You want to sell your home, and you have vacuumed the place, straightened up the pictures, and lit a few candles. So selling your home should be a snap, right?
Just simple cleaning won’t help you sell your home. Some home buyers will be turned off by the way your yard appears or the bright colors on your walls. Their minds will wander or they will immediately assume that your house isn’t right for them, even though you know that they are just missing the real potential in your home.
Don’t make potential home buyers struggle to see that potential. Help them out by making these 11 easy changes to your home before putting it on the market!
Beautify Your Lawn – Before putting your home on the market, make sure to mow the lawn and give it a nice trim. Also, to help your lawn look more full and richer, use a nitrogen-rich fertilizer! You should see a healthier, greener lawn in just 2 to 3 weeks.
Replace Your Mailbox – Has your mailbox seen better days? Does it look worn out and rusty? Go ahead and replace it to amp up your curb appeal! But a clean, good-looking new mailbox, Future home buyers will notice and appreciate it!
Clear Out Your Junk – Do you live in a cluttered home? Clean it out before you let potential home buyers see it! Dedicate yourself to clearing out the clutter on your counters, floors, and even your closets as clutter can be incredibly distracting and quite a turn-off for buyers. Without the clutter, home buyers can more easily imagine themselves and their families living in your space, and your home will also look the space look bigger!
Love Your Lights – Lighting is essential in selling a home. If your home has dingy or outdated lighting, spend a little extra money to splurge on some good lighting! A few different lamps or even a new but inexpensive chandelier can work wonders on lighting up your rooms. If you can’t afford extra lighting or don’t have much time on your hands, work at cleaning and shining up the fixtures you do have.
Go Neutral – You might be in love with that electric blue in your bedroom or that deep, rich red in your dining room, but your potential home buyers might not be! If you want to be serious about selling your home, purchase some white, off-white, or other neutral colors and paint your walls before putting your home on the market. The neutral colors will add light and make your rooms look bigger, and they won’t distract home buyers from the real beauty of your home!
Pay Attention to Details – Details matter when it comes to selling your home! Take the time now to replace your switch plate covers, which you can do for as little as 50 cents apiece, replace the drawer pulls in your kitchen for stylish new pulls, and ensure that your appliances in your kitchen work and look nice. Have extra time on your hands and feeling adventurous? Go ahead and give those old kitchen cabinets a sleek white paint job!
Get Down and Dirty – Selling your home isn’t always easy! Make it easier on yourself by taking the time to regrout your bathroom and redo your tub. It will give the bathroom a fresher look and will make it look extra put-together and squeaky-clean. Entice the buyer even more by springing for a new high-performance showerhead, which you can find for as little as $20. They’ll never want to leave!
Add a Tile Backsplash – Want to make your kitchen pop? Add a backsplash to help make it look hip and modern! You’ll just need a utility knife to help with the installation and the tiles themselves to get the job done. For an easy and cheap option, try out the ACP Peel & Stick Tiles!
Liven Up the Basement – If you have a basement, make some use out of it besides storage! Put away the junk and hide your storage boxes at a family member’s house, and give the place a fresh paint job! This could help buyers envision using your basement for their own hobbies.
Clean, Clean, Clean – And we don’t just mean lightly dusting or vacuuming the “big stuff.” We mean a deep clean! Scrub every square inch of your home, even those hard-to-reach spots. If you have carpets, get them steamed, and make sure all of your surfaces are wiped and clean, including (and especially) your windows. Remember, clean windows will actually let more light in your home!
Make Your Front Door More Welcoming – Is your door white and boring? Are you falling asleep just looking at it? Does it just blend in with your home’s exterior? Do something about it! Find a vibrant, clean color that will help make your door pop out! Go for the classic red to invite potential buyers to your front door, choose a sagacious green, or have fun with a bright and perky blue to attract a home buyer’s eye. This will do wonders to increase your home’s curb appeal on the market!
Ready to sell your home? Made all these small changes to your home? Then pick up the phone and give us a call at (618) 791-5024 or at (618) 791-9298, or visit us online at www.dianamasseyhomes.com! We can help you sell your home in no time and even help you find that home you’ve always been dreaming of living in. Call today!