Real estate agents love a home that is decorated beautifully and always shows like a designer show home. I know I do.
But not everyone can spend the cash needed for a home to look like perfection.
A few simple suggestions that are cost-effective will help any house sell:
- Paint. Paint is the biggest thing that will change the look of any home you are trying to sell. Make the entire house the same shade of beige (with grey undertones) and white trim. It will make your house fresh and lend a cohesive look to the house.
- Clean. Buyers like the smell of lemon scented Pine Sol. Not really…but they like the smell of clean. Don’t overload the plug in wall flowers but DO mop the floors before buyers view your home. Clean bathrooms are essential so buy fresh shower curtains with fresh liners. It is the little things that make a really big difference. Oh, and make the beds. White linens sell homes.
- Light. Buyers like light and will be drawn toward a home that is shiny and light. Open all blinds, windows and in most cases…take down the old drapes.
- Paneling. More than any other dated item in a home….faux wood panelling is the kiss of death for most buyers. Paint it or take it down.
I’ll put more suggestions up in the coming days. Obviously, I have lots of them. The above items are not expensive and really can make the difference. The return on painting alone is great and will significantly impact the sales price of your home.