Sometimes, selling your home isn’t easy. Down or over-saturated markets can leave you scrambling to drop your asking price in order to quickly sell. But before you do that, you owe it to yourself to spice up your home’s appeal. Here’s a few tips to get you started.
1. Pay attention to curb appeal. The first thing a buyer will see is the front of your home. Does your landscaping need a little TLC? Small steps, like a fresh layer of mulch in flowerbeds, can go a long way. Dying plants, poorly-maintained shrubbery, and overgrown grass are all things that may turn off a buyer. Give your lawn some love, and reap the benefits.
2. Refresh Your windows and walkways. Do your windows need a good washing? When is the last time you paid attention to the state of your walkways? Chipped paint, drab windows, and unkempt walkways can all be turn-offs to a potential buyer.
3. Downplay Your Decor. Many of us have our own specific flair when it comes to how we choose to decorate our homes. However, when it comes to actually selling your home, you aren’t trying to sell yourself; you’re trying to show a potential buyer that they will be happy with their purchase. Tone down your personal flair in favor of decor that showcases your home, and allows the buyer to imagine all the things they’ll be able to do once your space is theirs. Remove clutter, pick a neutral color-scheme, and remember. You are turning your home into a product for sale.
3. Simplify to showcase the space. Even in storage areas, it may be a good idea to try an organization approach that highlight exactly how BIG the areas are. This applies to attics, basements, and garages. Some families will even go so far as to rent a storage space if some areas are too cluttered to properly showcase the square footage.
Remember…You’re selling a product. That idea should never be far from your thoughts while staging your home. Keep that in mind, and you’ll do just fine.