Simple Upgrades Homebuyers Love

Simple Upgrades Homebuyers Love

Are you putting your home on the market in hopes of selling during the spring or summer season? You can quickly increase the value of your home, as well as increase the chances of a quick sale, by choosing to invest in simple upgrades that can make a big difference. Here are a few ways to spruce up your home before it goes on the market.

Paint the Walls

Giving your walls, baseboards, and trim a fresh coat of paint can sound time-consuming and arduous. However, the finished product will be well worth it. Aim for a neutral color palette to entice homebuyers, choosing light gray or white tones. Remember, you want buyers to walk into your home and picture it as their own. Neutral walls and fresh trim can make a big impact. If painting is not your forte, invest in professionals to get it done quickly and well.

Perform Maintenance

Take a walk around your home and look at things from the eyes of a homebuyer. Most buyers do not necessarily want to purchase a fixer-upper or a home with multiple maintenance issues. Take time now to perform basic maintenance tasks that will make your home seem loved and cared for. Not sure how to fix the wiggling toilet or squeaking door? Hire a professional to fix items on your list.

Invest in Landscaping and Exterior Improvements

Curb appeal means a lot to buyers and having a freshly painted front door or blooming flowers in the yard can set a positive tone for your entire home tour. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your home’s exterior look amazing. However, if your house’s siding, roof, door, or sidewalk are damaged, it’s wise to make those repairs now.

Partner with an Attorney

Even before your home goes on the market, choose to partner with an experienced real estate attorney. You’ll love knowing someone is advocating for your best interests throughout the entire selling process, including through closing

The team at Bell Law has decades of experience working with sellers and buyers. We would be honored to work with you to assure your home sale goes smoothly. Call us today to get started.

Does Curb Appeal Really Matter?

Does Curb Appeal Really Matter?

You are ready to sell your home, staging the rooms and making the final touches to entice potential buyers. However, before you make the call to officially put your house on the market, take a walk outside and evaluate how everything looks to passersby. Curb appeal, or how your property looks from the street, is an important factor for buyers and can make or break an offer before anyone ever walks through your front door.

Set High Expectations

When a potential buyer walks up to your property, you set their expectations with the exterior of your home. Beautiful landscaping, clean siding, and nice windows can make your home stand out and increase buyer interest before they even walk up your front steps. Buyers are more likely to overlook a few small projects inside your home if your curb appeal is on point.

Increase Buyer Confidence

If your property looks cluttered, unkempt, and downright scary, potential buyers may assume you do not take good care of your home. These assumptions can lead to lower offers and increased scrutiny during initial inspection.

Make Your Home Look Great

If your curb appeal is lacking, take the time to clean it up before putting your home on the Chicago real estate market. Make your landscaping look great and low maintenance with the help of a local company, powerwash your siding to make it look it’s best, and consider applying a fresh coat of paint on your front door. You can make a huge impact on your curb appeal without spending too much money, and the pay off will be worth it in the end.

After you get your home’s exterior and landscaping looking its best, but before you put your home on the market, be sure you are working with a reputable real estate attorney. The team at Bell Law works with buyers and sellers throughout the Chicagoland area to protect their interest and make the transaction process easy and stress-free.  

Call us today to begin our partnership. We are excited to work with you.


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