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Looking to Sell Your Home? Finish These Home Improvement Projects First

by THE CUOMO TEAM Kimberly Cuomo 08/02/2021

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Initially, it may seem like backwards logic to complete a few home improvement projects before selling your home. Most people want to renovate their home in order to enjoy it for themselves. However, there are several low-cost projects that you may want to consider before your listing your home, as these improvements could help increase the value and appeal of your property.

These are a few home improvement projects that you should complete before you put your home on the market:

Upgrade the Landscaping

When a buyer drives up to your home before their showing, your front yard is the first thing they will see. First impressions are critical when your home is on the market so upgrading your landscaping is important. A few things that you can do to your landscaping before your list your home are:

  • Remove all weeds from the landscaping.
  • Purchase fresh flowers and plants to decorate the yard.
  • Add new landscaping trim to complete the look.
  • Refresh the mulch or rock beds in your yard.

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

When you are living in your home, you have the freedom to paint your walls any color that you choose. While you may love a banana yellow kitchen or a deep red bedroom, it's possible that prospective home buyers may be turned off by the colors you have selected. Before you list your home, buy a few cans of paint and give each room a fresh look. Neutral colors are ideal when you are listing your home, as this allows buyers to envision their own ideas for the house.

Replace Old or Worn Carpet

Worn down carpet can be a detraction to home buyers who are interested in your home and they may see it as an expense that they don't want to take on immediately after purchasing a new property. Prior to listing your home you should replace your old carpet or invest in wood floors for your home. Fresh flooring will give your home new life and will increase interest in your home.

Refresh the Bathroom or Kitchen

Many people who are in the market for a new home are looking for properties that have valuable updates such as new bathrooms or kitchens. These can be costly remodel projects, but if you are hoping to put your home on the market you can do an affordable refresh to make your home more presentable. You can consider:

  • Painting the room a light color to make it look larger.
  • Painting or staining the cabinets to achieve a more modern look.
  • Replacing mirrors, lights and hardware to coordinate with the rest of your home.
  • Investing in affordable new appliances, if necessary.

While you may have to front some of the costs initially in order to complete these home improvement projects before your house goes on the market, you will reap the rewards once your house sells. Most of these home improvement projects will increase the value of your home and you may be able to list it for a higher price than you would have if you had not completed the work in advance.

About the Author

THE CUOMO TEAM Kimberly Cuomo

The Cuomo Team - Over 22 years of experience and $200,000,000 in sales!

Residential and Commercial Real Estate Services -

I am a dedicated Realtor specializing in Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties. I pride myself on being honest and professional. It has been my goal and motto for the past 22 years to have all of my clients 100% satisfied with my services at all times- from the first time home buyer to the commercial property investor- and everything in between! In this ever-changing marketplace, it is imperative to have an experienced Realtor. It can make all the difference in the world in your transaction! I have been successful in accomplishing this based on a long list of satisfied clients! I would be honored to help you buy or sell your next property!

I have lived in the local area for over thirty years. After college, I worked as a paralegal for five years before deciding to go into the real estate profession in 1998. My husband, John, and I have resided in the Town of Jupiter for the past twenty eight years and consider it a great place to live and raise a family. We have two sons, 20 and 23.

One of my sons, Matthew Cuomo also works on our team, along with my daughter in law, Tasianna. John, a retired firefighter, works in the commercial division. My sister in law, Christine Georgeou Cuomo, also is part of our team, so that someone is always available to service any client, any time, 7 days a week! You can contact me directly anytime at 561-339-3002, and I will be happy to assist you with any of your real estate needs! I look forward to hearing from you!

Kim Cuomo