The winter season is typically a slow one for home or property sales in the Chicagoland area. Our freezing temperatures and poor weather make for a difficult selling or buying season, which means homeowners need to wait until springtime to put their home on the market. If you are anxiously awaiting spring in order to sell your house, you don’t have to be idle during the winter months. In fact, this is a great time to work on projects that will increase the value of your home or make it easier to sell.
When you are working on a list of projects that will give you the biggest bang for your buck, don’t forget about the exterior of your home. Strong curb appeal can lure in buyers quickly, making selling your home even easier. Here are a few upgrades you can make this winter to ready your home for a springtime sale.
A New Front Door
You can give your entire home exterior a quick and significant upgrade by swapping out your old front door with a new one. Not only can a new door provide energy savings, but a new front door just looks great! If you have money in your budget, don’t stop at the front door. A new garage or back door can seriously impress buyers and even increase the value of your home.
If your windows are showing signs of wear and tear, now is the time to replace them, before you put your home on the market. New windows are a big investment, but buyers will love that you took care of this task and will increase their bid because of it. Don’t have the budget for a full window replacement? You can invest in a custom window to increase light in a certain room in your house, or you can choose to replace only a few (like the first floor).
If your siding is old, your curb appeal is going to be difficult to enhance. Invest your money in new siding, which will give your entire property a modern facelift and increase the value of your home in the process. When choosing your new siding, try to keep your choices neutral and make decisions that maintain the integrity of the architecture throughout your current neighborhood. Since you will be moving, you want to attract buyers of all tastes; neutral and classic is always an excellent choice.
For more than eight decades, the team at Rusco has been helping clients throughout the area make their home dreams come true. Give us a call to talk about your selling plans, and let’s develop a way to invest in projects that will improve your home’s exterior.