Tuesday, December 17, 2019 / by Jason Huerkamp
Things You Can Do This Winter to Get Your Home Ready For a Spring Sale!
2. De-clutter your home
Potential buyers want to be able to envision themselves living in your home, so it's best to remove as much clutter and personal items as possible. Pack up all of your personal photos, family heirlooms and other objects that might distract the buyer. You want to provide them with a clean, impersonal environment so that they can visualize themselves living there. You may want to consider renting a storage unit to temporarily store everything but the most critical pieces of furniture and decor. When you work with us, you also get to take advantage of a complimentary consultation with our professional stager who will meet with you and provide several ideas to get your home ready for showings!
3. Update hardware and light fixtures
Is your home filled with that brass hardware that was so popular in the 90's? One way to instantly and cost-effectively update your home is to replace all of the outdated hardware and fixtures. This simple update can really freshen up a home and make it more appealing to potential buyers.
4. Fix anything that is broken
It can be a great idea to get your home pre-inspected so that you know everything that is wrong/broken upfront and you can repair accordingly. Small things that might not stick out to you may be very noticeable to potential buyers so you'll want to make sure to present your home in the best light possible. In addition, getting a pre-inspection may be a good negotiating tool in a hot spring market!
You only have one chance to make a first impression, so it's important to ensure that your paint selections say, "welcome home". While the paint colors your kids chose for their bedrooms might reflect their personality, some buyers have a hard time looking past a color if they don't like it. A fresh coat of paint can brighten a space and make a home feel updated and well maintained. Find a soft neutral color that isn't white and paint every room the same color. Again, you want your home to present itself as neutral as possible so that potential buyers are able to see themselves living there and making it their own!