Time is money, and that’s a truism that especially applies when it comes to selling your home. The longer it’s on the market, the more money you’ll lose. Use your space and time wisely, and make prospective buyers fall in love with your space with a few minor adjustments that will help them see its potential.
Spotlight the Kitchen
To the average buyer, a house’s kitchen is one of its most important features. If you’re going to spruce up any room of the house, make it this one. Replace any dated appliances with stainless steel versions, and upgrade fixtures and cabinet hardware. Adjust the lighting to give the kitchen a cozy glow, and add colorful accents like a bowl full of lemons or vases of fresh flowers.
Improve the Curb Appeal
The first impression is critical in real estate. Make a good one by revamping your home’s appearance. A power washing session is an absolute must, but there might be other tweaks you can make too. Polish any metal fixtures until they shine, hang a flag or a colorful wreath on the door, add fresh mulch to any landscaping, and put colorful potted plants near the door. Make sure any grass lining the walkways is neatly trimmed.
Make Things Less Personal
In your new home, clutter and personal touches will inevitably add character to the rooms. But when you’re selling your old home, your stuff just takes up space and makes things feel cramped rather than open and spacious. You also want your buyers to be able to see their lives there, not yours! Take family photos off the fridge and mantle, clear off the tops of dressers and side tables, get rid of any stacks of clutter, and hide paperwork, backpacks and other personal items.
Set the Stage
Staging your house is one of the most effective ways to entice buyers. This process makes your house look like a model home – inviting but impersonal – so that buyers can picture themselves living there. Keep the kitchen table fully set, clear out the closets so they’re no more than half full, and scrub windows and bathroom surfaces until they shine. Moving out one-third of your furniture is another strategy that can pay off in a huge way, since clearing out bulky chairs and tables makes rooms appear bigger.
Delicate Moving can move your belongings and place them in storage vaults in our secure, climate-controlled facility until you’re ready to move. When your home sells, we can help you make an easy transition into your new home. Let Delicate Movers be your partners in your upcoming move. Contact us today for a quote!