If you invested in home improvement stores at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, chances are you have made a lot of money on your investment. In fact, Lowe’s just announced record earnings for the second fiscal quarter. In real estate, you need to keep up with the trends to be the most attractive home for sale, so here’s a few things you can do if you are getting ready to list your home.
- Fix anything that is broken. This may seem like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised how often people have to negotiate repairs or give buyers a discount or pay their closing costs due to something broken. Many of us have been spending more time at home during the pandemic and now have time (that we would have spent on a commute) to make our homes really work for us. This has an added benefit of making our homes better while we live there as well as making them more attractive to a potential buyer.
- Revamp dated styles. Many of us don’t mind retro style, but when it makes your home look less attractive than the neighbors, it’s time to update. This can be getting rid of dated counters, updating window treatments, getting new flooring or any other dated style.
- Tackle larger renovation projects. Once you have all of the other jobs done, it’s time to think about how to make your home function better for you. This can mean creating the perfect spa-like bathroom, opening up a closed kitchen, or creating an addition to get a much needed home office. For big projects, it’s best to consult the professionals as they can guide you through permitting, have the right equipment to do the job right, and have the know how to help you do the best possible project.
If you would like to talk more about the best improvements you can make to your home, call us at 803-831-8588. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.