When you are selling your home, you need to make it stand out from the other homes for sale. There are many affordable ways you can make small changes that will drastically improve the impression your home makes on potential buyers. Check out these five tips that will make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
Tidy Your Yard
Start with your yard, but don't worry—you don't need to hire a professional landscaper or spend a fortune on new plants, mulch, etc. Instead, just tidy it a bit by mowing the lawn, edging the lawn, removing weeds, trimming plants, etc. The benefit of this isn't so much about making your yard look more attractive. It's about making it look less neglected. When your yard looks neglected, it sends a message to potential buyers that you may neglect every part of your home, such as the plumbing, appliances, flooring, roof, etc.
Make Rooms Look Larger
Everyone wants big rooms, but in smaller homes, this can be an issue. However, there are ways you can trick people into thinking the rooms are bigger. One of the best ways to do this is by getting rid of oversized furniture. If you have big furniture, such as a king-size bed, buyers won't see the massive bed. They only see a cramped room. Another way to make rooms look bigger is to get rid of clutter, especially clutter that takes up floor space. Last to really fool the eye, you can hang mirrors. Mirrors give the illusion the room is much larger.
Keep it Bright
Make sure you have plenty of lights in your home, and put fresh bulbs in all of them. Keep curtains open to allow natural light to fill the home, which does a better job of making the home look well lit. Homeowners tend to prefer homes with more light, so if your home is dark, they may pass. Another advantage of ensuring there is enough light is that it allows you to show off all the good features of your home. Keeping your home dim hides these features and makes buyers think you are trying to hide negative features of the home.
One of the most important rooms of the home when selling your home is the kitchen. Buyers want the kitchen to be amazing. If you can't afford a remodel, however, there are a lot of small steps you can take to make your kitchen look better. Start by getting a repair technician to handle refrigerator repairs, oven repairs, dishwasher repairs and repairs to any other appliances you plan on leaving when you move. Repairs only cost about $170, so it's a much more affordable way to make buyers think they are getting newer appliances. It's also a good selling point, since the new owners won't have to service them for a while.
Replace Old Knobs and Faucets
It's also a good idea to replace any old knobs and handles you have, especially those in kitchen and bathroom cabinets and drawers. This can give the illusion you've recently updated the entire kitchen. Replacing older faucets also helps to give the kitchen and bathroom fresher looks. If you have enough money, you may want to consider re-facing your cabinets and counter if there are cracks, chips or other damage.
There are many things you can do to make your home look like it is worth more money. In most cases, you can do them for free or incredibly cheap. If you are ready to start boosting the appearance of your home, get started today by contacting a professional appliance repair technician to take a look at your kitchen appliances.