When it comes to selling your home, the faster the better. So here are some quick, easy, inexpensive Do-It-Yourself tips to help sell your home faster...for more money.
1. Don't Take It Personally
The most common mistake clients make when they come to us for help staging their home is making design decisions based on their personal taste. What you like isn't relevant anymore, you're leaving. So pack up your pictures and keepsakes for your new home and while you're selling, display décor that is clean & simple. If you keep in mind what will appeal to buyers you will enjoy a quick and profitable sale.
2. Clean, Clean, Clean
It's the simplest advice, but you'd be surprised how many homeowners ignore how important it is to clean your house. So dust and scrub every nook and cranny. Get rid of worn out furniture and dusty fake plants. Wipe down your cabinet doors and entry doors. Don't forget to pressure wash the driveway. Over time it's easy not to notice what you've been living with, but buyers will.
3. Have a Painting Party
A fresh coat of paint can work wonders. And it's not just your walls, if your moldings and doors have scuffs or scratches then a new coat of paint can take years off your home. Fresh paint makes your home feel newer and better maintained. You can't go wrong with a clean white, taupe or gray. Just remember to keep the colors light and neutral.
4. Update Your Look
Never underestimate the power of new throw pillows, they can breathe new life into a living room or bedroom. Trendy new cabinet hardware can instantly make your kitchen or bath feel updated. Pack up your bookshelves, then decorate them with just a few trendy accessories. Make it easy by layering shades of one accent color throughout the house to create a cohesive feel.
5. Get a Professional Opinion
Before you start spending time and money, get a professional opinion. For a couple hundred dollars you can spend an hour walking thru your property with a professional Interior Designer who can advise you on effective changes to make, furniture re-arranging, decluttering, accessorizing, color selections, and advice on what is worth spending money on and what will not deliver a return on your investment. That expert guidance can make all the difference when it comes to spending money & effort in the ways that will get your home sold faster and for more money.