If you’re selling your home in Grand Junction, you probably already know that making minor repairs and improvements can really pay off. You can benefit from a quicker sale and a higher list price by making a few inexpensive upgrades—if you choose the right ones.
Pre-Sale Home Improvement #1: Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting is easy to overlook. However, just because most showings will happen in the daytime, don’t think buyers—and their agents—won’t be impressed if your home features adequate outdoor lighting. Each entry door should have a light, and your garage and driveway should be well illuminated for security.
Don’t forget to light up the deck, paths and other outdoor living areas. Skip harsh spotlights in these spaces. Opt instead for string lights, lantern-style lamps and low-to-the-ground path lighting.
Pre-Sale Home Improvement #2: Quality Ceiling Fans
No one likes a noisy, rickety old ceiling fan. Today’s quality fixtures are stylish and affordable, and buyers know a ceiling fan will lower their energy costs. This means you can really impress potential buyers without spending a lot of money. You might be surprised by the bells and whistles you can get with an affordable ceiling fan, including remote control and dimmable lighting.
Pre-Sale Home Improvement #3: Energy-Efficient… Anything
With energy costs continuing to rise, energy-efficient home features will always be impressive. Whether it’s water-saving plumbing features, added insulation or energy-efficient lighting, anything you can do to make your home more energy efficient is sure to get potential buyers’ attention. All other things being equal, buyers will almost certainly choose the home that comes with lower utility bills.
Naturally, you’ll want to talk to your Realtor(R) about making any improvements. He’ll be able to give you the best possible guidance based on your home, the current market conditions, and the myriad other factors that go into selling your home quickly and at the right price.
Are You Selling Your Home in Grand Junction?
Call us at 970-765-4135 or contact us online. We’ll be happy to give you a free comparative market analysis so you know exactly how much your home is worth, and we’ll give you our best advice based on our knowledge of the local market and your situation.