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Tips & Tricks on Selling Your Home Quickly

Written by Abbey Shafer

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,

  1. Increase Lighting: This will help the home feel more open & spacious. Open up those drapes & blinds, and turn on those lights.
  2. Invest in Some Storage: A few baskets or storage cubes can make a decluttered room feel neat and organized.
  3. Bring the Outdoors In: Adding fresh flowers or greenery around the home not only smells good, is a nice touch of decor.

Deep Clean

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,

  1. Baseboards
  2. Vents
  3. Ceiling fans
  4. Shower grout
  5. 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,

  1. Candles
  2. Wall Plug Ins
  3. 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,

  1. Cut Your Grass – this may seem obvious but a well manicured lawn makes all the difference.
  2. Trim Trees/Bushes- any excess tree limbs or bush branches can make a yard look messy
  3. Clean Any Front Facing Windows- take glass cleaner to any windows on the front entry way, or windows that face outwardly towards the yard.

About the author

Abbey Shafer

Abbey Kebe is a marketing coordinator here at MoveEasy, who helps spread the word about MoveEasy's best in class moving concierges!

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