JANIE Schriewer | Washington Real Estate, Union Real Estate, Pacific Real Estate


It’s a competitive market for home sellers right now. That means it’s more important than ever to make your house stand out from the competition and draw visitors to your listings and open house, as well as attracting interested buyers with excellent curb appeal.

All of these preparations take time and planning. However, if done correctly, you’ll not only bring more potential buyers to visit your home, but you’ll also be able to increase your asking price based on a few key aesthetic upgrades.

In this post, I’m going to fill you in on some of the most time and cost-effective ways to prepare your house for sale to bring the most number of potential buyers.

Make a revitalization budget

Before you start spending on your home upgrades, take the time to make a budget for the things that are the most important to making your home look and feel great. This budget will help you keep your spending in check and get the most out of your sale preparations.

Start working on curb appeal

Without spending much money, many homeowners can drastically increase the curb appeal of their home. Pressure washing the siding and sealing and sweeping the driveway is a great start.

Before taking photos or receiving visitors, trim and edge the lawn and lay down some fresh mulch. You don’t need to spend hundreds on flowers to make a substantial difference on curb appeal.

To make your home stand out and look up-to-date, apply a fresh coat of paint to your front door. Choose a color that complements your home, but one that also “pops” and grabs your attention.

Declutter and organize

Preparing your home for sale also happens to be a great time to start packing away some personal belongings. Family photos and other items that are unique to your family are best left out of your photos and distract viewers from being able to picture themselves in your home.

Since our homes are built to live in, many of us keep our things in convenient places rather than tucking them away. Now is a good time to try and find ways to integrate some minimalism in your home so that visitors don’t feel crowded by clutter.

Spend money on the right items

Some home upgrades just aren’t worth the time and money they’ll take to perform before selling. So, it’s best to prioritize the things that will have the most impact on visitors and viewers of your real estate photos.

A new welcome mat and cabinet handles are a great example of inexpensive upgrades that can make a home feel new again.

Take a look around your home and find the accessories that look dated or worn and see what you can accomplish on your budget.



This listing recently sold for $103,000.

1341 Parkway Drive, St Clair, MO 63077  

Residential
$109,000
Price
$103,000
Sale Price
7
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Here's your chance to own this move-in ready home! Updated in the last few years, this home has room for the whole family. With over 1700 sq feet the main level offers a huge eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar that is open to the living room. There is also a mud room (currently being used as a guest/office area) and very large main floor laundry. A full bathroom and a bedroom are also on the main floor. Upstairs you'll find two bedrooms and a second full bath. Newer windows and siding, new gravel driveway, landscaping, and shutters are just a few of the updates that this home offers. You'll also have a large, level yard with mature trees. Make your appointment to see this on today!



This listing recently sold for $50,000.

1355 Southwinds, Washington, MO 63090  

Residential
$65,000
Price
$50,000
Sale Price
8
Total Rooms
2
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Charming Condo to call your own! Simple and efficient home deceives from the road but boasts a finished lower level with bathroom. Open Living floorplan uses the breakfast area to pull together the kitchen and living space. One Master bedroom and a formal dining and a full bath. In the lower level, you'll find a long recreational / familyl area with 1 office 1 sleeping room or den. Laundry Room next to another full bath in the lower level. Outdoor patio space is very inviting and to think you can get your piece of land for less than monthly rent! Call today! Being Sold As IS.


Many Recent Updates make this home move in ready. The kitchen was totally renovated to very inviting with Stainless appliances (stove, dishwasher, microwave, & wine cooler), soft close cabinets, hands-free faucet, granite counter tops, ceramic tile floor, and tile backsplash. Large great room with butterfly vault and beaming wood floors, formal dining room, breakfast area with door that leads to beautiful patio, fenced yard for lots of privacy. Just a few steps off great room is the family room with wood burning or gas fireplace, new wood floor, half bath and doors to large side entrance 2 car garage and to the unfinished basement that has mechanicals of the home (new Bosch furnace) and plenty of storage. The upper level features large Master Suite with Luxury bath (tub, large shower, and double vanity), 2 additional spare bedrooms, and a updated hall bath. This home is must see to appreciate all the work and updates!

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2 Brookshire Lane, Washington, MO 63090  

Residential
$295,000
Price
8
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Many Recent Updates make this home move in ready. The kitchen was totally renovated to very inviting with Stainless appliances (stove, dishwasher, microwave, & wine cooler), soft close cabinets, hands-free faucet, granite counter tops, ceramic tile floor, and tile backsplash. Large great room with butterfly vault and beaming wood floors, formal dining room, breakfast area with door that leads to beautiful patio, fenced yard for lots of privacy. Just a few steps off great room is the family room with wood burning or gas fireplace, new wood floor, half bath and doors to large side entrance 2 car garage and to the unfinished basement that has mechanicals of the home (new Bosch furnace) and plenty of storage. The upper level features large Master Suite with Luxury bath (tub, large shower, and double vanity), 2 additional spare bedrooms, and a updated hall bath. This home is must see to appreciate all the work and updates!




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