If your home has been on the market for a while or you are thinking about placing your home for sale, here are some tips, with the help of HGTV, to spruce up your home and make it a marketable, must-have!
Make Repairs – Even if it’s a minor project, seeing a home that requires maintenance is often a turn-off. Buyers tend to overestimate the cost of minor repairs and don’t want to purchase a “fixer upper.” Repairing that leaky faucet will benefit you in the long run!
Paint – The color of a room can be a deal breaker for many prospective home owners. Keep it neutral. Neutrals give off a warm, cozy feel and make rooms appear bigger. While you may love your neon green Great Room, other potential buyers may not.
Landscape – As we mentioned in a previous post, the curb appeal of a home is the first impression buyers get. Overgrown grass and weeds imply that the home lacked proper maintenance. Cut the lawn, pull the weeds, and put a nice potted plant on your door step. These little things will make your home that much more appealing.
Clean & Organize – Sweep, mop, and dust every inch of the house. The windows should sparkle and the floors should shine as if the home has been untouched. A clean home is a happy home which is what potential buyers want! Organize all cabinets and de-clutter – the less items the better! Untidiness makes the environment feel stressful and buyers want to feel comfortable. Let them envision their belongings filling the home.
Keep up with these staging tips to make your home ready to show at a moment’s notice and buyers will be reaching for their checkbooks and putting in their bids!