Ready to Sell? 6 Home Improvements To Make Before Selling Your Home

Are you ready to sell your home? Did you know that nearly a quarter of all people who make home improvements sell their property at above the listed price? Consequently, you may want to consider making the six following updates before putting your house on the market.

1.) Repaint or purchase a new garage door

Garage doors are more than just functional. They take up nearly half of your home’s facade. Therefore, if your garage door is dingy or poorly maintained, it could deter potential buyers. You can improve the curb appeal of your home by giving your garage door a fresh coat of paint or adding decorative hardware for a unique flair.

If your garage door is beyond repair, purchasing a new one is a worthwhile investment. In fact, replacing your garage door is one of the best ways to add value to your property. No matter how old your home is, a new garage door can make it appear more modern.

Whether your house has a contemporary, Victorian, colonial, Tudor or farmhouse style, Creative Door Services™ has a garage door to complement it. Our team can help you choose the right product and customize it to stand out and attract buyers.

2.) Spruce up your front door

The front of your home is the first thing buyers will see. Therefore, if you want to make a good impression, your front door should be eye-catching. If you want an affordable solution, simply repaint your door for a fresh look. For a complete makeover, you may want to consider replacing your front door with a solid wood craftsman door, a modern glass door, or a classic steel door. Make sure you pair your new door with stylish hardware to complete the look.

3.) Install outdoor lighting

Installing outdoor lighting can instantly boost your home’s charm by accentuating its positive features. For example, installing modern lights on either side of your garage door or adding path lighting along your walkway are quick and easy upgrades that can instantly make your home look polished.

4.) Refresh your front yard

The state of your front yard can influence what buyers think about your home. A patchy or overgrown yard, for example, can be a major turn-off. Therefore, it’s a good idea to take the time to update your landscaping by clearing weeds, edging your sidewalk and driveway, and trimming back trees and bushes. However, don’t go overboard and add large flower beds or ornamental topiaries. These landscaping features require a lot of work and could turn off potential buyers.

5.) Install a home security system

A home security system is a desirable feature that can help you market your home. Security cameras will act as a visual deterrent for potential burglars and vandals. In addition, if a crime does occur, the security camera will record the incident so that the police can use the footage to help find the culprit. Consequently, potential buyers can be confident their new home will be safe and sound.

6.) Upgrade your home access solutions

Before putting your home on the market, consider installing a modern access system. This could prove to be a huge selling point for homebuyers. At Creative Door Services™, we proudly carry Aladdin Connect® garage door openers by Genie®. These door openers easily link to your smartphone via Wi-Fi so you can monitor and operate your garage door from anywhere in the world. Plus, you can schedule time-based protocols, set up virtual keys for friends, create rules that ensure your garage door will automatically close if it’s left open, and more.

In addition, you may want to install automatic driveway gates. These have classic curb appeal and can significantly increase the value of your home. Therefore, if you currently have a manual gate, retrofitting it with an automated opener could help you entice homebuyers who want secure access to their property. Fortunately, we carry industry-leading brands you can trust, like FAAC, and LiftMaster.

Garage Door Experts in Western Canada

At Creative Door ServicesTM, we offer a range of quality residential gates and garage doors from top-tier brands. We also carry garage door, gate, and home access solutions with advanced features to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. If you need help bringing your home into the 21st century, we have what you need.

To learn more about our products and services, or to get a free quote, contact us today. We have eight locations from which were happy to serve you. You can find us in Kelowna, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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