Enhance your home’s value by investing a little extra time and money in these minor projects that will boost your home’s appeal—and your chances of making a sale fast.
Neutralize Colors in Your Home
To sell your home quickly and appeal to the largest-possible buying segment, keep colors in mind when painting or replacing carpeting. These improvements can net big benefits in a raised sale price.
—Expose hardwood floors. The popularity of hardwood floors is undeniable and can drastically raise your asking price.
—Install beige carpet if you don’t have hardwood floors. This investment can make a home seem fresher.
—Avoid non-mainstream colors on your walls. If you have a vibrant hue, consider painting over it in a neutral shade.
—Choose colors that are soft and easy on the eye. White walls are not acceptable in today’s market. Tan or gray are good neutral colors, and can make rooms seem newer, larger and more expensive-looking.
—Take down wallpaper and/or borders. They are like pieces of art and might not be to everyone’s taste.