The COVID-19 outbreak has made selling a home more challenging than it was just a few months ago. Buyers are gun-shy and are looking for new priorities in home design. If you’re ready to sell and hoping to sell fast during Coronavirus slowdowns, there are a few upgrade that are now more valuable than ever. Let’s look into the top 5 home renovations for selling during the outbreak:
1) Replace Carpet with Easy-to-Clean Tile
Homes that are easy to clean are in high demand right now. Replacing old carpet with tile or laminate wood will make the home far more appealing to families aware of the new world cleanliness standards.
2) Install an Air Purifier in the HVAC System
COVID-19 can hang in the air, but it’s less likely to survive with good HVAC circulation and an in-line air purifier. If you’re already repairing or replacing the HVAC system, adding an air purifier is a great upgrade that buyers will love.
3) Build a Security Gate for the Front Porch
Currently, social distancing and answering the front door are contradictory, but you can fix that. A security gate set a few feet out from the front door will ensure that the home is quarantine-safe, while still being able to answer the door for deliveries and services.
4) Secure the Backyard Fenceline & Gate
For families with pets or small children, the backyard fenceline matters a great deal. Make improvements to the fence by reinforcing the under-line (to prevent digging escapes) and ensure the gate is sturdy, well-hung, and can latch securely.
5) Upgrade the Internet Connectivity
Last but not least, consider an improved internet service installation like high-speed cable or fiber. With everyone working and seeking entertainment at home, a house with great internet signal is worth its weight in gold to new buyers.
What makes a home most appealing to buyers changes from season to season. This season, you’re more likely to sell a home quickly with features that make the house more appealing for families sheltering in place during the COVID-19 outbreak.