The housing market is hot right now, and it remains a seller’s market. To prepare your home for sale, consider what kind of repairs your home may need to make it more marketable. Give yourself enough time to complete any improvement projects before listing the property—that way, you may be more likely to get top market value.
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recommends getting a presale home inspection to identify any “trouble areas” that may jump out to prospective home buyers. Before you make any major renovations, such as a complete kitchen remodel or turning your attic into a guest room, speak to a qualified real estate professional and do some research to determine the average return on investment for various projects.
When considering renovations, it may be tempting to focus on the big ticket items, but minor touchups can provide excellent bang for your buck—costing very little and helping your home show well. For example, applying a fresh coat of paint to the front door and keeping the lawn cut and watered can boost curb appeal and make the home more attractive to potential buyers.