Expert Advice on Getting Your Home Ready To Sell
Impress potential buyers with our home-update tips for every budget: $100, $1,000, or $5,000. Mix and match our ideas by taking on several small projects or focusing on one or two larger ones.
Focus on Flooring
$100: Add a splash of style with a pretty area rug. The best part? You can take it along to your next home.
$1,000: Replace a dated living room or bedroom floor with basic neutral-colored carpet. Along with imbuing a fresh look, this eliminates the issue of worn-in odors or pet hair.
$5,000: If other homes in your neighborhood have top-of-the-line floors, it might be time to splurge on hardwood or tile in key areas. But you need not break your budget: “Since you’re selling the home, you don’t have to buy the most expensive materials,” advises Reynolds. Shop for discontinued styles, which can be greatly marked down.
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