When you’re selling a home in Aspen, your REALTOR® will walk through your space with you and identify areas that have room for improvement – some small upgrades can make a huge difference in how quickly a home sells (and how much buyers are willing to pay for it). Check out these three game-changers that could help you sell your home faster and for more money.
3 Game-Changing Secrets That Could Help You Sell Your Home
Selling your home quickly means doing a little bit of homework on what buyers are looking for – and right now, buyers want:
- Updated lighting
- Built-in shelving
- Zoom rooms
Here’s a closer look at each.
Home-Selling Game-Changer #1: Updated Lighting
If your light fixtures are old enough to vote, it’s time for an upgrade. Fortunately, this is typically a quick fix; check out your favorite home improvement store for modern, updated light fixtures that buyers love. Right now, brass tones and black are in, as are opaque shades and Edison-style bulbs.
When you start looking for light fixtures, bring photos of each room in your home that needs them. That way, you can compare colors and styles to find perfect matches.
Among the most important rooms for updated lighting: The kitchen and the living room. People spend most of their waking hours in these two rooms, so it’s important to get it right. If you’re not sure what looks best, take photos of the fixtures you’re considering and get a second opinion from your REALTOR, who spends plenty of time in other people’s houses – he or she can tell you what buyers admire (and what they don’t).
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Home-Selling Game-Changer #2: Built-in Shelving
If your home has an odd or little-used space, make it functional by adding built-in shelving. Buyers love seeing easy ways to organize (even if they never put the principles into practice). It’s all about functional space right now, so that cubby under the stairs, the awkward corner near the laundry room or the empty space in the living room that never gets used is the perfect place to add shelves.
Home-Selling Game-Changer #3: Zoom Rooms
Zoom rooms are new developments – they’re spaces that function as an attractive home office for video conferencing. You don’t have to dedicate a whole room to the purpose, though; just having an area that functions as a work-ready place (and that looks great on camera) is a great way to show prospective buyers that working from home is easy in your house.
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How Much Should You Spend on Upgrades to Sell Your Home?
You should always talk to your real estate agent before you invest any money in upgrades. You may not need to spend a dime to sell your home quickly – or there may be other things that will bring you a better payoff, such as repairs or home staging.
If your REALTOR suggests that you make any of these changes (or any other changes), you’ll have to do a quick cost-benefit analysis. Some upgrades pay for themselves in cash, while others pay for themselves by helping you sell your home faster.
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