Should I renovate before selling?
If your considering moving, you might have asked yourself ‘should I renovate before selling?’. When you’re listing your home for sale you want to ensure it looks its best to gain the highest return possible. We recommend speaking to your Realtor. They can provide you with a better understanding of the types of properties that are selling well in your location. They can also provide good insights into what customers are currently looking for when buying. This could range from modern kitchens to updated bathrooms.
It’s certainly recommended, at the very least to fix any repairs before listing your home to ensure these issues don’t detract from the appearance of the overall home. Consider if you have neutral colours or is your home decorated to your specific tastes? It’s best to create a blank canvas to allow people to imagine themselves living in your home.
If you decide to renovate your home before selling, it’s even more important to work with a Designer to ensure they can guide you towards styles that will work for the market. Updates that can add significant value include kitchens, bathrooms, gardens/landscaping, flooring, and appliances.
You should also consider your audience. For example, if you’re selling an apartment you might want to renovate to increase the storage options. Whereas, if you’re renovating a family home, you may want to update the flooring to ensure it’s pet and kid-friendly. It’s another topic to bring up with your Realtor. They will be able to advise who your target market will be.
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