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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Home Improvements that can help you sell your home should be fairly simple, smart, and affordable.

SMART. SIMPLE. AFFORDABLE.

Most buyers desire move-in-ready houses, or at least houses with a minimal amount of improvements with lower cost values. If needed, remodeled kitchens and baths can go a long way, but here we are talking about cosmetic improvements that show your home in its best light when trying to sell, to help you get top dollar for your home. 

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PAINT WITH NEUTRALS

A fresh coat of paint goes a very long way, especially neutral colors so that any buyer can picture their furniture and décor looking great in the space.

STYLE KITCHEN & BATHS

The two rooms potential buyers will remember are the kitchen and bathrooms when they view homes. You want yours to be remembered for the right reasons and stand out from the rest. Give these rooms a little extra humph even if remodeling isn’t in the budget.

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STYLE KITCHEN & BATHS

Heavy, layered draperies, and swags make a room seem dark, old and tired. Remove them! If you have any torn window shades, or bent mini-blinds replace them as well.

SHOWCASE YOUR FLOORING

It’s not always possible to replace flooring whether it’s carpeting or hardwood. Make the best out of your budget and what you have.

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SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY

How can Smart Home Technology help you sell your home? Millennials and Gen Ys are the largest groups wanting a home with smart home technology that keeps them secure and connected. Even Baby Boomers look for more convenience in their lives and they know how to use it!

  1. Connecting devices to your smart phone can save energy, money, and time. There are four categories of smart devices:

  2. Utilities - Thermostat, light bulbs, sprinkler, electrical outlet, ceiling fan, stove, washer and dryer, powered window shades, etc.

  3. Safety - Wireless key entry, doorbell, garage door, outdoor lighting, etc.

  4. Security - Burglar alarm, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, or any sensor that triggers a call for emergency assistance.

  5. Audio / Visual - Personal assistant such as Alexa or Siri, TVs, music, etc.

With today’s technology available to consumers, it can be pretty easy and inexpensive to get started. Setting your home up with Smart Home devices can be a great marketing tool, and make your home memorable, without too much out of pocket.

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Content by Katrina Foard South Riding Realtor