Month: September 2023

How to Get a Grey Split Level House to Draw More Attention

When you’re trying to sell a grey split level house, you might have a tough time competing against other houses on the market that have a more exciting or exotic curb appeal to them. In some housing markets, the competition is stiff and buyers expect those who are selling homes to wow them with a gorgeous house that is trendy and colorful. If your home is gray and reminds people of rainy, doldrums weather when they see it, they might pass it up for a home that gives a bright, memorable impression. There may be many homes on your block that are gray and have a split-level structure. This means that you’ll be competing with their pricing and also the features that they install in the home for upgrades before putting the houses on the market. If your house is kind of boring, you might worry that your home will not be good enough for buyers to want to purchase it. Before you lose hope, you should follow our tips below to get your house to snatch the attention of potential homebuyers as they’re walking down your street or scrolling through housing listings on an online platform. Trust Your Gut, Not Someone Else’s When you’re trying to improve your grey split level house before putting it on the market, you should follow your feelings and trust your understanding of the job market. In the same way that you wouldn’t blindly follow someone to the point of important document destruction, you shouldn’t blindly follow people’s advice about how you can make your house more attractive to potential buyers. It’s one thing to listen to friendly advice and take it with a grain of salt. It’s another thing to bend over backward to the whims of others. If a lot of people in your life are giving you unsolicited advice about what you should do to make your gray house look less drab, it can be annoying. To make it worse, when that advice is conflicting, it can be hard to decide what advice to follow and what suggestions to politely decline to use. When you become a homeowner, you’re in the captain’s seat for making decisions for your home. From the day that you’re handed the keys to your house to the day that you exchange the keys with the new homeowners of the property, you’re the one who is in charge of how you handle every interaction. While this responsibility can feel like a burden at times, it can also be nice to know that you have all the tools you need to make good decisions. You can ask for advice when you need it, but ultimately it’s your house until you sell it to someone else so you need to make choices that make you feel like you’re doing the best you can to prepare your house for sale and increase the curb appeal of the property. If your choices start to feel like they’re coming from a place of pleasing others, you may begin to resent those around you. What’s more, your home could lose that personal charm that happens when someone is making choices for their home that they feel are good ones. Hire Professional Contractors Before you can make a grey split level house look better, you need to attend to the house’s maintenance needs. From hiring a roofing contractor to getting the HVAC and septic systems inspected, you won’t want to try to do these jobs yourself. Even if you’re a maintenance professional who has had years of experience in multiple aspects of the construction industry, you don’t want to take on more than you can handle. There’s a reason why professional construction services have a whole team of people who are qualified to accomplish the job. Even if you had all of the construction and maintenance knowledge in the world, you’d still need professional contractors to support you with certain jobs. It pays to hire professional contractors because they can ensure that the job is done correctly. They can also give your jobs a sense of legitimacy that isn’t there for potential homeowners if some of them are completed as a do-it-yourself project. Although doing it yourself can save you some money in the short term, it can also lead to long-term problems down the road that could be avoided if you hired professional contractors in the first place. The last thing you want to do when you’re selling a house is increase the timeline for repairs because you tried to repair or renovate something yourself and ended up creating a huge mess or safety concern that needed the professionals to come in to fix it. When you botch a DIY job, you waste time and money when you have to call in the professionals anyway. For this reason, you might as well get the pros to handle it the first time. After all, that’s what they’re there to do! Balance Budget and Beauty If you’re trying to improve the appearance of a grey split level house so it’s more attractive to potential buyers, you should consider what you can afford and what you would like to improve. You should prioritize the things that need to be done to make your home a safer place for the new owners to live such as replacing a roof that needs it by hiring an affordable roofing company for the job. Although you may want to add marble countertops and hardwood floors to the home, your budget may only have enough funds in it to install Formica countertops or luxury vinyl plank flooring options. There’s no shame in cutting corners where you can and making it less pricey to improve the home. In essence, selling a home is a business transaction where you want to profit as much as possible. Part of making smart business decisions is keeping your bottom line healthy. If you invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in renovations before you sell your house,…

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