It is a challenging time to sell a home. There are things you can do to make it easier for you. You will have to spend some money, but the good news is that you can recoup most of it on these easy and affordable weekend projects.
1. Paint! It is inexpensive to buy the tools and the materials and the work is not too difficult. I suggest a light and bright and neutral color that can easily fit in with any Buyer’s furniture preferences. The Buyer can keep it simple and neutral or they can dress it up to suit their own taste with bright colored rugs, wall decor, and window treatments. It is easier for them to envision the space as theirs when it is empty canvas. You can keep it inside, but if the budget allows paint some of the accents of the home like eaves, shutters, trim, or just a bright vibrant color on the front door with couple chairs painted to match . It adds curb appeal and can bring alot of color to a front of back porch.
2. Landscape! It is affordable to buy plants and there are very few tools a person will needed. We all know first impressions are important and, besides the house from the curb, the landsacping is the first theing the Buyer’s will see. It is important to keep in mind the Buyer might see five or ten homes when they are out looking. Keep the landscape beds free of weeds, the bushes trimmed, the lawn cut and looking healthy, and maintain it as well as you can during the time your home is on the market. I would advise simple, tasteful, and easy to care for because some buyers may not have a green thumb and may not want to pay to have it professionaly maintained.
3. Clean up! It has been proven that Buyer’s cannot clearly envision their stuff in the home if all they can see is your stuff. Clear off the counter tops and leave them clean for the Buyer to see just how much space there is for their stuff. Make sure that excess furniture is removed so that a Buyer can easily navigate the room. Put away all the clothes and boxes and toys. Your bathrooms, kitchen, and bedrooms should remain clean the whole time the home is being shown. You want the Buyer to only think happy thoughts.
4. Repair! If there is some simple things like stains in the carpet, leaky toilet or faucet, squeaky doors, messy stains under the kitchen sink either fix it yourself or find a plumber, handyman, to fix it. It money is too tight then look on YouTube for directions to fix this or that. You can rent a steam cleaner at Lowes and make that carpet look and smell new again.
5. Stage It!: Staging a home is decorating it to look like a model home. The furniture is new, clean, and well matched to all the decor. You can hire a staging professional yourself or your Realtor can most likely suggest one for you. A staging professional most likey has an interior deocrating background and can probably help make the space look bigger and more open with their furniture layout and use of colors.
To summarize you want the Buyer to only think happy thoughts. The more they can see things they like the more positive they can become. The oppos
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