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Top Spring Projects to Add to Your List If You Plan on Selling Your Home

As you consider selling your property and getting it ready to go to market, you’re likely thinking over which projects to invest in and which to skip.

Fresh paint, carpeting, and landscaping are some of the most common ways to invest in your property. And now is the time to start, because projects like this take longer than you think, and you don't want to miss out on a spring market for selling your home.

  1. Carpet Cleaning or Replacement: On average, carpet cleaning can cost around $200 and carpet replacement can cost around $400 for a small room. Based on these costs, if your neighbor is selling their home and your carpet is looking a little dingy, it might be a good idea to clean or replace the carpet before listing your home. This could translate into a thousand or more dollars on the asking price. Be smart about which carpet you choose, or consider adding a carpet allowance into the sale price to entice buyers. Sometimes buyers would like to choose their own carpet rather than being stuck with your choices.

  2. Painting: It could cost around $1,500 to paint an average house on the interior. But if a buyer walks in and sees fresh, clean paint rather than scuff marks and dirty walls, this can also translate to doubling your investment on fresh paint. And since most people wait until the weather is better to paint, book your painter soon or consider a DIY project if you're skilled with a brush.

  3. Landscaping: It's a project that is best left to the professionals or seasoned gardeners, and the price of landscape updates could be pricey, around $3,500 depending on the size of your yard and the state that it's currently in. Remember, buyers are choosing to view your house based on images and curb appeal. If your home is looking drab from the outside, they might not even want to see the inside. If your house is sitting for months on the market, it could be a wise decision to take a look at the landscaping. And spring is a great time to change it up.

As always, consider consulting a professional Realtor on all of these matters before spending thousands on renovations. We walk through dozens of houses and we can help you to identify where to save and where to spend. We understand what a buyer is looking for, and not calling a Realtor can end up costing you money in the long run. Give us a call today, and we can help you to list your home for top dollar.

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