While all buyers are looking for different things in a home, there are some common updates that they tend to all have on their wish list. In addition to increasing the value of your home, making the updates we have listed below, will also help attract buyers should you decide to sell your home. Dean Graziosi states that buyers who find a home with features they like are more likely to make an offer than other buyers. If you’re interested in finding out which types of updates appeal to all buyers, continue reading.
• Kitchen – This is typically the room that gets the most attention from potential buyers. If your kitchen features updated appliances, cabinetry, and countertops your home will definitely attract attention from buyers. If your appliances are outdated, you should definitely consider updating them before you list your home. Updated appliances are something that all buyers are interested in because it means they will have to spend less money later down the road. The cabinets in a kitchen tend to be the first thing that is noticed by anyone who visits your home. If your kitchen cabinets have seen better days, you may want to update them with a newer, more modern design. Countertops are the next area in your kitchen that will likely get noticed. If your existing countertops show signs of age and wear, you may want to upgrade them to a newer, more appealing design. The top choices for countertops tend to be granite and tile.
• Flooring – This is often one of the most overlooked updates by sellers, but the one that potential buyers tend to notice. If the flooring throughout your home hasn’t been updated for years, you may want to consider doing so now. Not only will installing new flooring increase the value of your home, it will also make it more appealing to buyers. The top choices in flooring tend to be wood, tile, and natural stone.
• Plumbing Fixtures – This is perhaps one of the easiest and cost-effective upgrades you can make to your home. If your current fixtures are more than ten years old, you should definitely consider replacing them. When replacing your fixtures you may want to opt for more modern, appealing choices such as, brass, antique copper, and brushed nickel. In the kitchen you may want to install a faucet that features a sink sprayer.
• Master Bedroom – If your master bedroom doesn’t feel special, it likely won’t appeal to
potential buyers. You can make your master bedroom more appealing by updating the lighting fixtures and freshening up the paint. You may also want to invest in new bed coverings as well,this will help make your bed to focal point of the room and catch the eye of buyers.