'Tis the season right? I don't mean for the holidays, those have come and gone with your resolutions! I mean it's the season for home selling!


With that comes the age old questions about what to do for updating. Not all of us have the endless budget of the government behind us (the one that's shut down) so we have to pick and choose what to do.


I thought I would pull my favorite and easiest (cheap) updates that have a major impact on photos, marketing and (of course) the selling of a home


Perhaps my favorite is paint! Even premium paint is no more than $45 per gallon and easy as all get up to do. Nothing changes the feel of a room quite like paint. While messy, it gets the cheap update to-do list to-done.


If you want your home to feel awesome and updated, you have to replace the 80's style door knobs and gold hinges. This is an easy project pretty much anyone can do. Of course, make sure you are matching the decor of the room but simply replacing the kitchen cabinet knobs can have a major effect on the feel of the room. Past that if you can get hinges, door knobs and the like replaced you will really make a difference in the perception of your home. And it's inexpensive. Usually about $2 per.


This one you will need some know-how to keep a budget. But if you know how to do some simple wiring the act of replacing light fixtures in your home will do amazing things. And usually brighten the place up. Don't go crazy. Some efficient and simple fixtures will go a long way here. I often find them for $20-50 depending on the room.


Looking to get saucy? Replace your bathroom vanity. That's right. There are only two other things that date your home more than the vanity and a simple switcharoo can do wonders. This one is on the pricier end ($300ish) but well worth the cost as kitchens and bathrooms sell homes.


Do you have the classy lattice on your windows? I do too. But it is a thing of the past and they are usually removable. At the amazingly low cost of FREE, this one is a must do if you want to give an updated appearance to your home.


The following update may require a plumber. I know I hate this project myself but it will do wonders. Tell me, how old is your sink faucet? How old are ALL your sink faucets? IF you don't know then I recommend a replacement. You can YouTube it or call a plumber but you will get returns on this update. Notice all faucets are in kitchen and bathrooms? That's on purpose as kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. 


Well those folks are my six easy-peasy updates that will have remarkable effects on the sale of your home and make any Realtor glad you called.


Dylan A. B. Diersen

First Weber, Inc


Dylan has been quoted on by national new outlets and has multiple designations recognized by the National Association of Realtors. Also, he has consistently helped more and more people achieve their real estate goals by increasing service. You can see more blog posts at FoxCitiesProperties.com/blog or keep in touch on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinRealEstateExpert/