The reality of real estate right now is that buyers want move-in ready homes. The majority of buyers in the market are Millennials and this generation is used to getting exactly what they want when they want it.
Reozom, the online real estate transaction platform, has an online social audience that is mainly Millennials and Gen X-er’s (which is awesome for our sellers!). Because of this, we know what these buyers are looking for.
Basically, if your kitchen or yard is “on fleek”… you will attract a lot of buyers. Current buyers in the market are drawn to surface-level qualities of a home. This is actually a good thing for sellers because most of these improvements are quick fixes that can be done easily and inexpensively.
Here are 3 home improvement ideas that will make any buyer do a double-take:
1. Fresh Paint & New Carpet
There’s nothing closer to pressing the reset button than freshly painted walls and newly carpeted floors. Not only does this add a clean vibe to the house, it is very appealing to buyers. It makes the home feel like a blank canvas for them to make their own.
Even better, this fix can be decently cheap. You can often find great deals on paint and carpeting. If you don’t mind putting in a little work yourself, the project will cost even less!
2. Stainless Steel Appliances
So, it’s not news that buyers LOVE stainless steel appliances. Updated kitchens can make a huge impression for buyers. They really love granite countertops, but if you’re not looking to do a total kitchen overhaul, getting stainless steel appliances will boost the appeal with very little effort on your end.
3. A Landscaped Yard
Curb appeal is still a very real thing. A picture of the house and yard itself is usually the first photo shown on an online listing page. The home’s yard can have a major impact on the buyer’s initial impression of the property (in-person and online). Taking a Sunday to plant some flowers will absolutely be worth it.
If you are thinking of adding some trees or shrubs in the yard, keep in mind that buyers are also looking for little upkeep. Plant trees that don’t require a ton of trimming and maintenance.
All of these quick improvements can help move your home off the market fast!