Selling an old home can be stressful, especially when you have already recreated or purchased your new home. Along with partnering with a great realtor, here are a few helpful tips & tricks on making that final sale!
Stage & Declutter
New buyers like to envision what a home will look like once they move in, and decluttering can help bring that vision to life! Staging a home is often a great tool to help enhance its appeal to new buyers, and can help sell the home. Staging can be done on your own, or you can hire a professional stager. A few simple staging tips are,
- Increase Lighting: This will help the home feel more open & spacious. Open up those drapes & blinds, and turn on those lights.
- Invest in Some Storage: A few baskets or storage cubes can make a decluttered room feel neat and organized.
- Bring the Outdoors In: Adding fresh flowers or greenery around the home not only smells good, is a nice touch of decor.
A clean home can make all the difference. Eliminating any dust, stains or any other unpleasant grime is a great way to set your home apart from the rest. This is especially crucial or bathrooms & kitchens. Some spots in the home that may not be top of mind,
- Ceiling fans
- Shower grout
- Garage shelving
Make Obvious Repairs
Fix that squeaky door hinge, swap out the lightbulbs and scan your home for any quick repairs that a new home buyer would easily notice during a walk through. This can make the difference in having a home feel less like a work in progress, and more move in ready!
Use the Sense of Smell
Did you know a person’s sense of smell is their strongest sensory feeling? Play this to your advantage by filling your home with pleasant scents. Lavender can be used as a relaxing scent in the bedroom, a fresh linen scent can be a great option for a bathroom or laundry room, and a warm vanilla scent for the kitchen. A few ways to achieve this are through,
- Wall Plug Ins
- Room Spray
Focus on Curb Appeal
First impressions count, and the first impression of a home will be when your potential buyer pulls into the driveway! A few extra flower pots, or a new wreath can take drab curb to new heights. A few tips on how to enhance your homes yard are,
- Cut Your Grass – this may seem obvious but a well manicured lawn makes all the difference.
- Trim Trees/Bushes- any excess tree limbs or bush branches can make a yard look messy
- Clean Any Front Facing Windows- take glass cleaner to any windows on the front entry way, or windows that face outwardly towards the yard.