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Which Updates do Home Buyers Want?

What can I do to make my home sell faster and for as much money as possible? It’s a question all home sellers ask. It can be difficult to know exactly what buyers are looking for. Will new hardwood floors make an elegant first impression? Or do buyers want plush new carpet instead?

If you want to make potential buyers swoon, you’ve got to invest in the right projects! A good real estate pro can point you toward updates that pay off in your area before you start busting out walls or digging up the backyard.

Here are the top home renovations that give you a good bang for your buck, according to the latest Remodeling Cost vs. Value report!

You Get One Shot at a Good First Impression

Do you believe in love at first sight? Most home buyers do! If they don’t like what they see when they pull into your driveway, you’ll be left cleaning up the tire tracks after they peel out to visit a prettier option.

Give buyers a reason to stick around! Spruce up your curb appeal with some of these updates:

If you can’t afford a major facelift, that’s okay! There are still ways to boost your curb appeal without a big price tag. Take landscaping for instance. The right upkeep adds instant curb appeal and can offer you as much as double your investment when you sell your home, according to HGTV. Not too shabby!

It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts

Of course, great curb appeal only goes so far. You might get buyers in the door, but the inside of your home is what makes the sale. According to Cost vs. Value, these three interior renovations are high-payoff crowd pleasers.

Even if you only spend a couple hundred bucks instead of thousands, there are still ways to spruce up your home’s interior. Simple strategies, like updating your décor, can make a big difference. Try out some of these ideas:

  • Brighten up the corners with new floor lamps.
  • Add a fresh rug in the living room.
  • Buy a few new throw pillows for the couch.

The key is to create a cozy environment so buyers feel at home as soon as they walk in the door!

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