We are at the beginning of what is historically known as “Purchase Season.” Although things look a little different this year due to the state of emergency the entire country has been in, Americans are still looking to purchase homes. The housing industry has been working quickly to make the necessary adjustments to fulfill the dream of home-ownership while staying safe!

While many people have put their homes on the market, some are using this time to renovate and upgrade in preparation for next year’s purchase season.

Here are 3 upgrades you can make before selling your home: 


Although this may be a no-brainer to some, painting can be overlooked when prepping to sale. Painting is one of the cheapest yet most noticeable improvements you can make to your home. A new paint job can make your home look move-in ready and even make it look spacious. Think of using neutral colors, as many home-buyers won’t be interested in repainting over a bright red wall as soon as they move in.

Light Fixtures

Light fixtures are another simple upgrade that can make a big difference in your home’s appearance. Even if you don’t have the budget to change all your light fixtures, start with the ones in the main living areas. Don’t forget about updating the light switches as well!


First impressions are everything! The first thing a potential home-buyer sees is your yard. Make sure to mow your lawn, plant a few flowers, and trim the hedges. It is all about curb appeal, and a manicured lawn can go a long way!