Sometimes homes sell quicker than others. They may only be on the market for a few days before the owners accept an offer, and before you know it, the house is off the market as quickly as it came on. When it comes time to sell your house, if you want to do it quickly, you can’t rely on luck. In fact, you may need to put some work into the house before it is even listed. The room that matters most when getting your house ready to sell is the kitchen. With an updated kitchen, you can expect to sell your house faster and for top dollar.
Why You Should Sell Your House Quickly
The longer a house stays on the market, the harder it is to sell. What you want is a few offers within the first two weeks of your house being on the market. Not only is this convenient for the seller and buyer, it means you get your money quicker. However, if you house is still on the market after a few weeks and hasn’t received any offers, prospective buyers will wonder what is wrong with the house. They may not even bother viewing the listing, even if you have an open house. To avoid this, focus on your kitchen.
Buyers Want a Modern Kitchen
Outdated kitchens do not sell. What buyers want is a modern, clean, updated kitchen. Most buyers want a house that doesn’t need updating, especially when it comes to the kitchen. Adding a splash of paint here and there is what most buyers expect to do themselves, but for many, renovating a kitchen is at the bottom of the buyer’s list. This is why you need to do it for them before you even list your home.
For many buyers, it is the state of the kitchen that will make or break the deal. They want big, modern kitchens with granite or slate countertops and brand new appliances. If your kitchen was designed anytime before 2010, chances are you may need to update it with what buyers expect. On the other hand, if you are unable to update the kitchen and need to leave this up to the buyers, chances are you will need to lower the purchase price of the house to make up for the outdated kitchen. Remember, a kitchen update can be both expensive and time consuming, something that prospective buyers may not want to invest in. With that said, do your best to update your kitchen to get your house sold quickly and at the best price possible.
How Big Should a Modern Kitchen Be?
If you have a small kitchen, you may be thinking you need to gut the entire thing and start all over, but this is probably not the case. Also, you may be seeing really big dollar signs for a kitchen remodel. Again, this probably isn’t the case. You don’t have to spend an enormous amount of money to make your kitchen seller ready. It is true that buyers want an updated kitchen but they are not expecting something out of a Martha Stewart magazine. What they want is an updated look and feel that can easily be achieved with attention to current styles of countertops, cabinets, appliances, flooring and the size of the kitchen.
If you’re kitchen is really small, work with a contractor to add the right updates while increasing the size of your kitchen. To learn more about updating your kitchen and making it bigger, contact European Wholesale Countertops at 800-480-0565 today. Our friendly team of experts will help you tackle the biggest issues facing your kitchen and bring it to a place where buyers will be wowed by the renovation and put in offers at the sale price you want.