Strong Selling Points in a Home Selling – Kitchens, Baths, and Decks

For whatever reason, the time has comes time to sell your home, and of course, you want it to look its best so you can get the asking price and the house sells fast. If you’re trying to figure out the best parts of the home to give special attention to, there are areas that buyers are looking closely at -the kitchen, bathrooms, and decks.

Considering the Kitchen: A lot of people feel the kitchen is the heart of the home, so homebuyers will want to make sure that the kitchen meets their needs and keeps clean and tidy as well as updated with new appliances. Most potential buyers are looking for a big, open kitchen with modern appliances and usually a few key features like a dishwasher or kitchen island. Your kitchen will not have everything that buyers are looking for. However, you can do your best to unclutter the space, so it looks fresh and clean.

A Focus on Bathrooms –All the bathrooms are essential rooms in a house. Homebuyers want to be confident that things will work well in the bathroom when they’re in there. There’s a lot that goes on in the bathroom, though; beyond the obvious, this is also where people get ready in the morning, take their showers or baths, brush their teeth and fix their hair.

Potential buyers are looking for a specific WOW factor when they see a nice bathroom. A friendly looking fixture, as well as cleanliness, is crucial. If you have a mildew problem – get rid of it quickly. Make sure the lighting is correct and the bathroom has good mirrors.  Most bathrooms only have a limited amount of space to work with, but you’d be surprised how much of a difference you can make with a few tweaks and upgrades.

Enjoying the Deck: Not every home has a deck, but those that do always get oohs and aahs from potential buyers. Many homeowners want to be able to enjoy their time outside of their home, and having a deck can make this a lot easier since you can set up tables, chairs, a grill, or anything else in a secure and flat area outdoors.

If you already have a deck, take the time to make sure it’s recently painted or stained and is otherwise in good condition. A deck can make a big impression, but an ugly or damaged deck can make the wrong sort of image on your potential buyer.

Sprucing Up the Whole Home: There are other home parts that you can make changes or updates to if you’re getting ready to sell your home. General repairs, remodel, or upgrades can interest potential buyers regardless of where they occur. You might want to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls and, if possible, use neutral tones.

As your Realtor, I will come to your home and advise you what to do to help the sale be quick and at the right price.