Ready to put your home on the market? When it comes time to sell your home, whether you’re planning to move now or in the coming years, getting your home ready to sell can be a daunting task. The goal of home renovations should be to make it more livable for yourself and to look move-in ready for potential buyers. Use this guide to help you budget, plan, and prioritize what renovations you need to do to attract buyers and speed up the sale of your home.

Add A Fresh Coat of Paint

Not sure what to update to sell your home easier? Update it all with a simple, fresh coat of paint in a neutral shade! This is a great investment you also get to enjoy for the rest of the time you live in your home. A neutral shade for interior walls is like a blank canvas for the buyer. It allows buyers to easily imagine their belongings without clashing with wall colors.

Hiring an interior painting contractor will get your home painted as quickly and easily as possible. You don’t even have to lift a finger! Spend a few days out of the house and come back to a new home. Popular colors are:

  • Grey
  • Beige
  • Greige
  • White
  • Light blue

What not to do: Avoid trendy colors and wall décor. Trends come and go and if you’re planning on selling your home, the trendy wallpaper or accent wall can quickly go out of style.

Update Your Front Door 

The front of your house is the first thing potential buyers see. Improve your first impression by painting your front door or replacing it with a new one! A brightly colored door will make your home more memorable without affecting the neutral interior for décor. If you’d rather not make another paint color choice, update your door with a sturdy steel or wood door or simply update the screen!

What not to do: Don’t overspend on a front door that doesn’t match the home’s exterior. This will make your exterior clash and possibly drive away potential buyers.

Add to Curb Appeal

Much like the front door, the outside of your home will be important for attracting viewers and closing the deal. Your landscaping is a major part of your first impression for potential buyers. To help keep your yard in a pristine condition, consider trimming trees and shrubs and covering bare spots with flowers. You can also paint the exterior of your home. If old paint gets updated, it’ll make your home look brand new.

What not to do: Don’t add high maintenance assets. Large flower beds require a lot of work and can turn off potential buyers.

Renovating your home before putting it on the market may sound like a big project, but if you plan before, prioritize, and find the best contractors, you’ll have a beautiful home ready to sell in no time. Just look at your home like a prospective buyer would for what changes to make for a greater appeal.