Easy Updates to Sell Your Alaskan Home

More homebuyers are entering the Alaskan real estate market this summer, searching for new homes in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Palmer and Eagle River. If you're a home seller, one of the best steps you can take is to update the property and help the home stand out among the rest. While there may still be limited inventory in the local real estate market, these simple, inexpensive updates could be just what your Alaskan home needs to attract the right homebuyers.

Update the Front Door
Nothing can update the overall vibe of your home like a fresh coat of paint; it's also one of the most inexpensive fixes in terms of curb appeal. To grab the interest of an Alaskan homebuyer, you do not need to paint every room in your home. Before you start, put yourself in a homebuyer's shoes and consider what they will notice— you may have decided on the front door, the windows and the trim; take to painting these areas first. For instance, giving the front door a pop of color can catch a buyer's eye as they stand outside with an agent. While you're freshening the paint on your front door, also decide if your doorknob or outdoor fixtures need replacing. These two features outside your home in Fairbanks or Anchorage can give the property a modern look and feel.

Tend to the Bathrooms and Kitchen
Two areas of your Alaskan home that can often sell the property are the kitchen and bathroom, so be sure you pay close attention to them. Homebuyers will notice what has been updated in these spaces, but don't worry if a complete overhaul is not in your plans. Simple fixes include changing the bathroom floor tile by adding new grout, re-caulking the shower and tub, and even reglazing fixtures like the bathtub. Without doing a complete renovation, these updates can give homebuyers the updated look they're searching for in Alaskan real estate. In fact, you can even replace your kitchen and bathroom faucets yourself. Simply changing out your current fixture for a more modern, shinier one can please potential homebuyers.

Boost Curb Appeal
As your prepare to sell your home in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, or Palmer, investing in the home's curb appeal is always a great idea. "No matter what season it is when you’re selling, take the time to pull weeds, mulch and add colorful plants or flowers (or bushes with berries in winter) to impress potential buyers from the moment they see your property," suggested Realtor.com. "While you’re outside, patch your concrete sidewalk and steps and power-wash your deck or patio."

Madden Real Estate is here to answer any questions you might have about the current real estate market and help with all of your home seller needs. With our unique Madden Advantage Marketing Plan and Guaranteed Sales Programwe are confident that we have the staff, tools and resources to sell your house— if we don't sell your home, we'll buy it!

Wes Madden, CEO
Madden Real Estate
(907) 452-3000

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