When you list your home, you want it to sell as quickly as possible. But in order for your home to sell quickly, it needs to appeal to buyers.
A recent article from Redfin outlined quick DIY home improvement projects you can do to up your home’s appeal—and help it sell faster. Some of the quickest and easiest fixes include:
- Upgrade your mailbox. Your mailbox is often the first thing people see when they turn into your driveway—and if your mailbox has seen better days, it can be an immediate deterrent to buyers. Swapping out your mailbox for a new, modern model is one of the easiest and most cost-effective improvements you can make to your home—but it can have a major impact on your home’s appeal to would-be buyers.
- Work on your curb appeal. Once a buyer turns into your driveway, they’re going to evaluate how your home and yard look—or, in other words, your property’s curb appeal. Enhancing your home’s outside appearance (for example, by planting flowers along your walkway and making sure your lawn is freshly trimmed) will make a great first impression on buyers—which can help your home sell faster.
- Paint (inside and out). There are very few home improvements that can transform your property as quickly and easily (and with a small budget) as painting. A fresh coat of paint (both interior and exterior) will make your home seem newer and in better condition—which will appeal to buyers and help it sell quickly.
Bottom line? It doesn’t take a huge budget or months of renovation time to make your home more appealing to buyers. A few simple fixes can be all it takes to help you sell your home quickly and efficiently.