If you’re currently selling your house in Bellingham, it’s not likely that you want it to sit on the market for long. Once you’ve made the decision to sell, you want to find a buyer as soon as you can, and also sell it at the right price, so that you can move on with your life. Unfortunately, in the competitive industry of real estate, the process doesn’t always go the way that one would hope for. Some houses can stay on the market for quite a long time, which is stressful to any homeowner. One way that you can avoid having the house in a state of limbo is by having a reliable real estate agent on your side. 

Now, we might be biased, but when you have an agent from Hoppis Real Estate representing you, you can rest assured that we will work tirelessly to make the process quick and get the home sold at the most valuable price. However, there are a few things that you can take care of that will also help. In this blog post, we will be discussing a few simple but incredibly effective home renovations that you can take care of that will garner more interest into the listing from potential home buyers. If you have any questions or are in need of a real estate agent to sell your house, then please feel free to contact us today!


The interior and exterior paint of the home is incredibly important when you are trying to sell. If someone looks at the house and sees the paint peeling off or the interior color is a bright, lime green, it’s likely that they’re not going to be seeing the house as their dream home. You’re going to want to make sure that if you see any cracked, stained, or faded areas, that you smack a fresh coat of paint on it. Also, if you do decide to get new paint, don’t think about what you would want, but instead what the buyer will be looking for. Do a little bit of research into what colors and styles are popular on the market at the moment and go with that.

Kitchen Remodel

We’ve discussed it before, and we’ll probably mention it again down the road, but the kitchen is one of the most important rooms of the house for potential buyers to see. A lot of time is spent in there and they want to know that it is not only appealing to look at but functional as well. In no way are we suggesting that you do an entire kitchen remodel, you don’t want to spend more money than you will get in return, but you do want it to look nice. We suggest that you consider upgrading the countertops and painting or replacing the cabinets. Just a minor facelift will go a long way to help you sell.

Bathroom Remodel

Another place where we all spend a lot of time in our homes — but don’t talk about it  — are our bathrooms. Meaning the next place that you’ll want to shift your focus during the renovations are the restrooms. Especially the master bath. Once again, don’t spend too much money remodeling, just enough to make it look nice. Re-grout the tile, replace caulking, and if it is an older toilet, consider replacing that with a more modern looking one if you can fit it in your budget. 

Enhance Energy Efficiency

Thankfully our society has become more aware of our energy consumption and are making an effort to enhance energy efficiency. Having the home be as energy efficient as possible will be a great selling point. Consider upgrading your HVAC system and water heaters. Another suggestion would be to replace your old windows with new ones. 

Appearance Over Function

The main thing that you need to keep in mind while you are doing these projects is that your main goal is to make the home more appealing for those looking to buy. Don’t spend a crazy amount of money getting new appliances throughout the house or doing extensive home renovation. It won’t be worth it. 

Don’t Forget the Roof

One area that is always looked at and inspected is the roof. No one wants to buy a house only to find out that they have to get a completely new roof. So before you even put the home on the market, make sure to have a professional roofer come inspect its condition and if it requires any repairs or is missing a few shingles, get it taken care of immediately. If you take the time to complete these renovations, we promise that the interest in the home and its value will be higher. If you would like any other suggestions on things you can do to make the selling process easier, or are in need of a real estate agent, go ahead and give us a call today.