Tips for Updating The Home Before Selling

Putting in the work and effort to refresh your home prior to listing in on the market can be daunting. While it is something that most people want to avoid, it is also one of the most effective way to maximize your home's value and sale price. When a potential buyer comes through the front door, you want their first breath to smell like home. You never get a second chance at a first impression,” or so the old saying goes.

Here are some of the ways that you may find helpful:
1. Front Door

Potential buyers don’t want to be greeted by chipped paint or loose door furnishings. Give your front door a fresh lick of paint and tighten up that knocker. Stick to neutral palette, like white or beige. Overall it will still depend in your home's theme and overall look.

Why not place plant pots on either side of the doorway? Be creative and make it welcoming and stand out.

2. Fresh Smell

Buyers want to see neat cupboards, sparkling clean fridges and aroma-free dishwashers. Anything different will start to disappoint and put doubts in their minds. Use natural scents around your home. Essential oils are a great hit nowadays. You may also use fresh flowers, a bunch of lavender or even fresh coffee all add to the sense of a house being a home. 

3. A Different Light

Notice how homes in magazines are always well lit. This greatly affects the mood of the house and showcases it the best way possible. Like in selfies, lighting also makes a ton of difference both in photos and actual real life.

Replace faded lampshades and make sure you haven’t got any unsightly bare lightbulbs hanging from the ceiling. Work out what sort of lighting you’ll need for each room too.

4. Declutter

Get rid of personal stuff to make the home show better. Oftentimes, buyers have a hard time looking past clutter and seeing the actual house. A clutter-free home will appear larger, and you want to make your place look as big as you can.

Clear counter tops, put away small appliances, remove makeup and other personal items in the bathroom. 

5. Clean Windows

No matter what else you do to try and increase the value of your home before you list it for sale, make sure to clean everything from top to bottom. Nothing turns people off more than dirt and grime. Tackle the floors, the walls, the ceilings, the air vents, and everything else you can find!

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