Buyers love it when a home is move-in ready. If immediate renovations aren’t needed, you’re also more likely to get top dollar for your house. Here are the best updates that make your home more appealing to buyers, so it sells faster—without breaking the budget!

Paint Walls A Neutral Color

There’s a reason why gray, beige, and white walls work. When the new homeowner moves in, a neutral color palette allows their furnishing to fit seamlessly into their new home. On the other hand, if the paint colors clash with their belongings they’ll have to repaint. While needing to paint a room or two isn’t a deal breaker for an incoming homeowner, it’s nicer if that job doesn’t have to be tackled right away.


Paint Cabinets A Neutral Color

Kitchens can make or break a home buying decision. If buyers don’t like the kitchen, they frequently move on to the next option. One of the easiest ways to give this room a facelift is to paint the cabinets white or gray. These colors are on trend, and likely will be for many years to come. This means your kitchen looks fresh. It also means an incoming buyer won’t feel like it’s something they have to change anytime soon.

Install Neutral Granite Counters

New counters are the most expensive fix on our list, but are a worthwhile investment, as they update the look and feel of the entire room. Granite is the most popular countertop material among homebuyers, and it can boost your home’s value while helping you recover some of the installation cost. Installing granite counters can potentially increase your home’s value by up to 25 percent of its retail value! To get the most bang for your buck, look for neutral granite that mimics the look of marble. This style appeals to a wide range of buyers.


Add Modern Light Fixtures

Small details can make a big impact. Lighting may not seem like a big deal, but outdated fixtures can be an eyesore. If you want to make an impression on buyers, update the fixtures in key living spaces, like the kitchen, dining room, and family room. Find one light you love and then choose from options within the same brand and collection. Coordinating lights will pull the look of your home together.

Light bulbs matter too! Be sure to choose the correct wattage and light color. Warm white bulbs are softer and will usually be more appealing in a home, although cool whites are a good solution in a workspace or contemporary kitchen. Whatever color you choose, be consistent. For the best visual appeal, don’t mix cool and warm white light bulbs within a room.


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