Selling Your Whidbey Island Home?

    Selling Your Whidbey Island Home?

    Apr 12, 2018

    Are you thinking about selling your Whidbey Island home or maybe staying in your home for a while longer. If you find yourself deciding that staying in your home is the best choice, you might be thinking about updating your property.

    Included below are a few ideas that raise the value of your home but don’t cost an arm and a leg. That's good news.


    Talk to a professional.

    Interior designers and other real estate professionals can give you lots of ideas for improvements. Easy changes like moving furniture or adding a new paint color can really jazz up your home and add value. We know of local, Whidbey Island home stagers that can give you some good ideas.

    Get a home inspection.

    A professional inspector can find even the smallest of problems, like a water leak and it's always easier and less expensive to fix small problems.

    Paint your home.

    Newly painted rooms look clean and modern. Neutral colors are a good choice, especially if you’re thinking of selling. Neutrals appeal to most people.

    Landscaping matters.

    Plant shade trees. They are beautiful and over time will save you money. Plant low maintenance, drought-tolerant plants. They look very nice, improving the curb appeal of your home and making your yard more enjoyable. I had a landscaper come to my home a few years ago and made some suggestions, which we implemented, and our yard is just like we have envisioned.

    Update the bathroom and kitchen.

    Small changes can really make these rooms shine. A new sink or new light fixture will make either room more modern and appealing. If thinking of selling, these two rooms are the emotional eye appeal that connects to buyers.

    These inexpensive updates can make your Whidbey Island home more enjoyable for you while you live there. They will also increase your home’s value and appeal to buyers should you choose to sell.

    For More Information About Updating, Buying, or Selling your Whidbey Island Home, please contact us at Coldwell Banker Koetje Real Estate at 360-675-5915. We are here to be of service to you.