Home Improvements to Avoid When Selling Your Ohio Home

If you are selling your home in Medina or Cuyahoga County this year, you’ve likely started a to-do list of home improvements to ensure your home looks its best. Ohio homebuyers are attracted to properties in great shape, those with updates in the kitchen and bathrooms— however, there are also home updates that can turn homebuyers away if not done properly.

No matter what you think your home needs, keep in mind that not all improvement projects are welcome by buyers in Medina, Valley City, Columbia Station, North Royalton, Brunswick, Hinckley or Strongsville.

Outdated finishes
Even if your home is newer, outdated finishes like “popcorn ceilings” and wobbly light fixtures can keep your home from selling. Updating a room should be done from top to bottom, changing everything from the paint color to the ceiling fan and light fixtures. Two features to be wary of are wallpaper and carpeting as these can be personal to the homeowner in Medina and Cuyahoga County. Many homebuyers today are also looking for wood floors over carpet.

Changing spaces
Improving your home in Ohio is helpful, but not when it comes at the expense of other spaces. For instance, knocking down walls to open up a kitchen can do wonders for the layout and flow of the home, but not if you’re taking away space from a spare bedroom.

Also avoid turning designated spaces, like a dining room, into “special function” rooms, like a media room. The media room may make sense for your family, but what about the homebuyer? If you’re going to change these spaces, be sure to change them back before you sell.

Expensive features
Transforming your backyard into an oasis with water features may seem like a great idea, but not to a prospective homebuyer. These features are personal to the current homeowner and in fact, can be expensive to maintain. If you feel the need to add luxuries like a fish pond or putting green, ensure they are not permanent and you can take them with you when you leave.

It’s wise to observe the less is more mentality when updating your home in Medina, Valley City, Columbia Station, North Royalton, Brunswick, Hinckley or StrongsvilleBOLD Real Estate Consultants can detail what homebuyers are looking for in your area, so do not hesitate to give us a call!

Sajag Patel
BOLD Real Estate Consultants

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