By Darin Windham, Realtor
Key Finders Group RE/Max Alliance
Embarking on the home-selling journey is very exciting but it can also be very intimidating especially if you are a first-time seller. Many sellers get anxious about this because they immediately think that they need to spend a lot of money to make their home seem amazing. This, however, could not be further from the truth.
There are many things that sellers can do to boost the appeal of a house and you don’t need to break the bank to do it. Have a look at these 5 quick tips:
#1 – Welcome to our humble abode!
“First Impressions Last” and it is especially important in the real estate.
You need to make potential buyers feel connected to the house as soon as they step into the yard.
A fresh coat of paint always makes a house look clean and updating the light fixtures on the porch can lend a touch of modernity to the house.
#2 – Paint to impress!
Sellers often underestimate the value of paint and the impression that can becreated when the house is given a new coat.
White is not always the best way to go! A neutral color will do so much more for the fixtures, the windows, and the moldings, and it will create an overall sense of coziness throughout the house.
Choose warm colors like grays, creams, and beige instead of boring old white. Now is not the time to experiment with purple!
#3 – Fake it till ya make space!
One thing that most buyers can agree on is that they want a home with space. If you have a lot of storage space in your house, make sure that you show it off.
And, if you live in a house where space is an issue, fake it ‘till you make it. Store your belongings somewhere else like at a family member’s place or try a self-storage unit.
#4 – Comfy-feely!
What is better than imagining yourself in a cozy nook with a cup of coffee and a good book?
Home buyers want to experience that warm feeling when they look at their next home.
Buyers flock to charming houses, so make sure that you add those cozy accents throughout. Add an adorable bistro dining set and some plants to your porch and it will definitely appeal to the buyer.
Heck, a new fire pit and a set of lawn chairs on the grass will make them yearn for those long summer nights.
#5 – Let it shine – let it shine!
Potential buyers love a home that is bathed in natural sunlight instead of homes that are lightened with bulbs.
If you have big windows, make the most of them and show them off.
If you have a contemporary home, remove the window dressings altogether. Make sure that you clean the windows thoroughly and don’t forget to give the screens a scrub as well.
All-in-all, these above-mentioned tips will come in very handy when you’re preparing your home for sale!
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