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Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Many people think that you have to spend thousands of dollars to get your home ready to put on the real estate market. The truth is, simple changes can make a big difference. Most importantly, you need to showcase your home’s space to its fullest potential. One of the best ways to do this is to declutter, and then declutter some more. The more stuff you have in a room, the smaller the room looks, and I have never met a buyer that says I just wish this room was smaller.

Here are some of the most important improvements to make when selling your home:

1. Maximize Curb appeal.

Before you can ever sell your house, you have to get potential buyers in the door. Spruce up flower beds, clean up leaves and keep the lawn nicely manicured to attract attention and make people want to see what is on the inside.

2. A Little Paint Goes a Long Way

. So you like color. Bold colors, however, may not appeal to the masses. When you sell a house, your personal tastes simply don’t matter. The goal is to make your home appeal to the masses. Take a look at model homes from builders and note what you see. Lots of neutral colors just for starters.

3. Use Color to Serve a Purpose.

Neutral walls and carpet allow people to imagine themselves living in your home. Appropriate use of color in artwork and accent pieces, on the other hand, add spark to what would otherwise be a dull space. Repeat accent colors a minimum of three times in a room in order to draw the eye into the room.

4. Keep the House Clean.

The old adage, you never get a second change to make a first impression, rings true. You want buyers to look at your home, and not be distracted by dirty dishes or clothes on the floor.

5. Let the sunshine in.

No one likes living in a dark space, so open all window coverings and turn on all the lights when you are showing your home to a prospective buyer. Not only does the light give energy to the room, it can make a smaller space appear larger.

Learn more tips for selling your home. Contact Wayne Henry at 614-439-6180 for more ideas or for a free personalized consultation.



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