October 9th, 2019 12:14 PM by Jackie A. Graves, President
Homeowners can do
plenty to spruce up their home and make it more enticing for buyers.
But when they're narrowing their list, what are a few quick fixes that can have
a big impact? Besides a fresh coat of paint, Redfin highlighted some additional
ideas on its blog, including:
Update the door.
front door can be a cost-effective update that can make a big difference, real
estate pros say. “Solid wood doors are always a classic style for homes not to
go out of style anytime soon,” Redfin notes on its blog. “They’re solid and
typically last much longer than alternative materials like fiberglass.
Additionally, front doors with inlaid glass can also give your entryway more
natural light for the interior of your home.”
make sure all interior lights have the same color temperature so it’s
consistent throughout the home. “Updating your light fixtures, ceiling fans,
and even your hardware on doors and cabinets is an easy and cost-effective way
of increasing the perceived value of your home,” Redfin notes. For example, replace
dated brass light fixtures to more contemporary ones, like lights with a black
finish. Find fixtures that will add more light and brighten your home too.
Upgrade your mailbox.
sound trivial, but the look of the mailbox is all part of helping to build a
strong first impression from the curb. “It’s also the easiest home improvement
you can do,” Redfin notes at its blog. “It could just be a new mailbox that
replaces the old, weathered one you’ve had for years. … Or you could upgrade to
a ‘next generation’ mailbox that allows USPS to deliver large packages to your
mailbox instead of your front door.”
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