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Top Remodeling Ideas to Make Main Line Homes for Sale More Appealing

Main Line AreaHomes for SaleIn this season’s sellers’ market, what makes Main Line area homes for sale appealing to buyers? In some ways, the factors are different for everyone, but some basic tenets apply to a majority. These tips can help you make choices in a home remodel or simply give you great ideas for making your home show better if you are in the process of selling.

Kitchen and Bath Remodels Increase Home Appeal

In a recent article, Michael Shaw of Centennial360 commented that “Buyers want modern amenities and styling, and most aren’t interested in renovating post-purchase.” As homeowners make choices in updating their homes for their own comfort, they should keep this in mind in case they decide to sell in the future. Some updates are even quite affordable, so if you are just looking for ways to increase buyer interest, think about some of these options.

Repaint

Adding a fresh coat of the latest (or classic) color paint can change the whole look of your kitchen. The crispness of new paint on the walls AND molding really makes a difference in the initial impression that your kitchen makes on homebuyers.

Add Accents

Natural stone adds a feel of luxury, so you could add a backsplash in the kitchen or an accent wall with veneer. Other backsplash options include ceramic or metal tile accents in kitchens. Any of these materials will be functional as well as eye-catching.

Replace Worn Flooring

Tile floors can crack or chip over time and wooden floors can get scratched. If your floors are making your kitchen look old, consider a change. Stone floors are easy-maintenance, beautiful and durable with many color options, but even new ceramic tiles or wood laminate can make a big difference.

Replace Old CountertopsMain Line Realtors

Countertops, too, can cause a room to look dated. Many options exist today beyond laminates. Sustainable materials like wood butcherblock or durable non-staining quartz are appealing and can make your kitchen a focal point in your home.

Reface or Replace Cabinets

Expensive replacement may be unnecessary if your goal is only to update for selling. Cabinets may be refaced fairly inexpensively or you may choose a painted surface to match your other kitchen accent colors.

Call Sage to Learn How to Showcase your Main Line Area Homes for Sale

Sage Realty’s team is experienced with helping sellers make the most of Main Line area homes for sale. We know what buyers are looking for, and keep up to date on current trends. Contact us today for a consultation and learn how we can help you sell your home in Main Line PA or surrounding areas, and check back next month for ideas on remodels that will appeal to the Boomer generation!

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  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
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  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
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