There can be a big difference between a well maintained and a well polished home. This difference can sometimes mean the difference between a sale and a potential buyer walking away. If you prepare your home for a showing, there are a few r
ules to keep in mind.
- Clutter-Free Zone: It is very important that a home feel comfortable, so it is not necessary to remove everything that makes it feel lived in. The important focus on making sure each room is clean and tidy. However, the sleeker your rooms look, the more spacious your home will feel.
- First Impressions Count: The exterior of your home is the first thing a potential buyer will see. Consider adding a fresh coat of paint to your front door: it’s an inexpensive and quick addition that can make a lasting impact. Make sure your lawn is kept cut and edged, while flowerbeds and hedges are trimmed and pruned. In the winter, keep walkways and driveways clean.
- Beige& White Are Not All Bad: Your bright purple den that you have always loved may not appeal to in the same way to a buyer. Consider neutralizing strongly colored walls with beige or off-white paint. This is a quick update that can change someone’s entire perception.
Update The Spaces: Do you have a kitchen that you think could use an entire overhaul or a bathroom that needs a lot of work? Try installing new cabinet knobs and drawer pulls, adding fresh, fancy towels or different curtains: the change can help reinvent the space.
- Honey Do List: Your leaky kitchen faucet has always nagged you, now is the time to replace it. The same goes for broken windowpanes, cracked molding and any damage to wall. Fix anything a buyer might notice!