Creating a great first impression and increasing your home’s resale value are keys to attracting prospective buyers.
Here are some things about to prepare your home for sale without breaking the bank:
CREATE CURB APPEAL
First impressions make a lasting impression. Create an inviting atmosphere by altering your landscaping and adding new plants and colorful flowers. Put pots of flowers in the entrance and paint the exterior to give it a fresh look. Also adding a bold color for the front door can do wonders --think red or blue. Fresh cut grass, new mulch, and new outdoor furniture can make a house more appealing to potential buyers.
TOUCH UP INTERIOR SURFACES
Touch up paint, wash walls and clean the dust off your baseboards and any ceiling fans or light fixtures. The brighter, shinier and newer a place appears, the more attractive it will be.
DEPERSONALIZE THE DECOR
If you are trying to sell your home you have to realize that you will soon not be living there. Start packing by depersonalizing your home. Remove items such as family photos, toys and artwork so that potential buyers can imagine their items in the home and them living in the home.
LITTLE ITEMS THAT CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
In the bathroom how about plush new towels in bold colors and some attractive jars and holders? A pop of color can do a lot. In the kitchen how about some new canisters, a container for all those spoons and knives and how about even leaving out some nice cookbooks? Buy some home and style magazines to see what buyers are looking for today. The millennials especially like clean, simple lines with colors of gray or beige and then pops of color of orange, aqua or burgundy. Just think about what the buyer will want, not just what you like.
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