Many buyers prefer up-to-date houses because they often don’t have the time to renovate, or would much rather avoid the hassle. Though remodeling can be expensive for the current homeowner, many buyers are willing to pay a little more upfront for a more current house. There are a few key areas to consider when updating your home for a faster sale:
Kitchens and Bathrooms
Remodeled kitchens and bathrooms are high on buyers’ wish lists. In the Indianapolis area, an updated kitchen will have granite countertops, newer appliances, stainless steel sinks, and hardwood floors. Consider making these rooms as current as possible, as your competition may have been built more recently and have many modern features.
Consider how the outside of your home looks, and if it needs some fixing up. First impressions are everything, and they start with your front yard and the house’s exterior. Making buyers feel that your home is in good condition and you have taken care of it will lead to a faster sale. Crumbling walks or driveways, damaged roofs and rusty gutters can detract from its overall appeal.
It may not be worth changing your home’s style if enough people find it appealing, so when you are showing your home, encourage visitors to leave feedback. This information will help you determine what can stay “as is”, and what needs to be fixed, changed, or updated. If an agent is showing your home, you can still get feedback from potential buyers. Agents automatically request this information from buyers’ agents who can tell you what their clients are saying about your house.
Need more help selling your house? Reach out to member, Phil Hotle, 21 Century Scheetz.