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Is Your Home Designed to Sell?


If you are in the process of putting your home on the market or if your home has been on the market for some time, let’s look at some of the ways to get it ready, or make those needed changes BEFORE changing that asking price. Who knows…Maybe after you make these changes, you may just want to keep staying there yourself!

Walls

Tips to staging your home for saleKnock it down and take it out. Open up that area or room.

* Paint them. A fresh coat of paint makes any room more alluring. Don’t be afraid to use a bit of color, and don’t go crazy with it! By adding some warm neutrals, you will actually show your viewing prospects possibility. Sometimes white walls are just too plain and leave no room for imagination.

* Limit your wall color choices to 2 or 3 related hues to unify your home's look from room to room. Painting trim and any crown molding the same color throughout your home will help tie everything together.

Furniture

You want things to flow!

*  Make sure your furniture floor plan fits the scale. If you have too much furniture, a room can look crowded and stuffy so take some things out. Same thing is true if you don’t have enough in the room.

*  Reorganize what you have or add a couple of pieces.

*  Have your dinning room table opened to its max or show how compact it can be to install all possible functions for the area.

*  Slip covering drab furniture and adding accent pillows will only add appeal to a buyer.

Tips to staging your home for saleKitchen
Your kitchen is the center of family life. Lets give your kitchen a stylish, functional, and affordable new look.

*  Replace that dated countertop and backsplash.

*  Dress up cabinets with a fresh coat of paint and fashionable knobs or pulls.

*  If you have one of those ceilings with an inset of florescent lighting covered with plastic, take it out and replace it with can or pendent lights.

*  Give it an accent color of its own. Take that space back!  

Bathrooms

Your powder room(s) can be considered one of the smallest rooms in your house, but it's also one thing potential buyers consider most.

*  Cover those walls AND ceilings with fabric, paint, or a textured wall covering.

*  Turn a piece of furniture into the vanity.

*  Swap out your faucet fixtures and shower head.

*  Add a new mirror or frame the old one you have.

*  If any have shower curtains, add a new one and install it from the ceiling so it looks like drapes. It will make the area look bigger and more luxurious.

Lighting

*  Swap out light fixtures and face plates.

*  Dress up a ceiling-mounted light fixture with a medallion.

*  Add under-cabinet lighting or pendants over a bar area.

*  Exchange those lamp shades with a new color or texture.


Tips to staging your home for sale

*  On an Open House day, have your home filled with fresh flowers.

*  Add scented candles OR even bake something in the oven, WHO does not Love it when that sense is touched!

*  Add an area rug, it will anchor and define a space.

*  Buy some new bedding for accent POW!

*  Be it plants or small trees, greenery is a perfect space filler!

*  Swap out that art for a large mirror. Mirrors make any room appear larger; it will open up that space.

*  Replace your front door, it’s one of the most visible parts of your home and will complement almost any home's architecture.

*  Repave your driveway. Adding color, texture, and or pattern to poured concrete customizes the look and adds only a few dollars per square foot to the cost of a plain slab.

*  Tidy up your garage. Complete garage systems include rolling cabinets and a good workbench. New epoxy paints for garage floors include urethane for durability.
*   Add a sink in your laundry room.

*   Update your fireplace mantel.

*   Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize!


If doing this yourself is too much on the brain, hire that professional. Having your home staged or being properly directed with using what you have, will get that extra buck you are asking for. You want people to see as much possibility as they can with what you have.