If you’re looking to sell your Los Gatos home, the right upgrades can significantly increase buyers' willingness to pay for a home without much extra cost for the seller. That's why The Pulpan Brothers Group has put together this list of desirable upgrades for people looking at homes for sale in Los Gatos.
Make a good first impression
When selecting a front door for a home, choose something that complements the property and neighborhood. But don't be afraid to take risks — express the home’s personality with an unexpected color or design. A daring option will add character to this key focal point.
Increase curb appeal
To elevate the home's appeal, painting it with a hue that blends seamlessly with the rest of the neighborhood or replacing the siding entirely are projects that will pay off. To create a warm and inviting atmosphere, opt for neutrals or darker hues, or go for something more natural to reflect the personality of San Mateo, like an earthy tone.
Take care of minor exterior upgrades
To make a home look modern and up-to-date, replace existing features such as the mailbox, address numbers, and exterior lights with contemporary designs to boost its appeal. When updating home decor, ensure that whatever is chosen aligns with the overall style. However, by adding a few modern touches to a house, potential buyers can get an idea of what it could become. Select fresh lines and colors that are versatile enough for most paint shades or styles.
Paint the interior
When selecting the interior paint color, select a warm and neutral hue that complements the home. If an expert realtor like EJ Pulpan and Josh Pulpan have arranged for a home to be staged, discuss painting a color that will go well with professional staging. This will ensure cohesion in both design and palette throughout the home. Neutral shades like white, gray, greige, beige, or light tan are foolproof choices — they provide an inviting blank canvas while making smaller spaces appear larger.
It pays to be ahead of the curve and spruce up outdated appliances. Potential buyers may factor their own replacements into their offer price, so why not beat them to it? Specifically consider updating the stove, microwave, or hood, as well as the dishwasher.
Spruce up cabinetry
As refinishing work is done, coordinate the color and style of cabinet pulls, handles, and knobs with any other changes for a finished look.
Update the bathroom cabinetry to match the kitchen with a few simple updates. Refresh doors, drawers, and veneers; then swap out knobs and handles for an upgrade. Stick to the same color palette between both rooms so the house comes together as one cohesive space. If time is limited for refinishing cabinets and sellers are working with a small vanity anyways, it may be worth considering more cost-effective replacements instead of restoration efforts.
Bathrooms allow sellers to add modern decor that larger rooms don't provide. Keep it clean and neutral while seeking up-to-date trends that fit the house's overall style — but remember not to go too over-the-top.
Sell Your Los Gatos Home
If you're selling a home in the Los Gatos area, contact EJ and Josh Pulpan at The Pulpan Brothers Group today to learn how to make the most of your sale.
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