Great ideas to get you ready to sell

Everyone knows that there can probably be a decent list of things that you want to get done to your home before you place it on the market for sale. While there are some things that you can do yourself, it is important that you don’t take on more than what you are comfortable handling. Here are some simple projects that most can do that will make a big impact. 

Front Door

This is one that everyone can agree on, a freshly painted front door goes a long way right before you list your home. Selecting the right color certainly helps, but a fresh coat of paint will make it really pop and help set the tone for a well-maintained looking home. This task won’t take long and can be done for very little money.

Flower Bed/Pots

Flowers add color and life to any home, literally. If your yard allows and the season is appropriate, definitely plant some vibrant colored flowers in a bed out front. If you have a smaller yard, then adding potted flowers is a great runner up idea to be placed by the front door. Either option doesn’t cost you much and can be done quickly. 

Kitchen Hardware

This is a good one because if you can handle a screwdriver, you can easily update your kitchen hardware. If your cabinets are in good shape, sometimes you can simply replace the hardware for a new and modern look. You can buy these individually or in a larger pack for a better price. Just make sure that you select new hardware that shares the same holes and spacing as the existing for a seamless fit. 

Caulk the Shower

This can be an area that can often look older or dirty if left untouched. The caulking in your shower or tub area often can become cracked or prone to mildew over time. Remove the existing caulking with a utility knife or similar, then re-apply new caulking with making a clean bead line. This also can be done for very cheap and with not a lot of time and the result will have the tub looking fresh and be water tight.

Swap out Switch Plates

Similar to your kitchen hardware, this only requires a screwdriver and a little bit of time. Visit each room and see which ones need replacing. Any that are cracked around light switches or outlets should definitely be replaced. For any that are just dirty, try using a bit of rubbing alcohol to a Q-tip (not the switch/socket itself) to get into any grooves.