Finally deciding to put your house on the market can be an exciting time but also a stressful one. You are excited to move onto the next chapter of your life, but understand that a lot of work needs to be done before you can sell. Don’t worry, though, here are a few tips to get your house show ready.
The first impression of a house is made driving up to it. Make sure your lawn is mowed and weeds are taken care of. A good first impression can dictate the outlook of the house as a whole to buyers.
The best way to bring life into any room is by using mirrors. Part of getting your home ready to sell is creating space that conveys an inviting feeling. The quickest way to create this feeling is by adding mirrors to the rooms in your home.
One thing to pay attention to when you are adding mirrors to any room is the image it is reflecting. If you have a mirror reflecting something unsightly, such as a television, it’s not the most appealing.
Clear Out All That Clutter
The most challenging step in the process of getting your home ready for a show is the decluttering process. Yes, it was a good idea to compact the DVD collection you are proud of next to the television. But, to the eye, and anyone that might be interested in buying your home, it just looks unpleasing.
Getting rid of things can be tough, so if you’re not quite ready, tidying up all countertops can go a long way in de-cluttering space.
When in Doubt Paint the Room
Another thing buyers look for when purchasing a home is the work they are going to have to do. Having a room that hasn’t been painted might cause your home to be on the market a few more weeks.
If you are not sure what to paint your walls, a simple white can never steer you wrong, and it will allow the buyer the opportunity to be free to choose any color.
Let in Light
An easy tip to remember when getting ready to show your home is to turn on your lights and let as much light in as you can. Opening the curtains and turning on lamps can create a very warm and inviting environment for prospective buyers.
The less decor the better
Don’t get me wrong decor can be great. But, too much decor can shrink any room down drastically. Keep a few key pieces around and take out the rest to create that warm spacious feel for your prospective buyers.