Condos provide everything we need. They have limited space, but are equipped with all the necessities a family should need. Also, their location is great too, as they are located near schools, offices, parks, and supermarkets. Furthermore, with them, you get additional recreational areas such as swimming pools, gyms and much more without having to walk far from home. Unfortunately, while we love our condos, sometimes, situations arise where we need to consider selling them. This is a normal situation to find yourself in. But, fear not! We got you covered. Before selling your condo, you need to make some improvements in order to increase its value and get the best possible price. Keep on reading to find out how you can increase the value of your condo.
Pack up the Clutter
You probably have all sorts of precious items on display in your condo. From family photos and memorabilia on the walls and shelves to kids’ toys scattered all over the place. However, these things make it harder to see the features of your condo. So, maybe it is time for some decluttering. Since you are relocating, all those items will be going with you anyway. Why not pack them immediately and store them until the actual moving day? You can rent some climate controlled storage unit and place all your stuff there. This will also save you a lot of time later when it comes to packing. So, once the clutter is out, it will be easier to see what you can do to make your condo look better and increase its value.
Clean Every Inch of the Condo
If you think your condo is clean and you are fine, you are wrong. There are places in your home where dirt, grime, and mold like to hide. Usually, they are in some hard-to-reach places, so you do not even pay attention to them. But, when buyers moving from a distant place attend open houses and peer into the cabinetry and behind the toilet, the dirt becomes apparent. Maybe the best way to deal with this task is to hire a cleaning service. It is costly, we know, but they will clean your entire condo including the areas you have not touched in years. However, if you want to save some money and do this task by yourself, be ready to spend a whole weekend doing it. Also, get yourself cleaning equipment. You will need:
- Dust mop
- Dust cloths and dusters
- Rags, towels and soft cloths
- Wet mop
- Spray bottles
- Squirt bottles
- All the chemicals you usually use
Refresh the Walls with New Paint
This is a big project, and you probably have to wait for the weather to improve in order to start. Also, it can be costly to repaint your entire condo but bear in mind that you are investing in it in order to increase its value. So, in the long run, you will have your money back. If you have some walls in your condo that have screaming colors, it might be a good idea to start with those. Repaint every room using neutral colors. White and light beige are always the best option. Potential buyers will be much happier when they walk in and see neutral looking walls that will match with their furniture.
Take a Good Look at the Floors
If you have hardwood flooring in your condo, make sure that it is thoroughly cleaned. Also, it needs to be freshly coated with a sealing agent. Something with a low gloss usually works well. Furthermore, there should not be any cracks in your floors since they will certainly decrease the value of your condo. Have a professional come and see what you can do to make your floors great again. If you do not have hardwood floors, but carpets, consider the condition they are in. If it is just dirty, there are many chemicals you can buy to clean it. However, if the carpet is beginning to show signs of wear or it has some stains that cannot be cleaned, you should replace it. A fresh carpet will definitely increase the value of your condo. Consider this as an investment.
Go Light and Green
If you have dark and heavy window treatments, you might want to get rid of them. Nowadays, everybody enjoys natural light. More natural light creates the illusion of more space. So, sell, pack or throw away all the dark shades and invest in something more natural-looking which enables the light to come inside the condo. This will certainly add value to your condo and increase its price. Also, many people are now environmentally friendly, so it would be a good idea to change your lights to LED ones, use energy-efficient appliances, and have a low-flow shower head to save on water. These are just some of the things you can do to make your condo environmentally friendly and increase its value. So, do not try to cut corners, but invest in it. After selling it, you will earn more money, so you can also consider buying a penthouse if you wish.
Organize Your Furniture
Buyers like homes which are move-in ready. So, it would be a good idea to either add furniture or replace it. If you are planning to take some of your furniture with you, we can help you with that, too. Just call Bluebell Relocation Services, and we will relocate it all for you. However, if everything is staying in your current condo, consider upgrading it a bit. This does not necessarily mean that you should buy new furniture. Just try to upgrade the one you already have. Wooden and plastic pieces should be repainted. Sofa pillows should be washed. Also, make sure that everything matches and goes well together.