When you put your home on the market for the first time, it can be scary. Moving is something you are excited about, and you need your old home to sell before you can move on. Just how can you get people interested in your home? You already know that you should try to keep it clean during showings, and that your bathroom and kitchen are important areas for potential homebuyers, but how can you give your house an edge over the competition? With a few tips and tricks, selling your home will get a lot easier.
Creating a Blank Slate
Over the span of the years you have likely spent in your house, you’ve turned it into a home. Walls are painted your favorite colors, photos grace all of the walls, and your favorite eccentric art piece sits center stage in your living room. While these elements are the things that made your home unique and special, they could hinder sales. When a potential buyer comes through your home to check it out, all of those personal touches make it difficult for to picture themselves living there. As tough as it may be, one of the best things you can do when you’re in the process of selling your home is making it a blank state. Remove family photos, choose generic art, and repaint walls in a neutral color.
Rely on Light
Natural light is high atop the wish lists of many homebuyers. They know about the benefits of natural light, and the open feel can be incredibly welcoming. If your home has plentiful natural light, use it. Open shades and drapes, or choose lightly colored translucent ones. Cut back trees and shrubs that block out the sunlight and dim your living space. Some homes aren’t equipped with great natural light, so take care to make your own. Switch out dark lamp shades for light ones, and make sure each room has a lighting feature so it feels bright and airy.
Storage space is a vital part of any home. It helps keep a home organized, and makes it easier for families to live their lives. Do your best to highlight the storage space in the property you are selling by using it well. Make your closets look larger by emptying about half of the things you usually keep in them. This will make it seem as though you are swimming in space.
Simply Referable is Ready to Help
The small team or realtors at Simply Referable is deeply focused on creating a memorable selling experience for you and your family. Each of our team members has an area of expertise, and we strive to form lasting bonds with each of our clients. We want to be your go-to realtors every time you or a friend wants to make a change. With local expertise, a focus on customer service, and recognition as top-notch real estate professionals, we can help you whether you are buying or selling. Contact us online or give us a call at 410-983-9045.