Planning to Sell? Try These Home Renovations Before Listing

Putting your home on the market during the winter months can be an excellent move. Winter sales face less competition and you’re far more likely to have serious buyers view your home than what you could expect during the summer. To up the chances of getting an offer quickly during the winter, there are some improvements or renovations worth consideration before you list.

Smart, hands-free technology is becoming a popular feature which potential buyers are looking for when they’re in the market for a new home. If you have any home gadgets that you can control via smartphone, such as a smart thermostat, it’s going to gain attention. Aside from smart technology, you’re going to make even more of an impression with voice-command tech too.  

Light-colored wood flooring is coming back into style, being that it opens spaces and makes them appear not only bigger, but cleaner. Because dark woods are so difficult to keep free of dust, many homeowners are shying away from these colors and opting for something that is a little more low-maintenance. If you’re planning to revamp your home’s flooring, a light wood is probably your best bet if you want to impress buyers.

Speaking of light colors, countertops in lighter shades are coming back into style too, especially if they happen to be of stone composition. Quartz and granite counters in a light color are going to make your kitchen look more spacious, open your counters up, and so long as the surfaces are properly cleaned and sealed, they’ll do a better job of hiding chips, cracks, and light stains.

If you’re planning on going for a fun, bold look in certain rooms of your home, go for it. Homebuyers are usually drawn in when a room shows a unique quality, as long as it fits well with the rest of the space. A brightly colored wall or some patterned furniture might be a good idea if you’re trying liven-up a room or two. It’s a nice way to break up the constant beige or white square rooms that potential buyers see around every corner.

If you’re determined to sell your home this winter, renovations or updates that match what homebuyers are looking for will help your home get more attention than what it would receive if you decided against sprucing the place up. It doesn’t have to be a full-home renovation. A couple of new features here and there should do the trick.

Let my team at Keystone Realtors® meet all your real estate needs. I have over 16 years of experience in buying and selling in the Santa Clara and San Mateo County areas, specializing in the high-end, luxury market. Visit our website at https://www.paulphangureh.com/for listings and information. You can contact me at 650-924-2544, or email at paul@paulphangureh.com.

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