In a competitive real estate market like the one we have recently started seeing in Indianapolis, you want your home to shine so you can increase its value and make a quick sale. From fixing leaks to refinishing hardwood floors, there are some simple home improvements that you can address to appeal to a greater number of buyers.

Ask an expert. Talk to your realtor or local home improvement expert and see what they recommend you prioritize. Markets vary regionally so what might seem important in one city may not hold true for another.

Address urgent repairs. Faulty wiring, pest infestations, leaky pipes, a leaky roof, those all need to be prioritized since they can really impact the offers you receive.

First impressions count. Your home’s curb appeal matters since it will make a lasting impression on potential buyers. Grooming your lawn and flowerbeds, tidying up the yard and washing the driveway, walkway, and exterior entryway are a quick and inexpensive way to improve curb appeal.

Cosmetic improvements matter. You’ve heard it time and time again: the most important upgrades to address for resale are the kitchen, bath, and flooring. It wouldn’t be cost-effective to install new wood flooring throughout the house, but wood floor repair or hardwood floor refinishing certainly would be.

Neutralize! Deep cleaning, decluttering, giving the home a fresh coat of paint, and staging it make the space seem larger and let your recent kitchen or flooring upgrades shine through.

Don’t go into debt! Finally, it is not recommended that you go into debt to remodel for resale. You want to be sure any money you invest will be recouped in the sale of the house. Look for discounts and specials that can help make your projects more affordable.

A clean, organized, and upgraded home shows prospective buyers that your property has been well-maintained and cared for, with minimal work to do when they move in. For a free consultation regarding hardwood floor refinishing, repairs, or installation, contact the professionals at Floor Craft Sanding at 317-759-2575. We will be happy to help you with your next project.

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