5 Home Improvements to Sell Your Cherokee County Home

updated front door and entry with neutral wallsJanuary is the start of a new year and a perfect opportunity for change, which is why people often join a gym, look for a new job, or decide to move around this time of year. While spring is usually regarded as the peak home selling season, it’s best not to dawdle. If you would like to sell your home and buy a new house in Cherokee, Fulton, or Cobb County, start getting ready now!

In order to get your home ready to sell, it may need some updates or remodeling. Just keep in mind that whether you list your home for sale immediately or are just remodeling with an eye toward the future, it’s important to keep in mind the home improvements that will have the most impact on selling your home. Read on to find out how best to spend your home improvement dollars, and be sure to contact The Premier Group to work with our friendly, experienced real estate agents.

5 home improvements to appeal to buyers

In northern Atlanta suburbs like Woodstock, Alpharetta, Roswell, and Marietta, home buyers are looking for family-friendly homes that embody both traditional Southern hospitality and more contemporary, practical features that make sense for today’s family on the go. Your remodeling and home improvement efforts will be best directed towards features like:

  • Update the entry– The entry to your home is the first impression, so make it count! Adding a porch can be a smart upgrade, but this can also be as simple as painting the front door and replacing dated entry hardware and lighting.
  • Ditch the days of disco– If your home has features that scream 70’s or 80’s, like popcorn ceilings or diagonal siding, updating them should be one of your top priorities. Have a local contractor handle your popcorn ceiling removal, and replace diagonal siding with more classic horizontal siding.
  • Maximize light– People generally feel best in rooms with generous natural light. If your home seems too dark, consider adding windows with the help of an architect. If that’s not in the budget, changing your window treatments to let more light in can also help.
  • Improve the kitchen and baths- Kitchens and bathrooms make a big impact on buyers, but you don’t have to completely remodel to give them a fresh new look. Consider having the cabinets painted and replacing the hardware and plumbing fixtures for a more current look.
  • Go classic when making upgrades– Replacing carpet with hardwood flooring can be a great way to increase the appeal of your home, but make sure any finishes you choose are classic rather than trendy. For instance, a warm midtone wood can work with both traditional and contemporary styles, while a stark ebony finished wood or stained concrete treatment won’t appeal to as many buyers.

Don’t wait to call a real estate agent; if you are even considering selling your home, give us a call today! Our Woodstock real estate team will help you sell your home for a great price and make the process a breeze.

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