Selling your home can be exciting but also rather stressful. Although you’re likely working with an agency, it’s still your responsibility to make sure your home is in the right condition to be sold. Making your house more attractive will help you to get a better property valuation and sell it for the price you want. Doing that can be easier said than done, though.
Fortunately, there are many different big and small ways to spruce up your home so it looks amazing and sells faster. In this article, we’ll look at four ways you can enhance how your home looks before a showing to make it look as good as possible and make viewers fall in love and want to buy immediately.
1. Clean Thoroughly
The first thing you should do is give your home a complete and thorough cleaning. Even if you’re in the habit of cleaning often, going the extra mile and doing a deep clean can make your home appear more attractive. Clean homes show potential buyers that the properties have been taken care of well and with care.
This encourages them to invest in a house that won’t be as likely to have problems that have been neglected for years. You should clean the floors, walls, ceilings, and everything in between. Also, you should take this opportunity to declutter the house and make sure everything is neat and tidy.
2. Remove Personal Items
Although it can be tempting to leave your photos and favorite mementos in your house to make it seem cozy, this will make it harder for viewers to envision themselves in your home. Remove all your keepsakes, photos, and personal decorations like framed degrees and refrigerator art. Your clothes shouldn’t be visible and your beauty products shouldn’t be on the bathroom counters.
Toys and other items unique to your family should be out of sight, but you can leave normal decorations like paintings and sculptures to make the house look lovely.
3. Make Everything Feel Fresh
Viewers attending your showing should feel welcome in your home, so focus on making everything look and feel fresh. Add colorful and bright potted plants to the house to give it that fresh feeling. Flowers are also a beautiful addition that makes a home stand out, which is probably why the online floral industry in America is worth about $5 billion, as noted by Comfy Living.
Get rid of any odors in the home (you may not notice the lingering smell of last night’s meal but viewers will). You can light candles or incense, or spray air freshener to make the home smell really nice. If you want, you can bake cookies just before the viewing and give the home that wonderful, fresh-baked cookie smell.
4. Consider New Paint
Your house may look perfectly fine as it is, but you may want to consider a new lick of paint or layer of wallpaper to improve its appearance. Paint can truly make a difference—according to House Grail, 88% of people want to be at home more after an interior room has been painted. If you have custom colors in your house, you may need to paint them something more neutral.
Your bathroom may have appealed to you more after painting it your favorite color, but it can be offputting for potential buyers. Interior painting has one of the highest returns on investment as a form of home improvement. According to Forbes, it achieves more than 100% ROI, which means it’s a brilliant idea to paint if you’re planning to sell your home during the spring season.
5. Get Ready to Sell Your Home
Now that you know how to prepare your home for a successful viewing, there is no reason to hesitate or even worry. Once you’ve done all the tasks suggested here, your home will look fantastic, and viewers will be able to see themselves spending their lives in your home. This will encourage them to buy and you’ll get the price you want for your house. It’s a win-win situation!