Houston Housing Tip Episode 1: Home Remodeling To Sell Your Home Faster

When we start considering whether or not we want to sell our home we also think about what we can do to help the process go more smoothly and to get the asking price that we hope for. It is always a good idea to spruce things up when preparing to sell the home. This is not a time to consider personal projects for your home remodeling. If you want to increase the value of your home and to make it as appealing as possible to potential home buyers, then you’ll want to focus in on the things that buyers look for most.


We all have heard the saying that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and yet we all do. When it comes to potential buyers looking at our house, the first impression will be the home’s curb appeal which comes from the outside of the home and its landscaping. Anyone who is looking to sell their home and wanting to do some home improvements that will help to that end should consider finding a landscaper by googling a “landscaping near me“.

The good news is that on average, homeowners find that they recover all of the cost that they put into landscaping improvements when they sell their home. One of the things that can be done to enhance the appeal of the yard is to add some color to it. The best way to do this is to have your greenery and add one bright color that accentuates the greenery. Using the one color and making the height of the plants vary will give a very appealing effect.

Exterior Enhancements

Just as with landscaping, improving and enhancing the exterior of the home can give a great first impression and make the house have magnificent curb appeal. These types of improvements often are not difficult or expensive and on average homeowners will find that these improvements not only help to sell their home faster but also increase its value enough to cover the cost of those improvements. Make sure to use color cards so that you match up colors correctly.

Using contrast is a great way to accentuate the attractiveness of your home. If the trim is done in white and the entrance door is a bright yellow against a medium to dark blue house it really draws attention and is appealing. These three colors are just one example of how using some contrast can create a very attractive look. Other improvements that can be made could include replacing wrought iron support for real wood that is painted to complement the rest of the house.

Kitchen And Bathroom Remodeling

Once the outdoor improvements have caught the eye of the buyer, then bringing them into a home that has a new unit of AC from a reputable air conditioning company, beautiful kitchen, and a bathroom that is appealing are a couple of the improvements inside that can increase the home’s value as well as to make it appealing to potential home buyers. Whether it’s in the bathroom or the kitchen it is highly recommended that you replace old flooring with fresh ceramic, tile, or stone. In the bathroom you should modernize the sink and the tub. In the kitchen the appliances should be updated. These types of home remodeling can greatly increase the value and saleability of your home.