Are you following Danielle & Ryan of @fowlergroup
on Instagram? They're a local husband/wife #Realtor
team, and they post lots of valuable and engaging content about real estate & small businesses here in the #Spokane
area. Next Tuesday Jan 22nd, they are hosting a FREE class for first-time home sellers, with coffee & treats at @laddercoffee
! 🙌🏼 They'll be covering the most common questions they get about home selling--everything from preparing your house to sell, to pricing it, to finding your next home concurrent with the sale.
Whether you're preparing to sell your house soon, or just planning for the future, it's always smart to make home improvements with future resale in mind by getting up-to-date advice from LOCAL realtors, who know first-hand what buyers in this market are looking for. So I asked Danielle if she would share a few tips here! If you're getting ready to sell your Spokane house, here are the top places to invest your time and money (part one):
1. Kitchens + Bathrooms. 🛁 It’s no secret these two rooms sell homes. If you have dollars to invest, these are where to do so. Choose finishes that are generic. You may like a particular style, but that does not mean the majority do. You can even show a Realtor what options you are considering to choose one that they see buyers gravitating towards.
2. Fresh Coat of Paint Inside or Outside. In particular, exterior paint will be one of the first items a buyer sees upon arrival. It makes a big impression right away - either bad or good. Also certain house colors attract buyers and help resale value. In 2018, black doors were on trend and increased the average value. 🖤 For interior, we suggest picking neutrals especially for any rooms that might have brighter colors - think kids rooms.
3. Curb Appeal. 🏡 The exterior of your home will be the first photo the buyer sees on the MLS. It will also be the first impression when they arrive. In addition to exterior paint, there are some less expensive improvements that will make a big impression. Updating house numbers, a freshly painted mailbox, a new exterior light fixture, added window boxes, and beautiful landscaping all add to the curb appeal.