Selling your home can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be.
Here are some simple tips on how you can make your home stand out from the crowd and motivate buyers without going broke.
Exterior appeal: First impressions are the key to getting potential buyers excited about coming in to take a look. Make sure the front of your home looks inviting and well-groomed with these simple tips:
Have a clean and well-kept garden. Be sure to cut down overgrown bushes that may be blocking your view of your home from the street.
Pressure wash the exterior of your home to give it that ‘freshly painted look’, without spending time and money painting.
Place planters outside the front entrance to make your home feel more inviting.
Entry: Make sure that when people enter your home, they find it cozy, light and bright. Nice scents, like fresh baked bread or chocolate chip cookies (who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies?), Are always a great way to make potential visitors / buyers feel right at home .
Kitchen: The heart of the home is the kitchen, and the kitchen is what the home sells. Make it look fresh, polished, and modern with these simple ideas:
Make sure countertops are clean and not cluttered with various small appliances, such as toasters and blenders.
Remove all magnets from the front of the refrigerator to give it a clean look.
Replace worn cabinet handles or hardware that can make a kitchen look dated.
Make sure cabinets are neat and well organized (people are snooping!)
Living room: Potential buyers are very likely to be looking for a home for their family, so don’t confuse them with your personal items, such as family portraits and trinkets. You want them to imagine their family living there, with their personal photos on the wall.
Toilets: Make sure the bathrooms are spotlessly clean and up to date. Here are some tips for bathroom staging:
Replace old and worn bathroom fixtures, such as faucets and towel racks.
Hang fresh, new towels on the towel racks.
Add accessories like candles and scented soaps in new, clean glass containers.
Bedrooms: A bedroom should convey a tone of relaxation and comfort. It is the place we want to retire to after a long and stressful day. Here are some ways you can give your bedroom that cozy feeling:
Paint in a warm neutral color.
Remove any extra furniture leaving only the bed and dresser (especially that old exercise machine).
Take away a large part of your wardrobe by making the closets appear larger.
Tidy up the bed by changing the comforter and adding some new pillows.
The housing market can be hot or cold, but taking these few extra steps will make it easier for buyers to see the home’s full potential and pay off in the long run.