Feb 25, 2016

How To Boost The Outlook Of Your Home

Anyone has ever thought about buying or selling a home knows that fluctuations in the economy in the market can have a dramatic impact on your success. According to McKee’s 2016 housing predictions, this year will be the best year for selling your home that we’ve seen in nearly a decade. With the economy in a relatively stable time and most individuals seeing more positive changes in the workforce, the best time to buy and sell a home quickly and easily is now. Of course you can change the outlook of your home by making a few simple updates that make it easier to appeal to potential buyers.
Update the Paint Job/ Siding
One of the most affordable and beneficial changes that a homeowner can make before they sell a house is to update the paint or the siting of a home. Manufactured siding has become more popular in recent years because it is easy to maintain and easy to clean. A basic pressure washing is all it takes to wash off a years’ worth of pollen, dirt, and debris and have your home looking like new again. If your home has older wooden siding and is painted, it is necessary to take the time to sand off the rough patches and repaint to give and even fresh looking coat.

Add Curb Appeal
The first thing the potential home buyers see when they look at your home is the outside. As they are driving up to where your home is located they are looking to see if it has that “wow” factor right from the start. Adding curb appeal to your home can be done affordably when you take basic steps to landscape the property, reseal the driveway, and add colorful shrubbery around the outside of your home. Additionally, some holdovers consider making updates to the doors and windows so that they look more modern and are therefore more appealing and worth the cost of the value of the home.

Stage Home Accordingly
When someone is looking to buy a home they are looking to see the possibilities of what it could be. It is unlikely that there preferences into core are going to be the same as yours. For this reason, if you are interested in selling your home quickly then you should consider staging it. A seasoned real estate agent should be able to set you up with a home staging professional if you are unsure of what to do yourself. Generally this includes decreasing clutter all around the home, painting walls to neutral warm colors, and giving everything the look and feel of the space that is clean, pristine, and modern. The blank slate approach makes it easier for potential home buyers to envision your home as their future home.

If you’re considering selling your home or buying a home, it’s important to consult with a real estate professional to get a better understanding about current market trends. Learn about the neighborhoods which you are considering purchasing and aunt about the potential fluctuations in the market to come. 

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