Selling your home can be a daunting task. Between fixing up the yard, getting the inside ready for potential buyers, and making sure everything is in order, it can feel like there's a lot to do! One of the best ways to make your home more appealing to buyers is by freshening up some key areas in your home. It doesn’t have to be an expensive or  lengthy process but, a little bit of effort can go a long way when potential buyers are looking at your home. 


Here are a few key rooms to look at before you put your home on the market

The Kitchen

The first area to consider when looking to complete a few minor renovations is the kitchen. Not only is it one of the most commonly used rooms in the house, but it's also one of the first places that buyers will look when they visit your home. If your kitchen is outdated or in need of repairs, now is the time to fix it up!

There are a few easy ways that you can renovate this area while still sticking to a budget. One of the simplest and most affordable options is to paint the walls or cabinets a new colour. You can also replace old cabinet hardware or add new tile backsplashes. These small changes can make a big difference in the look and feel of the area. 

The Bathroom

Sticking to a budget while updating your bathroom doesn’t have to be difficult. Like the kitchen, the simplest and most affordable option is to paint the walls or cabinets a new colour. You can also replace old hardware, like showerheads, or think about updating lighting fixtures and mirrors. 

Another easy and affordable option is to add in some new towels and drapes. This can update the look and feel of the bathroom in a few easy steps. These additions can be very cost-effective and leave a lasting impression on potential buyers during their viewing.  

The Bedroom

A well-decorated and well-maintained bedroom can go a long way. 

Think about adding in pops of colour with throw pillows or nice decorations. Consider changing out your drapes for a fresh set or adding some new light fixtures into the room. Finally, as with any room, adding a fresh coat of paint is an easy way to add some life to your bedroom. 

Allow prospective buyers to imagine winding down their day in a bedroom that promotes calmness, tranquility, and relaxation. 

The Yard

The first thing potential buyers will see as they walk up to your home is the outside.  Make sure it is visually appealing. A well-maintained and well-decorated yard will immediately appeal to potential buyers. 

Mow your lawn, prune your bushes and powerwash your walkway and other outdoor features if applicable to ensure your home is looking as welcoming as possible. You can also consider planting some new flowers or shrubs to help enhance the look of your yard fairly easily. 

Ensure modern safety features 

Lastly, regardless of the room, don’t neglect safety features! It’s important to make sure that you’ve kept up with the latest safety precautions as these are some of the first things a home inspector will look for.  Think of things like fire alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, make sure you are up to date on your local area's rules around where these need to be located. 

Consult with a local real estate agent

Remember, you don’t have to do it all on your own. A local real estate agent will have a lot of insight into what does or doesn’t need updating.  Letting them do a quick walk-through of your home can save you a lot of time and money. 

Renovating your home before you sell it doesn’t have to be a large and lengthy process.  Focus on the areas that need a little extra TLC, take it room by room, and assess as you go. By renovating the most important spaces in your home, you can make a good impression on potential buyers and increase the chances of selling your home quickly and for a good price.

Selling in Comox Valley and surrounding areas?  The Bryce Hanson Real Estate Team have been helping both buyers and sellers sell their home and purchase their dream homes. We’ve got the knowledge you need to ensure you feel supported throughout the entire transaction.