Even in today’s market it’s important to put your best foot forward. Here are a few things you can do to enhance the appearance of your home and increase buyer interest.
Scrub, Sparkle, Shine!
Always keep a clean home while on the market. Buyers can’t envision themselves in your home if it’s dirty! Keep the kitchen, bathroom, walls, and windows scrubbed clean. Vacuum the carpets and if necessary, hire a professional to spot clean. A clean, fresh-smelling home is the most simple, cost-effective, and game-changing method you can use to entice potential buyers.
Don’t take it personally if your real estate agent requests you stow away family heirlooms and photos or remove excess art and schoolwork from the refrigerator. Your goal is to sell the home, not the contents within the home. Any bulky or worn furniture Home Improvement: Tips for Sellers Even in today’s market it’s important to put your best foot forward. Here are a few things you can do to enhance the appearance of your home and increase buyer interest. should be removed and stored away. The house should be half-empty so it’s features shine brighter than your personal belongings.
Avoid wholesale renovations where you might only recover 60 percent on your investment. Rather, look at small makeovers throughout the house, focusing on your bathrooms and kitchen. These are more cost-effective and will boost your home’s value incrementally.
Natural lighting can work wonders on your space. Open drapes and invest in brighter lightbulbs which emit natural light. Avoid dark walls; repaint to a more neutral color where needed.