.

4. Purchase new kitchen appliances. Buyers love new appliances, so there is simply no better way to lure them in than with new, shiny appliances. Plus, new appliances can be used as a bargaining tool during the negotiation process.

5. Improve your home’s curb appeal. Cut back any overgrown trees, trim your hedges, remove weeds from your plant beds and plant colorful annuals. Your home may look amazing on the inside, but if the outside looks less than stellar, you may lose many, potential buyers before they even walk through the door.

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