Five ways to impress potential buyers
To impress potential buyers, there are five specific parts of your house where you can concentrate your decoration work. Do not worry – these quick updates are not expensive. If you have already hired a real estate agent, they can help you determine your suspected buyer and local comps. With this, you can adjust your update budget to the local market. These are the top (fast) updates for your five promising areas:
Update your facade embellishment
What your potential buyers see when they view your home online or drive out can determine the success of your impressions. First impressions really count in real estate. Increase your curb with a few simple changes.
- Remove junk: It is easy to walk away from clutter when it has been there for a while. Clean your garden and veranda with items such as old shoes, dead plants or garden tools. This is a good time to put everything under pressure, including your driveway and porch.
- Update accessories: A new doormat is a cheap and quick update for your veranda. Is it time for a new wreath, or to add one for the first time? Tired or out-of-season decor makes buyers think your house has been on the market for a while. Keep accessories timeless, so that your photos do not look out of date when a holiday expires while you’re preparing your house to sell.
- Add accessories: Porches need accessories to appeal to buyers. You do not have to go overboard – we love the look of a simple front door crown and two or three colorful pot plants. See them as jewelry; the idea is to improve your home, not overpower it.
- Paint your door: This is a bit more involved, but a nicely painted front door is a favorite with the buyer. A beautiful front door is an important part of the charm of your home and complements your accessories.
Receive a warm welcome to your foyer
As soon as potential buyers enter the front door, it is time to fulfill the promise of your beautiful appearance. Even if your home does not have a dedicated foyer, there are simple updates to make it feel like it is more than a passageway. You do not have to spend a lot of time and money on your foyer, but a welcoming entrance is very important for the experience of the buyer. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your access road.
- Declutter: As with most home-seller task lists, decluttering is a priority for every area of your home. Foyers are often crammed with mail, shoes, and jackets that people drop when they walk through the door. When you make your home ready to sell, add some baskets or hooks to absorb the inevitable mess. This makes a great impression.
- To add art or a mirror: Whether you have a foyer or simply a simple access road, wall art creates a definition of space. Mirrors can open and cheer up a smaller foyer. A table or shelf under each wall art is a quick upgrade for your foyer and the perfect place for a colorful accessory or two.
- Make room for a bank: Placing a couch, with space for shoes underneath, at the front door can be a big hit with buyers. A special room to remove shoes when entering, tells buyers that you care about your home and took good care of it.
Update your kitchen without remodeling
You may have heard that kitchens sell houses, and it is true! Your kitchen is the most important room in the home when it comes to home buyers. A complete refurbishment of the kitchen is not always possible when you put your house on the market. Fortunately, there are simple ways to get an updated look that buyers will love.
- Update your cabinet hardware: Tired or outdated hardware can age your kitchen. Replacing all your cupboard and drawer pulls is like a makeover for your cupboards. Oil rubbed bronze and brushed nickel are still the best choice for home buyers and are also the most affordable.
- Quickly add a tile backsplash: A quick way to add a backsplash without the mess and the cost of remodeling is with adhesive mosaics. You can find almost any tile look in this tile application. It is a great solution for houses with a low to medium range or apartments.
- Refresh your add: If you already have a backsplash for tiles, you may need to revitalize the joint. Dirty or aged grout is a big split for home buyers. Whether it is a good cleaning or a new application of grout, this small detail can go a long way.
- Paint your kitchen island: We love the look of a painted kitchen island. This is a smart solution if you do not want to paint all your kitchen cabinets. The top colors for painted kitchen islands are navy blue, gray and black.
Easy bathroom updates that buyers love
Bathrooms can be a great selling point for a home buyer and it is easy to look beyond things that require a solution or update when you use a room every day. Even a dated bathroom can benefit from a few simple updates. The key to making sure your bathroom is ready for the buyer is to view them with fresh eyes. If you look around your objectively in your bathroom, try these simple tips to refresh things.
- Replace your shower curtain: If you have a shower curtain that does not “wow” your visitors, it is time to replace it. The shower curtain can offer color inspiration for making other changes in the bathroom. Also, take a good look at your shower curtain rings. If they are aged or non-matching plastic, replace them with a new set (preferably metal).
- Invest in linen: A set of towels and a bathroom rug that is dedicated to showing days is a must-have. This new set of towels is not for daily use – you only explain this on show days and open days. You do not have to spend a lot of money on your new bathroom textiles, but it is important that they improve the color scheme of your bathroom.
- Update your mirror: In most model homes the bathroom mirrors are rectangular and framed with wood to match the vanity. If your mirror shows signs of wear or is hopelessly outdated, upgrading to a new solution is a quick and important solution.
Make sure your house is ready to sell with color
Does your house have a color scheme? It can be anything from a carefully designed palette to one or two neutral colors with accents. If you plan to paint, consider a soft neutral color throughout your home. One or two accent colors can be added to your neutral color as accessories and linens for a coordinated look. A few adjustments to your existing color scheme can make your home more attractive to buyers. This includes removing items that are disruptive or outdated. Model houses are also a great source of color inspiration for every region – a tour can give you insight into what buyers want in your area.
Add a few of these simple updates to your task list to prepare your home to sell with confidence.