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Do-It-Yourself Projects You Should Take Care of Before Listing University Park Real Estate


July 11, 2018

With summer in full swing, the home buying and selling season is here—and will likely continue to be strong until school starts back up in the fall and the market tends to slow down. If you are a University Park real estate homeowner, you might have been thinking about putting up your home for sale. As you look around your home with a critical eye, you might be wondering if there are some do-it-yourself projects that need to be done before you list your home.
Real estate professionals have some tips as far as what you should and shouldn’t do before you get your home ready to sell.

Indoor Painting

Painting the interior of your home is almost always on the “should” list. There is nothing like a fresh coat of neutral-colored paint to enhance your entire home and make it appealing to buyers. This is especially true if you have made some bold or unusual color choices around your home.
Be sure to do a good job with the painting. It will be a turnoff to prospective buyers if they come into your home and see a slopping paint job. The DIY Network offers these tips for interior painting.

Window Treatments

Blinds and curtains can look dull and discolored as they age, so replacing them with new window treatments will spruce up the look of your home. Again, you’ll want to keep colors neutral to appeal to the biggest number of homebuyers.

Deep Cleaning

Although the term “spring cleaning” might bring to mind housewives from the 1950s, there is a benefit to this type of deep cleaning that is done once a year. When was the last time your home had a complete cleaning from top to bottom? This includes items such as getting rid of grease that has built up in the kitchen and dusting off items that are up high and not easily accessible. Potential buyers will appreciate a sparkling clean home.
Floors and carpets. Before you list your home, you should also have flooring and carpets cleaned. You can rent machines to do it yourself—or you can hire a service to take care of it for you.

Curb Appeal

Look at the outside of your home from the sidewalk with a critical eye. What can you do to jazz it up, improving its curb appeal? Adding fresh flowers, pulling weeds, and trimming hedges can dramatically improve a home’s curb appeal.
You can count on Elevation Realty to provide solid advice regarding your University Park real estate listing. Our real estate experts can advise you on which home improvement projects will increase the value of your property and can help you find the most qualified experts to assist you throughout the projects. We would be glad to handle any of your real estate needs, provide information regarding home improvement endeavors, and work hard to provide you with exceptional service and to maximize the value of your home. Contact the Elevation Realty team when you are ready to sell and want to find your dream home or give us a call at 303-579-3566 to begin your search.