Freshen Up To Sell
Tips and tricks for getting your home ready for sale
A house is just that until you add your own personal touches to make it a home. Painting walls to color coordinate to your own furniture or tastes is what having your own space is all about. But what do you do when you outgrow your home and it is time to sell? Your taste may not be as warm and inviting for a potential buyer as it is for you.
Here are some easy ways to freshen up your house to get the most buyers interested in buying your home.
Neutral Tones Are Your Friend
While you may have an eclectic taste that includes deep purple, aloha green, and robin’s egg blue walls, not everyone loves such vibrant colors in their rooms. Buyers when they walk through a home want to be able to picture their furniture in the rooms and with a clean neutral pallet, any items they own will fit in any space without clashing.
Opt For Light Over Dark Paint Colors
Sure, darker colored walls can make a room feel more inviting and cozy but when you are trying to sell a house dark walls will only make your rooms feel smaller to buyers. Instead, opt for light colors to make rooms feel brighter, larger, and cleaner.
Replace worn out and stained flooring
Replacing worn and stain carpets is the most guaranteed way to make a space feel fresh and new, but it can be more expensive. Another alternative is to get the floors cleaned prior to listing, but if there is heavy staining replacement may be your only option.
Declutter your spaces
When you are browsing new home listings and stumble upon the inevitable clutter house do you write that house off the list and keep looking or do you set up a viewing? More than likely you are scrolling on to other options. There is nothing more off putting for a home buyer than to walk into a house that is messy and full to the brim with stuff. Take time before you have pictures taken for a listing to remove unnecessary items from the home and keep all areas clean and well organized for viewings.
Dress up the outside
Houses sell best in the Spring and Fall followed closely with Summer and one of the biggest reasons for this is because the grass is green, flowers are in bloom, and the trees have leaves. The outside of your home is the first impression of your home, it is the first picture of listings and the first thing buyers see at a viewing. If it looks neglected and unkempt people will think that carries on the inside as well. Simple details like trimming bushes and mulching flower beds will dramatically boost your curb appeal.
Great listing photos are the key to success
While this isn’t something you can do to your house to improve your listing it is one of the most important things for your home listing. Too often you see pictures that are taken with poor lighting and at bad angles. It may cost some extra money but it is well worth the additional costs to have professional photos taken of your home. The pictures of your home are more than just random photos, they are an advertisement and as such, they need to be well lit and showcase the best features of the house.