So, you’ve decided to put your current home up for sale. However, making the sale does not come without certain challenges. After all, there are several different factors you need to think about if you want to impress and attract potential buyers. Obviously, you need to organize a thorough inspection when it comes to plumbing and wiring, as this is one of the crucial aspects all buyers are interested in. But, even if everything is fine in this regard, the final decision can be affected by the overall appearance and feel of your home. In order to make your place attractive, make the most out of the following tips.
Get rid of personal items
You don’t want the cluttered mess and too much personality that reflects your own style to show when you’re trying to sell your home. This will make it difficult for potential buyers to visualize their own future and organization inside the place. That said, your best bet is to keep things as basic as possible. So, if you have plenty of accessories, artwork and other decorative details that may be rather unique or an acquired taste, make sure to remove them from your home.
Make the home appear lived-in
As stated, you don’t want to have a bunch of personal items around the home you’re putting up for sale. But, you also don’t want it to appear completely empty and devoid of all sense that someone has lived there before. This can create a rather cold vibe that people find unattractive. That said, stick to neutral décor such as simple vases and fruit bowls, neutral textures such as cushions and throws and rather basic and generally likable wall art.
Reorganize the layout
Just because a certain arrangement worked for you doesn’t mean that it will also work for other people. In that respect, you want to reorganize your furniture and accessories. This can be a rather tricky business as it’s difficult to ignore your own preferences when the layout is concerned. That said, you can benefit a lot from hiring professional property stylists, especially in big cities where the market is already flooded. It’s the best way to effectively set yourself apart from the rest.
Add a fresh coat of paint
No matter how much you might like the accent walls in your home or the wallpaper, the most effective practice when selling your home is to use paint. What’s more, the paint you choose should be rather neutral as this is the most popular colour scheme at the moment. Also, neutral colours make the interior cleaner and easier to visualize new combinations for potential new owners. That said, stick to neutral colour palette for every room in your home. White is good, but creams, beige and softer brown and yellowish hues are also a fine choice for added warmth.
Do a thorough clean-up
You can’t expect people to fall in love with your home if you present it to them all dusty and untidy. This is why a very thorough clean-up is in order before you hold an open house. Obviously, this is something you can take up on your own but if you’re not sure that you’ll do a truly thorough cleaning job 100%, it might be better to hire a cleaning service, especially for this purpose.
Selling your home doesn’t mean that you’ll have a ton of offers dropping on you just because you’ve put your home on the market. If you want to make a good sale, it’s essential that you spruce up the look of your home as well. And in case the inspection showed some faulty wiring or problematic pipes, fixing these issues will boost your home’s resale value, too.