Top 5 Smart Home Improvements to Make Before Selling


  1. Add a fresh Coat of Paint

You never want to go with the “in” or “on trend” thing. Odds are, it will not stay, “in”. Keep things timeless and classic. Even if the prospective buyer hates the color white, it is the easiest to change and paint over.

Bite the bullet and spend one weekend removing that bright or dark accent wall. Buyers will be more interested. Good color options include:





          Light Blue

  1. Update Your Front Door

The front of your home is the first thing potential buyers are going to see. Improve your first impression by painting your front door or replacing it with a new one.  A brightly colored front door with make your home more memorable. If you are not interested in the bright door, consider simply updating your old screen door with a glass version for a fresh look.

Time and time again, one of the best dollar for dollar renovations is a new front door!

What NOT to do:  Don’t overspend on a front door that

Does not match the homes exterior.

  1. Do a Bathroom Remodel – No Matter How Small

Bathrooms are always high on a buyers list. Making a small investment here is one of the best options to increase resale value. It does not have to be a total remodel, some of the best changes are not that large, consider:

          Re-caulking the tub.

          Replacing the vanity.

          Changing the shower head.

          Replacing the faucet.

          What NOT to do: Don’t try and create a luxury bathroom.       

          It will not give the same return on investment as the smaller


  1. Declutter Your Home to Attract Buyers

Although this update may not increase the value of your home directly, it is the easiest thing you can do to help speed up the sale.

Cleaning out those closets and other storage areas will help

Your house will appear roomier and make it easier for others

To picture themselves living there.

Use this decluttering time to rid yourself of things you no longer have use for.

What NOT to Do: DO NOT hide unwanted items in the garage. Buyers will see them.

  1. Curb Appeal

This is really 2 things, but they go together.

Power wash and Simple Landscaping

The outside of your home is important to attracting buyers and closing the deal.


Power wash and clean windows

Remove high maintenance plants or trees

Trim the trees and bushes

Clear the weeds and add Fresh Mulch

Edging your sidewalk and driveway

Fertilize your yard

Consider hiring a landscape company to add hearty plants

That look good and require little attention.

What NOT to do: Do Not add high maintenance assets. Large flower beds and fountains require work and can turn off potential buyers. Keep it simple.


Remember, your house is an asset and you are looking to get the most for that assest.