5 Home Remodeling Projects to Tackle Before You Sell Your House

by Whiteshark Media White Shark Media

If you're ready to sell your house, you should know that the real estate marketing is really hot right now. Prospective buyers have a lot of options. If your home doesn't offer them what they're looking for, they can easily find it elsewhere. Instead of putting your life on hold as you wait months and months to sell your house, take a few weeks to update your house so it's ready to be sold on day one. A few upgrades are all you need to be the best house on the block! You'll want to consider:


#1 Window replacement in Maryland. Great quality replacement windows will breathe new life into your home. They will reduce your energy bill, and they increase your home’s value. Experts tell us that more efficient windows can cut heating and cooling costs by 12%. With the cost of keeping a house cool in the Maryland summer heat and warm in our fierce winters, that's a really big deal. Today's home buyers expect windows like this, so if your house doesn't have them yet, you'll need a window replacement in Maryland before you put the For Sale sign in your front yard.


#2 Upgrading your laundry room. This isn't just a nook with a washer and dryer. Having a separate room to use for things such as folding or ironing clothes helps to keep the mess out of your living space. Home shoppers are looking for this.


#3 Replacing carpeting with tile or wood. It should come to no surprise that potential buyers prefer hardwood floors or tile and rugs to  a thick, hard-to-clean carpet. If they're forced to rip it all up and redo the floors themselves, they'll deduct that cost from what they're willing to offer you for the home.


#4 A home office space. Today's home buyers want home offices. We're all working from home and doing virtual schooling after all! It's a quick fix to turn an extra bedroom, game room, or trophy room into a home office. Even what used to be a breakfast nook can be turned into a work space. The key is to show prospective buyers where it would be so they can better imagine living there.


#5 Exterior lighting. Illuminating the exterior of the house with lighting is just as much about safety as it is about aesthetics. Spotlights, walkway lights, and pendant lights will say "We love our home and we take care of it." In the back of the house, light up the pool deck or hang beautiful bistro lights across your deck and patio.


If you are thinking about selling your house, offering buyers what they're looking for is a sure fire way to get bids you're happy with. Don't get discouraged when you look at this list. They won't take long to do. As well, spending a little bit of money now, like on the window replacement cost in Maryland, will bring you more money in the near future. After all, a house is more than just a home; it's an investment too!

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