1. CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN!
One of the most common mistakes sellers make is not thoroughly cleaning their homes. Dirt, dust and grime that have been missed by a homeowner, will certainly not be missed by a potential buyer! So go ahead, scrub your home down! Clean the countertops, walls and bathroom tiles but also consider pressure washing the decks and porches, deep cleaning the carpets and organizing closets and drawers. Buyers be looking in every nook and cranny of your home so don’t overlook those junk closets and drawers.
While your home may be decorated to your tastes, it may not appeal to potential buyers. For example, bright colors and bold décor may fit your style perfectly, but when selling your home, you want it to appeal to as many people as possible. Repainting the walls is the surest way to make a room feel fresh & new and it can also make the room appear more spacious.
3. MAKE SOME UPGRADES
Cracked floorboards, stained kitchen counters and outdated appliances can turn off buyers. Upgrading these features are a great way to ensure that your home sells as quickly as possible and for the best price! When deciding on upgrades, keep in mind not only your home’s character but also similar homes in the neighborhood. If other homes in your neighborhood have granite countertops and upgraded fixtures it may be a good idea to mirror those upgrades to stay in line with the competition.
4. MAKE IT INVITING
First impressions are always important, especially when it comes to selling your home! Make sure you’ve done some spring cleaning outside as well as inside. Flowers on the porch, trimmed hedges and a freshly mowed lawn can make all the difference. If you really want to brighten things up, try giving your front door a fresh coat of paint!