You are ready to sell your home, but you know the realistic expectations of the current market might prevent a “quick home sale”. You know your home needs some updating and you do not want to spend an extra $5,000 making those updates. We totally understand. That is why we have provided some tips to get your home looking great for a fraction of the cost. Overcome your homeowner selling hassles!
Paint over Paneling
This is a tip that is becoming more and more common amongst homeowners. If your home has old and outdated paneling, freshening it up with some paint can do the job of modernizing your space. This is a big money saver and an ideal option to consider if you are making these updates to help with a quicker sale of your home. Fill in any holes or gashes with spackle and once it dries, sand those areas smooth. You will want to use a latex primer on your paneling before applying your paint color – it will help the paint adhere to paneling and will make for a crisp and clean finished look.
Bonus Tip: Use neutral paint colors if you are trying to sell your home!
You’ve begun updating your floors but ran into a problem. The cost of getting new carpet or hardwood floors and even the cost of installation are crazy expensive. Consider self-adhesive flooring. This type of flooring is easy to install yourself, comes in a large variety of styles, and is cost-effective. Self-adhesive flooring is vinyl, but the design possibilities are endless. You can find wood or marble designs, in square or rectangle tile form, or in long narrow plank form.
If you are going this route, be sure to prep your existing floor accordingly. Self-adhesive tiles will adhere to concrete, laminate, and even over commercial vinyl tiling (commonly used in schools). This type of flooring will hold up for years, save you money, and help make your home more appealing to potential buyers.
You do not have to go out and buy new trim and moulding for your home. Instead, freshen up what you already have! Sand all of your trim. Whether you can see it or not, there are probably tiny dings and dents in your moulding, as well as dirt that is creating texture. Once you have smooth trim, repaint it to make it look new again.
Bonus Tip: If you plan on replacing the floor and painting your walls, update your trim first. Complete the process as discussed above, but eliminate the time and work of hand painting your trim. Use spray paint to speed up the process and provide a sleek and smooth finish. Don’t forget to open the windows and wear a mask!
Consider trying out some of the money-saving ideas above to freshen up your home for a faster sale. If you’re ready to sell NOW then contact us at Seller’s Advantage online or call us at 1-800-208-3243 to get a no-cost, no-obligation quote on your home. We purchase homes in AS-IS condition and can give you a cash offer in as little as 24 hours.