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Updates That Will Help Sell Your Home


Listing your home can require a lot of time and effort to prepare it for sale, and being unsure if it’s going to get a bite after all that effort can be a scary process. There are a few things, however, that can be done to update the home with minimal time, money or effort that will either increase your odds of selling, or make sure you’re getting the price you want for it.

  1. Landscaping Landscaping does wonders for the curb appeal of your home. Whether you hire a professional landscaper, or just take some time to trim weeds and branches, lay some mulch and plant some flowers, it will make a world of difference in the outward appearance of your home!

  2. Cosmetic Kitchen Updates While drafting a different floor plan for your kitchen is a pretty large and costly undertaking, there are simple updates that can be done to modernize a kitchen and make it more desirable for potential buyers. Adding a new backsplash, painting the cupboards, switching out drawer and cabinet fixtures, updating light fixtures, and adding new window coverings are all simple things that can totally change the space.

  3. Exterior Updates ​Once again, switching up the outward look of your home can really add up, but there are certainly ways to add to the curb appeal while not breaking the bank. In addition to the aforementioned landscaping, you can paint your front door or garage a fun color, switch the outdoor light fixtures, throw on new house numbers, add or paint shutters, make window boxes, or add a hanging basket.

  4. “Smart Home” Features The latest and greatest thing when it comes to home ownership is “smart home” technology. Whether it’s an energy-saving thermostat, smart locks, a security system, light switches, doorbell cameras or sound systems, smart home features are desirable for homebuyers everywhere.

  5. Deck, Patio or Porch Because the weather in Wisconsin is only ideal for about 5 months of the year, homeowners want to enjoy that time outside. Having a home with a new deck, paver patio, or front porch provides the perfect oasis for just that!

  6. Paint If your home happens to be painted some unique colors, it can be tough for potential buyers to envision the home with their belongings and décor. Giving your home a more neutral palette allows potential buyers to get excited about how they’ll make the space their own. Throw on a fresh coat of paint in the main rooms and watch the offers come in!


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