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If you are planning on putting your home up for sale any time soon, you need to make sure that your home makes the best possible first impression and stands out from competing properties for sale in the local area. For your home to stand out and sell quickly at the highest possible price, you need to make some upgrades to make it ready for listing. The good news is that you don’t have to make costly upgrades for your home to look more appealing. If you have no idea where to start, here are the five best cosmetic upgrades that you can do to sell your house in record time.

1) Add a fresh coat of paint

Adding a fresh coat of paint gives your home a bright new look, and it appears well maintained. Most homebuyers prefer neutral paints as it enables them to visualize themselves living in your home without any unnecessary distractions. Go for the most popular colors like beige, classic white, or light gray when selecting the best neutral colors.

2) Add crown molding

A crown molding can go a long way in creating elegance in your house. It plays a significant role in building a lasting first impression to prospective homebuyers as they step into your home. It defines quality in a home and boosts a polished and well-established outlook.

3) Installing new hardware

If your house has outdated cabinets, drawers, and any other types of hardware, you can consider upgrading them to the latest designs. Homebuyers pay more attention to the condition of your home kitchen cabinets and bathrooms. Luckily, you can have these upgrades done at affordable rates.

4) Do away with carpet

If you have carpets on the floor in different rooms, consider upgrading them to hardwood or tile flooring. If you already have tile or wood flooring, make sure it is well cleaned, and if necessary, apply a clear finish to give them a new life.

5) Upgrade your ceiling fans and lighting fixtures

If your house uses outdated ceiling and lighting fixtures in areas with high traffic, the best way to improve buyers’ appeal is by upgrading them to the latest models. Proper home heating/cooling systems and lighting fixtures play a significant role in helping your home stand out. Brighter homes also appear spacious and charming.


The above cosmetic upgrades don’t cost an arm and a leg, and they can be done at pocket-friendly rates. If you can upgrade your home in these essential areas, you will transform your home and increase buyers’ appeal. When homebuyers are attracted to your home, you are guaranteed the best offers and a faster home closing deal.

If you want to sell your home quickly, you should make sure that it is in good condition. This means that you should repair any damage, clean it thoroughly, and make necessary repairs. You should also make sure that it is appropriately staged to look its best.

If you are considering selling your home any time soon, I would love to have the opportunity to sit down and talk with you, so I can explain the LISTED Realty way of selling homes and how we can help you save thousands of dollars in fees. Call me, Heather, at (239) 851-4041 today.

Originally from Cornwall NY, Heather grew up cleaning her parents rental apartments and learning about real estate at a young age. She found her way to SWFL in her 20's and bought her first rental property at 25. After meeting with agents to list a property for sale, she began analyzing the commission scale for listing agents and didn't agree with the model. The journey began in 2014, in between working for a large real estate investment education company, working as a real estate agent for a large local brokerage, and managing her own investments in SWFL, she began to develop the Listed Realty secret sauce- professional full service and a flat listing fee.

Industry passion fueled by a strong work ethic and an itch to always do the right thing makes for a successful broker you want on your side!

Heather Termini
(239) 851-4041

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