REALIZE THE POTENTIAL IN A VALUE PRICED HOME – ADD CHARM & GET IT SOLD

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Realize the potential in a value priced home – add charm and get it sold. Making a few inexpensive changes can have a major impact on how your home looks, and how fast it will sell.

Realize the Potential in a Value Priced Home With Exterior Upgrades

A great listing agent can provide you with experienced advice to spruce up your home, and get it noticed. With an updated look outside, buyers will be excited to see the rest of your home. This does not have to cost a great deal of money. Some quick fixes to try are:

  • the power of paint
  • nice fencing, or maybe just an arch over the front walkway
  • new house numbers
  • a new mailbox
  • colorful flowers
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Before paint this home lacks curb appeal

 

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Transformed with fresh paint and a picket fence

With a little imagination, your value priced home can really impress buyers with great curb appeal!

Realize the Potential in a Value Priced Home with an Interior Update

If you are familiar with the HGTV shows Property Brothers and Buying and Selling, then you realize that ugly walls and furniture can be updated and arranged to bring new life into a value priced home.

Moving existing furniture to a different room, or painting and adding new drawer pulls to furniture, can work wonders to improve a home.  Great places to find items to give your home a fresh look are:

  • Home Centers
  • Antique Shops
  • Thrift Stores
  • Garage Sales

Check out online resources  for a design direction to follow. Often, you just need a picture to give you great ideas to maximize your space and realize hidden potential.

 

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Living Room shows the potential in a value priced home

If there isn’t much “wow factor” in a less expensive home, you may have to create it. Adding a pop of color with pillows and a rug, and rearranging furniture, can make a home more inviting and memorable. Add some personality to your home! A better presentation to the buying public can translate into more money for you when your home sells.

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Sunroom Idea – Value Priced Home

Don’t overlook the advice of your listing agent. Often, it is a good idea to delay the start of a listing on the Multiple Listing Service until your home has had some updates. That can easily be done in just a few days. An agent with design or staging experience may offer ideas that can make your home feel more spacious and updated. After price and location, these are the two factors most likely to sell a home.

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Value Priced Home Basement Idea

I hope you have enjoyed the examples of home transformations in this blog.  Since most people have trouble visualizing, a picture truly is “worth a thousand words”.  With a few well chosen updates, you can realize the potential in a value priced home!

Related articles you might enjoy:

Selling Your Home this Spring? Here’s How to Budget for It – Dave Ramsey blog

Staging on a Budget by Melissa Dittmann Tracey

About the author: Shannon Holmes is a recognized Sales and Marketing leader in the Birmingham, Alabama real estate industry. Shannon and her team work with buyers and sellers in Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Helena, and the neighborhoods of the Highway 280 Corridor. Find out more about the “Holmes Team” here. 

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Shannon Holmes

Shannon Holmes has been featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, as well as many other media platforms, for her real estate expertise. Shannon loves new technology, and is an expert at using that technology to have the most effective real estate marketing possible. Shannon services the Greater Birmingham Alabama areas of the Highway 280 Corridor, Mountain Brook, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Chelsea, Helena, Pelham, and Alabaster. Shannon can be reached at (205) 706-3975, or by email at shholmes@realtysouth.com.

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