“Cash In So You Can Cash Out”
As a homeowner preparing to put your home on the market, have you ever found yourself thinking…
The house will sell; we do not have to do anything to it.
Why spend any more money on this house, it looks fine.
These misconceptions can cost you time and money. These days other houses on the market competing for that buyer are new construction offering up-to-date kitchens and bathrooms, and they show and sell quickly. Few are willing to buy a house that looks worn, out-dated, or so flawed that even a fresh coat of paint will not hide it. Buyers are looking for a house that is ready to settle right into, affordable, and one that offers something more than expected.
When you get ready to place your home on the market for sale, it becomes a product. Similar to a product on the shelf at your local store, the product has features and benefits. Your home is no different, it is one of many homes for sale, and you must present it to the buyers in the best possible light. Make your home look better and show more value than the other houses, to compete within the marketplace.
First impressions are so very important! When a staged home appears on the market, it stands out so that most buyers will want to move quickly.
So, what is staging?
Staging is the process of preparing any home for sale, regardless of price or location. Consider that your home is unique to you and your family. You have everything in place to fit your personal life style. Now that you are planning to sell your home, you must give it appeal to sell to a variety of buyers. This means that people coming to look at your home to buy it, must see themselves living in it, and be inspired to make it their own.
Assessing the Kitchen and Bathrooms
Kitchens are the real heart of a home and bathrooms need to be, not only functional, but also beautifully put together. Take an objective look at the cabinets and countertops. Are the cabinets and countertops spent or outdated? To attract a homebuyer and motivate them to buy your home, more may be needed than just a facelift. Offering additional conveniences, that are built-in, may close the deal.
How does your home measure up?
Here are three keys to consider in assessing if your kitchen and bathrooms need modifications to meet the current demands and trends.
1. Are the cabinets and countertop surfaces durable and easy to maintain?
2. Is the hardware and fixtures up-to-date and stylish?
3. Are the cabinets, doors and drawers fully functional, offering additional conveniences?
Cabinet Refacing will do the job.
Use cabinet refacing to change and update the exterior of existing cabinetry. Replace cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and hardware with up-to-date fixtures. Modify cabinet boxes and drawers, adding accessories such as roll out drawers and shelves, trash rollouts, cutlery trays and lazy susans.
Cabinet Refacing is the popular alternative to complete kitchen remodeling because it is available at a fraction of the cost and can be finished in much less time. It is an affordable, efficient, and fast way to increase your home’s value and improve its appearance, without the stress of tearing out existing cabinetry. Cabinet Refacing takes only days compared to weeks to replace cabinets.
When deciding on the colors and styles to use avoid personal preferences and go with a neutral palette that will allow a buyer, to see themselves in the home of their dreams.
Hire an NKBA Professional to get the job done.
Based on written examinations and experience, NKBA Certification is the premiere hallmark for kitchen and bath professionals. NKBA certified designers must also meet mandatory continuing education requirements annually. A certified NKBA professional can quickly assess what will bring the kitchen and bathrooms up-to-date using cabinet refacing techniques, with the greatest appeal and convenience for most people.
Cabinet Refacing as part of the staging process
Using cabinet refacing as part of your staging process is a proven technique to help you sell your home faster and for more money. Employing these strategies will give you the edge in selling your home in this competitive market and you can do as much or as little as you would like and what your budget allows. By reworking your home’s furnishings and creating space, warmth, and function and highlighting your home’s positive features, you can prepare your home for a successful sale. The way you live and the way you show a house are two different things. Knowing your home is staged and ready to be sold, real estate agents will have great confidence in showing your home to potential buyers.