Home improvements aren’t as easy as HGTV makes them look.
It can be difficult to know which projects to focus on or, sometimes, even where to begin. Here are a couple of suggestions that will help you get your Midland home ready for sale or just keep your space up to date and looking good!

Kitchen: One of the most important spaces to potential buyers is the kitchen. Re-facing kitchen cabinets and replacing hardware can be easy fixes, while installing energy efficient appliances and updating counter tops may require more expertise. Kitchens can be a deciding factor for many buyers, so it’s a great place to focus your home improvement efforts.

Bathrooms: Do some minor touch ups in the bathrooms. Fresh paint and new shower curtains, towels, and bath mats can go a long way to freshen up a tired bathroom.

Insulation: Generation Y is looking at the big picture and they often rate energy-efficiency as an important factor during their real estate search. Adding insulation can be a great selling point for buyers, especially for Gen Y buyers. You also get the benefit of lowering your heating and cooling costs while you own the home.

Windows: Along with the insulation, make sure your windows are sealing correctly to improve energy efficiency in your home. Good windows will appeal to a buyer.

Basement: Don’t overlook your basement when preparing your home for sale. Buyers love to see organized storage options or potential additional living space. Make sure basement spaces are clean and clutter-free.

Paint: Fresh paint is one of the easiest and least expensive options to freshen up your space. Just living in a home often creates scuffs and smudges on walls and trim and fresh paint can make wear and tear disappear.

If you are looking to stay in your home, improve it, and someday see a return, then these projects could be great for you. If you are interested in selling your home, then meeting with a REALTOR® and a home stager will give you a better idea of which projects will best serve you. Call our Midland, MI office today to set up a no obligation consultation and learn what your home may be worth in today’s market and what home improvement projects can help you achieve a quick sale and get top dollar.

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