Selling a home is no easy feat. The amount of time, money, and energy it takes to get a home sold tends to be grossly underrated. But it doesn’t have to be so exhausting if you’re willing to do these 3 simple things before you put your home on the market:
- Give the outside a manicure. The outside is the first thing people see when they pull up to your home and it’s often times the first image they see online. As you may know first impression is everything! You want the user on the other end of the screen to keep clicking through to the next picture and you want that buyer to pull up to the front of the home and rush to get inside. Spend some time powerwashing the exterior and the driveway. Cut the grass, edge the lawn, and put some fresh mulch down in the flower beds. You want every exterior feature of the home to say “buy me!”
- Paint the interior. It doesn’t help to have a gorgeous yard but alarming wall colors inside the home. This may seem superficial but the truth of the matter is colors steer our emotions. It influences the way we feel. We can walk into a room that has bright red walls and instantly feel shocked or we can walk into a room that has smooth gray colors and feel calm. You want the consumer to feel comfortable like your home is their own, and believe it or not paint colors play a huge role.
- De-clutter the space. Buyers are “snoopers” they like to look through everything -closets, cabinets, and drawers! Reasonably speaking, not too much is off the table when buyers are peaking around. So you want to de-clutter those spaces. Learn to live with less and let them see how much room is really in the master closet without having to imagine it by looking pass your stuff. Additionally, clear all items off the counters in the home. That includes the kitchen counter, island, bathroom counters, tables, and anything else that has a tendency to collect junk mail. It’s much easier for someone to picture their own “masterpiece” when they have a clean canvas.