Any home that is over five to ten years old likely needs some updating before being put on the market. Older homes tend to have the shiny brass while newer homes have brushed nickel among other things. If you fall into the brass category, even if you like brass, you need to change it so that buyers will see your home as fresh and updated.
10 Things You Need to Update Before Putting Your House on the Market
- Light Fixtures
- Ceiling Fans
- Door Hardware (handles, hinges)
- Drawer Pulls
- Cabinet Knobs
- House Numbers
- Door Kick Plate
- Door Knocker
- Switch Plate and Outlet Covers
I know what you are thinking, “How much is that going to cost me?” You can find some of these items much cheaper than you may imagine. The light fixture pictured with this post is listed as $9.98 on Home Depot’s website.
What you really need to ask yourself is, “How much is it going to cost me if I DO NOT update?” Most home buyers do not want to come in and do a lot of work, they want “move in ready” homes. So not buying a $10 light fixture may cost you $100 in sales price. It is all about perception and perspective folks.