When you put your real estate in Lake Havasu on the market, you want it to sell as quickly as possible for the best price. Sometimes, this means making a few changes around the house before you list it on the Havasu real estate market. But before you break open your child’s piggy bank to pay for costly updates, consider a few more economical tweaks to ensure your property stands out from the rest.
Sometimes, a little paint and powder might be all you need to make your property presentable. One of the economical tweaks to consider is simply changing out doorknobs on the interior doors of your home. You’d be surprised at what a difference this makes. While you’re at it, add knobs and/or pulls to cabinets and drawers in the kitchen. Weathered nickel and brass finishes sit among the top choices for kitchen hardware in 2020. Refined gold hits the top trends for bathrooms. Also, make sure the doors and cabinets open and close easily. Finally, make sure you polish windows and appliances thoroughly until they shine.
If the floors of your Lake Havasu home look a little worse for wear, fix them. Instead of completely ripping up your carpet, one of the economical tweaks to consider is renting a shampooer. A good deep cleaning corrects many ills. You especially need to do this if you own pets. Your local big box store and even many grocery stores rent out carpet shampooers and floor polishers at an economical price. For a slightly higher cost, hire a pro to perform a deep clean.
More and more nowadays, people develop allergies to synthetic scents. For some buyers in the Havasu real estate market, a strong scent might send a red flag that you are trying to cover up something. Instead of filling the air up with flowery or musky smells, do a deep clean around the house. Talk about economical tweaks! This costs you absolutely nothing. Are pet odors a problem? Consider placing little bowls of charge volcanic rocks around the house. Gonzo Odor Eliminator works wonders by absorbing bad smells instead of masking them with a stronger smell. If you want to invoke a happy feeling with potential buyers, bake some cookies or even fresh bread a couple of hours before showing your home. I have yet to see someone have an adverse reaction to either one of those smells.
Finally, you only get one chance to make a first impression. That’s why curb appeal matters. A few economical tweaks for the outside of your house include cleaning up the front yard, adding a fresh coat of paint to the front door, installing a pretty doorknocker, and updating the light fixtures. Also, make sure your doorbell works. It may sound trivial, but even something as simple as a broken doorbell puts doubt into buyers’ minds about the care (or lack thereof) that went into the maintenance of your house.
Alexis Steel – 928-303-2199
Keller Williams Arizona Living Realty
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