The busy hustle and bustle of the Spring real estate season is quickly approaching. If you are planning to sell your home, there are a few things you can do to get it ready to increase your chances of a quick sale. Some simple pre-sale prep will set your home apart from the others!
Spend Your Time On The Right Rooms to Sell Your Home
If your house is already pretty organized and well decorated, focus on the core living spaces like the kitchen, the master bedroom, and the living room. These are the rooms that buyers want to see first and will use in the final decision -making process.
Sell Your Home by Making it Photogenic!
If your home does not look good online, it won’t attract buyers. Re-arrange items so that they look good in photos and do not block shots. These online photos are the first impression of your home and if they do not look inviting, no one will want to see your home in person.
Clear up any clutter and personal items that may be distracting.
Less Is More when You Want to Sell Your Home
Go around your home and remove a few accessories. Photos tend to flatten a room so even the smallest bit of décor items can be off putting in photos.
For photos and showings remove personal pictures…this takes away the feeling that a buyer is “visiting” YOUR home. You want them to be able to see themselves in your space.
Remove and Tone Down Specialized Décor to Sell Your Home
When it comes to decorating our homes, we all add our personalized style in various ways. This is one of the ways that we express ourselves and make our home ours!
However, this décor can be a detriment when you are trying to sell your home. Consider toning down any dramatic wall colors or fabric patterns that may not appeal to the masses. By replacing these with neutral tones and textures, not patterns, your home will not appear so eclectic. When buyers walk through your home you want them to see it as their blank canvas. When the décor is overbearing this is impossible and they will not be able to make an attachment which is what you want.
Sell Your Home with Plants
Many designers consistently recommend adding foliage to your home. Plants clean the air and make any room lovelier! For a contemporary look place some succulents around your home on shelves and windowsills. If you have areas that you removed clutter from and are now bare, add a leafier plant like a fern to fill the space.
Sell Your Home: Reflect The Purpose of Each Room
As previously mentioned, removing clutter is essential when staging your home. There is another type of “clutter” that is often overlooked that can quickly diminish the entire feel of your home. Rooms that do not have an intended meaning are a real turn off. It is ok to have specialized rooms in your home but make sure the content is meaningful and easy to discern. Rooms that are full of a mix of furniture and themes is distracting.
If you have a room that has become a “catch all” for things that do not have a place, clear it out and make it a guest room or reading room. Pack up the items and store them until you have sold your home. Or, better yet use it as an opportunity to get rid of unwanted items once and for all!
To effectively implement these tips, tour your home as a “buyer” walking into an unfamiliar home. Using this perspective can help you identify problem areas! And remember, your items are special and sentimental to you but NOT to others! Giving your house a model home look while it is on the market will truly benefit you in the end!
If you are looking to do any final renovations on your home before putting it on the market, get in touch with us! We offer wholesale pricing on fencing, decking, deck railing, and siding materials for your home!