5 Interior Improvements to Make Before you Sell Your Hilton Head Island Home

Interior Fixes to Sell Your Hilton Head Island HomeEven small changes can make a big impact on the length of time your home will be on the market, as well as how much you will sell it for.  Spending a minimal amount of money to make necessary changes will position your home to sell faster than the competition.

Imagine yourself as the buyer…No matter what reason a buyer has to move to the Hilton Head Island area, chances are they want to take advantage of all our area has to offer. Instead of giving buyers a list of chores they’ll have to do once they move in, give them the chance to relax on the beach instead by making the home improvements before you list!

These interior fixes and suggestions will help you, the seller, get the most out of your money when making improvements to your home.

Lighting
Any space is more inviting when it has the appropriate lighting. Brighten up spaces like the kitchen with plug-in, under-cabinet lights. If the lighting in the bathroom is outdated, replacing it now will keep it off of a buyers to-do list. Sconces are a less expensive way of adding visual appeal and light to a room.

Appliances
The appliances in your kitchen should match, at least in color. Instead of buying a new stove because it’s black and the refrigerator and dishwasher are white, you can use high-heat spray paints made especially for appliances.  This is only recommended if the appliance is in good working order.

Cabinetry
Updating the cabinetry in your kitchen or bathroom doesn’t have to be an expensive overhaul. By simply painting the cabinetry and changing out the hardware, your kitchen or bathroom cabinetry can be completely transformed!

Flooring
One of the ways to make a major impact in a room is to change the flooring, especially if it is outdated vinyl or old carpet. A less expensive way of upgrading the flooring is to use a floating floor that you can install yourself instead of tile or stone. This will bring the floor to the current style, and you will save money by installing it yourself instead of hiring someone.

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
The colors you have chosen to live with may be outdated, dingy, or just too bright! Buyers will be able to better visualize themselves living in the space with a clean, neutral color pallet throughout the home. To find better prices for paint, start by checking the “sale” sections of home improvement stores. Paint that was mixed, then not purchased is usually sold for a reduced price. It may not have been the right color for someone else, but it could be perfect to prepare your home for sale!

Help make your Hilton Head Island home the one buyers want by making it as move-in ready as possible. Give those buyers the chance to experience the beach, golf, and our many other recreational activities without having to spend the time indoors completing home updates!

Do you have other suggestions to add to this list?

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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