5 Ways to Make Your Property Stand Out From the Competition

When it comes to real estate, time is money. A vacant house requires monthly utility bills, lawn care, mortgage payments and insurance. Whether you are selling your home or an investment property you will want to sell it as soon as possible. The way to do this is by setting your property apart from the rest of the competition. Buyers fall in love with the special features in a home that make it stand out from other homes on the market.

Here are a few things you can do to add personality to your investment property and get it sold!

1) Add charm/ personality to the exterior of your home.

Set your house apart by getting buyers' attention from the second they drive by or pull up. A fresh coat of paint, new flowers on the front porch or even new exterior lighting can make buyers feel welcome.

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If you are needing help adding personality to your exterior, check out our curb appeal makeover service here.

2) Trade out boring, builder lighting

One of the easiest ways to customize your house is with lighting! Swap out those old, builder-grade lights for something that will catch your buyer's eye. You don't have to spend a ton to make a huge impact! Even the simplest of changes can add a lot of value to your property. Keep in mind the appropriate scale. You don't want tiny lights over a huge island! Keep the theme and feel of the home in mind. If it's a traditional home, don't install more contemporary lights. Here are a few of our current favorites (click for links and pricing). If you can't make up your mind, we can help.

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3) Add architectural interest.

Add architectural enhancements to make your home stand out. Opt for taller baseboards over the standard size. Add molding around windows, create a custom sliding barn door or mantelpiece. These are the things that will catch a potential buyer's attention. It will show that your property is unique.

4) Add interesting tile in an area.

Redoing a lot of tiles can become costly with labor expenses and materials. Think of areas where a little bit goes a long way (a fireplace, a bathroom floor, a new backsplash or even laundry room floor or wall). A small amount of material in the right place can make a big change.

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5) UPDATE HARD FINISHES.

Trading out old cabinet or door hardware can bring an instant facelift without a lot of effort. Also consider updating tired faucets for something with a little more interest. Kitchens and bathrooms are used daily.  Adding details to these spaces can enhance your property.

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Remember, time is money.  Use your funds wisely to make your property stand out from the rest.  Investing a little can yield a big and quick return!

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