Selling your house can be a stressful time, as you try and make your home presentable and attractive to strangers. You want to get the best possible price for your property, while spending as little as you can.
Luckily, some small changes to your house can make a big difference to the way that potential buyers see it, helping your home sell for its asking price or even higher. Here are a few easy touches that will make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
A house buried in piles of personal belongings obscures the best features of your home and can be a real turn off for potential buyers. If you have an excess of ‘stuff’ in your house, put some into storage to increase the impression of space and tidiness. Even the inside of your cupboards and any storage spaces should be neat and not filled to capacity.
If you’ve been using your spare room as a storage room or somewhere to dry your clothes, consider repurposing it for your potential buyers’ visits. Could you make it into a charming seating space, office, or spare bedroom? See the potential in the space you have, and try to show it off as well as you can.
Make the entrance amazing
First impressions are everything. Make sure your entryway is newly decorated, fresh-smelling, light and airy, and generally appealing. It will also be the last thing viewers see as they leave, so it’s doubly important to give it the attention it deserves.
Light it up
Proper lighting can make a massive difference to the aspect of a room, or the house overall. Try and get viewings when the natural light is at its best. Use strategically placed lamps with low wattage to create a warm and welcoming glow and consider installing functional lighting above kitchen work surfaces and for high traffic areas. This can really transform the whole impression of a space, making it appear larger, more homely, and cleaner.
If you can, it’s worth investing some money to bump up the potential price of your home, giving you a good return in the long run. Refreshing the bathrooms can really help raise the price of your house, as can new windows and a coat of paint. The most important area is the kitchen – a functional, modern, and good quality kitchen can add much more to the price of your house than you spend on it.