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  • Andrea Garcia

8 simple things you can do today to make your home market-ready

You don’t need to spend a lot of money or time to get your Arizona home ready to sell. A few easy home improvements can make your home stand out without breaking the bank. Check out these simple projects that will get your home market-ready in no time.

1. Paint the walls

Paint is a simple and inexpensive way to update your home. If your walls are faded, dirty, or dark, give them a facelift with neutral colors that will appeal to most buyers. Choose lighter colors to open up the space and make your home look bigger.

2. Replace dated light fixtures

Give your home a fresh look by replacing old light fixtures. Go for simple, modern styles. And don’t forget to replace any burned-out light bulbs! A bright home will look more inviting to buyers. Take a look at your exterior fixtures and bulbs, too.

3. Declutter

Decluttering is a must before you put your home on the market. Potential buyers will more easily be able to envision themselves living in an open, organized space. Clean out and organize closets and drawers, put away personal effects like photos and memorabilia, and move extra things into storage. Make your space as big and open as you can.

4. Deep clean

Like decluttering, deep cleaning is a necessity when selling a home. Take a close look at all those forgotten elements of your home. Dust fans and light fixtures, clean baseboards, scrub grout, and shampoo carpets. Show potential buyers that this home is well-taken care of.

5. Add or replace cabinet hardware

Cabinet hardware is a minor detail that can have a major impact. If the knobs or pulls on your kitchen cabinets are old or non-existent, add some modern ones. This is a quick, inexpensive way to update your kitchen.

6. Paint the front door

The exterior of your house will make the first impression on buyers, so don’t forget to consider your curb appeal. Painting the front door can add interest and fun to your home without too much effort. Unlike the interior, you don’t have to stick with neutrals here. Go ahead and add a pop of color — just make sure it matches the rest of your home.

7. Install new house numbers

If your house numbers are faded or hard to see, replace them with new, bold numbers. Not only will this make your house look nicer, but it’ll make it easier for buyers to find it. Put the house numbers in a spot that’s easy to see from the street, even if that means moving them from their current spot.

8. Update landscaping

Spruce up your lawn to make the best impression. This might mean pulling weeds, trimming plants, or planting some new flora. Adding some outdoor seating to the front porch will create a sense of welcome. This is another simple exterior upgrade that will draw buyers in.

Buyers want to see a move-in ready home. With these simple projects, you can show them a home they can envision themselves in.

And before you get to work on implementing some of the slightly more costly items on this list, take note that it's my role as your listing agent to support you in choosing which are the most fitting upgrades for your home.

With Arizona experiencing a hot seller's market right now, make sure you have a top listing agent on your side to get you the best value for your market-ready home.


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