Is your home move in ready? Most home buyers want move in ready with all the bells and whistles in place when they purchase a home, especially Millennials on a tight budget. The majority of them are up to their eyeballs in student loan debt and will be using any savings they have for a down payment to purchase their new home. They probably won’t have the funds necessary to update kitchens and baths, which by the way, are the most expensive rooms to remodel. Focusing your time, attention, and money in these areas before you put it on the the market will have the biggest impact with buyers. After all, kitchens and bathrooms sell houses, but you don’t have to gut them and start over! Easy fixes like counter tops, appliances, or maybe a fresh coat of paint on vanities and outdated kitchen cabinetry will be sufficient. It just needs to look fresh, clean and as modern as possible.
Appliance outlets are a great place to start. Often times you can buy an entire kitchen package for much less than buying individual appliances elsewhere. Don’t forget, it doesn’t have to be brand new to look new either. Just make sure that you look for any obvious defects or blemishes. You can also check with counter top fabricators to see if they any have excess inventory they are willing to sell at a discounted price. Be smart with your money! You’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish with limited funds, if you are willing to put in a little elbow grease.