Getting ready to sell or rent out a house is stressful. There’s so much to do, so much that needs to be prepared and never enough time. It’s always down to the wire, you need to get the place listed while the market is hot and make sure it doesn’t stay on too long. If you’re short on time or funds, here’s the bare minimum of what you need to do to get your place ready.
Carpet is maybe one of the first and fastest things to replace, if you’re looking to sell a house. Fresh, clean wall to wall carpeting can make a whole place look better, cleaner and brighter at minimal expense to you. If you have a little more time and money, look at affordable wood flooring San Diego CA or your area.
A fresh coat of paint, like fresh carpets and flooring, can also make a place look a million times better. It’s almost subconscious to a certain degree. You probably haven’t even noticed that your house needs a fresh coat of paint, but potential buyers and renters will. This is perhaps even more important for rental properties because renters look at small dings and scratches knowing that an unscrupulous landlord will try to take it out of their security deposit.
As a finishing touch, freshening up the entryway can work wonders. A first impression is often a lasting one, so a new door, a refreshed entryway and a few decorative pieces can make a world of difference. Remember, the place where potential buyers and renters enter is the first thing they see when they arrive, but it’s also the last thing they see as they leave.
Obviously there are countless other things you can and should do, if possible. However, if you’re strapped for cash and overwhelmed, start with the carpet, the walls and the entry.