- Redoing the Outdoors
Many home buyers enjoy gardens and outdoor spaces. However, maintaining these spaces can be intimidating for some. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, a potential buyer needs to see the positives of a garden rather than the work required to maintain it. After all, these homeowners will not want to buy a home with a “jungle” growing behind it. They’re not interested in dealing with that as well as everything else that comes to being a homeowner.
Prepare an area outdoors for dining by giving your garden area a bright new look by trimming the hedges and mowing the lawn. If you’ve got money to spare, call a local landscaper to come over and go over your garden. You’ll get that professional look that experts are trained to do.
- Those jobs that you’ll “do next weekend.”
As you become comfortable in your home, those DIY jobs, however small, seem to go by the wayside. You tell yourself you’ll get to them, but you don’t. In fact, your attitude about your home may be that you feel the unique paint job or peeling wallpaper gives your house a unique, quirky charm. However, you must understand that most homebuyers are not going to feel what you feel about the quirks.
Minor issues – floor tiles that are scuffed, rusty radiators, exposed light fittings, stirring boards that are chipped – can be fixed easily. These jobs are small, but their impact on buyer’s mentality can be huge.
Keep in mind that your home is competing with other homes that buyers are viewing. So don’t give them an excuse to concentrate elsewhere, especially when there are so many choices.
- Display Your Space
Every buyer wants as much as they can get for their money. Therefore, feeling like one’s living area is spacious is crucial. You have two choices to create an open plan living – put on your hard hat and knock walls down or declutter. Either way takes work, but it is essential to not let your home feel cramped for buyers. Here are some tips from Doorsteps.
Put mirrors in smaller rooms. This gives the illusion that the room is larger than it is. Or get creative with storage to open up a room – Ikea furniture can be good for this.
Look at what is currently on the market. You’ll see that open living plans are prominent. It’s what modern living for a family is all about.
- First Impressions are Important
The outside of your home will be what a buyer first sees before they come inside. It’s their first impression.
Your house needs to be attractive inside as well as have curb appeal. If you’re fortunate enough to have a front garden, ensure it looks welcoming. You typically only have one chance to give potential buyers a good first impression of your home. This is whether they see your property online or drive past it.
Put hanging baskets in front of your house. Use seasonal flowers to brighten up the brickwork to make everything stand out.
- Keep Neutral in Line
So you painted your son’s room black. After all, he was in a grunge period. However, now you can neutralize the rooms in your house.
Some buyers can see past your unique idea of wall art, or they can ignore the ugly wallpaper. However, typically these can be turn-offs. If you want to get the right price for your home, make your home as appealing to buyers as you can. Thinking neutral is the key.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to take all the life and uniqueness from your home and make it look not lived in. However, on the weekend, pulling out the paintbrush and touching up chipped paint or turning a room into a neutral color scheme will make a huge difference. It’s neutral, light colors that help a room look spacious.