There are so many things to worry about when the time comes to sell your home! In the end you just want to get it done and over so you can move on, but you don’t want to end up losing out due to small details that could drive away buyers or lower your selling price. You may even be considering doing some updates to your home to try and increase its value, but should you do updates before you sell your home? Some say it could be risky, but here’s the facts!
The New Owners Want to Do It
No. They don’t. Home channels like HGTV have created this false idea that the new owners of your home will want to jump right in and do their own updates, and this just isn’t true. Certainly, over time the new owners may make changes to suit their tastes but the last thing anyone wants to do after a move is start a remodel.
It Takes Too Much Time
Major remodels, like completely redoing a bathroom or kitchen may take a good chunk of time but there are plenty of small updates you can do to your home to increase its selling value that won’t take long. Small changes like paint and fixtures can make a big difference on closing day.
Updates Don’t Pay
Not all upgrades are created equal; some definitely pay off more than others, but any time and effort you put into making your home ready to sell will pay off - if not in dollars, then in time on market. If your budget is tight, focus on the rooms that have the biggest remake pay off - bathrooms and kitchens.
If you are in an older home, or haven’t done any updates and upgrades in a while doing so before you consider selling might be a good idea! We would love to speak more with you about your home selling plans and how we can help make them happen!