The kitchen and master bathroom are majorly important to buyers, so making them a priority as you get your home in market-ready shape is too.
Home sellers want to know what buyers are most drawn to in a home and, as such, are often curious about the specific rooms to make a priority when getting their property ready for the market.
There are two rooms, in particular, that buyers will put a premium on as they look for their new home—the first of which is the kitchen. That may not come as much of a surprise to you, but the kitchen tends to be a center of activity within the home; time with family is spent in this part of the home, and it’s a primary spot for entertaining guests. It makes sense, then, that buyers want the kitchen to be in top condition and move-in ready.
If you’re planning to sell in a few years or sooner, concentrate your efforts on replacing the countertops and mismatching appliances. Getting a set of matching, mid-grade appliances can go a long way—especially since mismatching appliances tends to not go over well with a lot of buyers.
“Getting a set of matching, mid-grade
appliances can go a long way.”
The second room that buyers will take a careful look at is the master bathroom, so if yours is looking passé, consider doing some updates. If you’re planning to move soon, upgrading the room in its entirety is probably not a wise investment; give more attention to replacing items like flooring and countertops and less attention to replacing fixtures.
The garden tub is one bathing fixture that seems to be on its way out in terms of buyer popularity. As a bonus tip, homeowners who plan on staying long-term and who have one of these tubs could replace it with a tiled walk-in shower and really see that investment pay off when it comes time to sell later.
If you have any questions about how to best improve your home or if you need recommendations for some great contractors to assist you with that, please reach out to us. We’re always here to help!