Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that the housing market has gone crazy recently. Low mortgage rates paired with a shortage of properties along with raising home prices has created a cocktail of complications for home buying and selling. All of this might have you wondering if now is the right time to sell your home. And if it is, what exactly should you do in order to prepare your home for sale in this market? Let’s take a look.

Prepare to sell your home during the Covid-19 pandemic

Demand doesn’t mean get lazy. It might be tempting to take advantage of the crazy demand and take the “easy” way out. But don’t let the available property shortage trick you into overlooking some key steps you should take to prepare your home for sale. Pandemic or not, there are certainly things you can do to improve your selling experience all around.

There are three improvement projects that will always improve the value of your property. The market is booming with houses going for well above asking. So just think how much a small investment can return in this market.

Remodel the kitchen

No matter which way you slice it, improvements to a kitchen pay off. Kitchens sell houses. It’s important to keep the project within a certain price point considering the overall value of your home. But a knowledgeable general contractor will be able to help advise you on the right moves to make.

Boost the bathrooms

Like kitchens, bathrooms are another space to which potential buyers pay a lot of attention. Sometimes it’s conscious, but many times it’s unconscious. Some buyers may know exactly what they want to see when it comes to their bathrooms. But what tends to happen is that an outdated or poorly designed bathroom can leave a buyer feeling “meh” about a property. Don’t let that happen to you. Invest a little in the space and see a major return.

Add a garage

When we say “add a garage,” we mean that exactly. We mean a place to park your vehicles and store your stuff. While garage conversions can be cool and add some extra square footage, garage conversions can sometimes hurt house sales. But adding a garage is always a wise investment when it comes to adding value.

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