As a real estate investor, you understand the importance of selling a home quickly. After investing in a distressed home and renovating it, you won’t see a return until the sale is closed. Choosing your features, finishes and fixtures wisely will help you flip a house faster so you can move on to the next project.

Add Style to Switchplates and Outlet Covers

It may seem a minor detail, but that’s what makes light switches and outlet covers such a great investment in selling your flip faster. Make sure these features match—preferably throughout the house but at least in each room. Consider using modern, attractive features to really impress potential buyers:

  • Timer switches for bathroom fans
  • USB charging ports in wall outlets

Clean, matching, modern electrical switches and outlet covers can give the entire home a modern look and feel that’s sure to get noticed.

Fixtures That Brighten a Home: Lighting Fixture Upgrades

Don’t be tempted to save a few dollars and buy the cheapest light fixtures available. Attractive, energy-efficient fixtures for your rooms and outdoor lighting are affordable and impressive. LED lighting will cost you a bit more than traditional fluorescent or incandescent bulbs, but buyers will be impressed. Potential buyers will get the impression of a modern, energy-efficient home; an impression that goes much further than the fixtures themselves.

Buyers Gush Over Faucets and Shower Heads

As with the lighting, it’s often a good investment to go a step up from “builder grade” when it comes to kitchen and bathroom faucets. The impression a quality faucet makes can extend to the entire room. Matching sink, tub and shower fixtures in each bathroom is essential. Don’t forget the drain stoppers!

In the kitchen, you can really impress buyers with a great sink and convenient faucet features. Popular options include:

  • High profile faucet
  • Lift-out sprayer
  • Touch or motion-sensing operation

After investing your time and money into a flip, spending a few hundred dollars more on truly impressive fixtures can offer a fantastic return—and a speedy resale.

Do You Need a Hard Money Loan in Atlanta?

If you’re looking for a hard money loan in Atlanta, we may be able to help you.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out whether you might qualify for this type of funding. In the meantime, check to ensure that you meet our loan criteria. Our loan amounts can be up to 65 percent of the after-repaired value of the collateral—and if you use the loan for renovation or construction, the loan amount can be based on the collateral’s improved value.

Read our frequently asked questions and take a few minutes to learn about the hard money loan process.