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 Affordable Updates Before Selling Your Home
By: Roby V. Pagong
Wed, Jan 21st, 2009 7:06 am

Affordable Updates Before Selling Your Home

Home selling might be needed as a result of today's economy. This is due to variety of reasons. Some want to relocate to a better city for work. Others are avoiding foreclosure or just have a need to downsize their expenses.

Since it is difficult to sell your home today at a good value, you should find ways to encourage buyers to want to pay more for it. In order to do that, you have to make affordable updates before you present your house to the market.

It is important that you plan your updates well because not everything will add value to your home. You should also not overdo the remodeling of your property if you want to sell it because the location will still affect its value.

What needs to be done?

The first thing you need to do is to check your property. It is essential that you prioritize the repairs the house needs over other cosmetic changes. No matter how beautiful the house appears, it will not sell at a good value if the electrical wiring is defective.

The next thing you have to do is to plan. Always have a good plan in mind and consider your budget while planning. Remember, there are changes that do not require you to spend any money at all, so see to it that you consider these options first!

Here are some inexpensive (or free!) ways to update your home:

1. Rearrange the furniture to make the room look more spacious. This is the cheapest way to update your property because this will usually not require you to spend anything. Just make sure that you remove the clutter and the personal items that you have in the room. Removing your personal things will make it look ready to sell. Without your stuff, the buyer can relate more to it.

2. Repaint the wall. This will really change the feel of the entire house. But before you do this, research the current trends of wall colors and remain conservative. The best suggestion is to automatically use neutral shades. However, more buyers are making bold choices and many love to see colors when they enter a house.

3. Apply the right treatment for your house or furniture. You do not have to replace your existing furniture if it looks dull and old. Several treatments can make it look new again. You can also sand the wooden cabinets and stain them or repaint your old furniture to give it a contemporary look. Another option is to change the handles and locks of your kitchen cabinets to add a few accents.

4. You can also update the lights in the room. Proper lighting opens up the room and it will also improve how the space looks. Pick energy efficient lighting as well. This may be more expensive but it can set a positive tone for a potential buyers.

As you can see you do not have to spend a lot in order to update your property. To pull this off, you need a plan that works with your budget and consider the changes that will not require you to spend a lot.

About the Author:

You can visit Roby V. Pagong website and find your ideal home from the Desert Ridge Condos for Sale. You may also check out the Arcadia Phoenix AZ Realty.

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