If you are thinking about selling your home anytime soon, it’s worth considering the last few tweaks you can make to get the highest offer you can get. It’s no secret that the real estate market is pretty hot in Northern Colorado, so most homes are going to sell anyway. What most of us want to do though is maximize that offer so we get our asking price or can even have a bidding war.
As it turns out, there are some improvements you can make to your home that are both inexpensive and can make a huge difference in the appeal of your home to potential buyers. Without question, the two areas to focus on are the master bathroom and the kitchen. This post will focus on the bathroom.
A typical bathroom remodel will yield a 66% return on investment. If you have the money, (an average bathroom remodel costs around $18,000) it can be a great way to set your house apart. However, there are some ways to upgrade your bathroom without breaking the bank or waiting out the 3 month process of a big remodel.
Many times, you just need to give your bathroom a face-lift to set it apart from all the other bathrooms your house is competing with on the market. Some of the most important things to consider are: A new toilet, cleaning your tile grout, good lighting, a modern and clean mirror, and upgrading your shower doors. If you are looking to make your average bathroom amazing without breaking the bank, take advantage of these power tips for home sellers.
Power Tip #1. Thoroughly Clean Your Grout
Yes it sounds simple but just trust us. If you already have a bathroom that looks decent but is missing that wow factor, clean your grout lines until they are spotless. This one thing can make a very average bathroom seem perfect.
Tip #2. Modernize Your Shower Doors
Frosted glass sliding doors or shower curtains don’t do anything for the appeal of your bathroom. Yes, it will cost some money to upgrade to something more modern but he price will be worth it and it is a fraction of the cost of a full remodel. You want your potential buyer to feel like they are walking into a luxury hotel bathroom when they enter your master bath.
Nothing sets a bathroom apart like a shower that makes a statement and sometimes it’s a simple change like upgrading from an old frosted glass sliding door to a more modern heavy glass look that makes all the difference. Check out the change these bathrooms made with these simple and inexpensive upgrades!
Tip #3 Upgrade Your Bathroom Mirror
If your mirror has scratches, smudges, and otherwise basically looks like it is from the 80’s it’s not going to help anything. This is an inexpensive option that can pay big dividends in the price you are offered for you home.
It’s pretty easy to see the difference in the above bathroom with only one simple change.
It’s important to remember, most of us aren’t competing for “bathroom of the year.” Making these three small upgrades can make all the difference in going from being average, to being that one that stands out as the cleanest and most modern of your buyer’s short list.
Making sure your master bathroom stands out among the other homes in your area can make all the difference in getting your price or having to settle for less.