It’s time to get those listings ready for the spring! A recent article in U.S. News & World Report by Luke Mullins, 10 Cheap Ways to Boost Your Home’s Sales Price by Spring, offers up some affordable ideas for getting a property in selling-ready shape in time for the spring sale season. Among the ideas in the article:
1.) Touch up the paint on the front door—it’s one of the first places buyers will look!
2.) Paint the interior a light yellow or cream color that creates a nice constrast with white woodwork.
3.) Update the light fixtures, particularly in the entrance and the foyer.
4.) Buy a stove to jazz up your kitchen. There’s no need for an expensive kitchen remodeling job: An updated kitchen stove for about $700-$800 may be enough.
5.) Remove mildew from the caulking and replace stained sinks in the bathrooms.
Melissa Dittmann Tracey is a contributing editor for REALTOR® Magazine, writing about home & design trends, technology, and sales and marketing. She manages the magazine's award-winning Styled, Staged & Sold blog.