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How to Get Your House Ready to Sell – 11 Hints


Most people think they know the basics of getting their house ready for sale. Removing clutter, fixing broken things, staging rooms… it’s all very simple, right?

It isn’t.

There are dozens of things that can turn potential buyers away from your house. Some of these things may seem really minor, but they accumulate and a few unticked boxes may cost you your sale.

If you really want to convince buyers of the value of your house, there are a few tricks that will really help you get the message across.

1. Lighting

Exchange your harsh white bulbs for soft lighting that will evoke a welcoming and cozy feel in potential buyers. Soft lighting looks good and also helps to hide small blemishes in the house. Choose bulb that are yellow or slightly reddish hued.

2. Clean your windows

Get all your windows washed professionally, or spend an afternoon working on them yourself. Clean both inside and outside and make sure they sparkle. Even on dull days, clean windows bath rooms in more light, making them look much better. Besides, dirty windows are easily noticeable and are a major turnoff for buyers.

3. The devil is in the details

Small details are the ones that end up making your house look a bit… off. Change outlet covers and switch plates in your rooms if they haven’t aged gracefully. Make sure you remove scuffs and spots on your walls.

4. Make your house look welcoming

Clean up your door since it’s probably completely covered with dust and dirt. Repainting your door is an even better option and can make a house look absolutely stunning when paired with new signs and porch lights.

5. Color up

Paint a few adjacent rooms and make them the same color. This will increase the perception of space in your house. Get drapery that matches the walls. Experiment with different shades in different rooms to create a beautiful transition effect.

6. Get good furniture

Empty rooms rarely look good. Upgrade your furniture and decorate your living room according to what you have. Only use old furniture if it still looks good.

7. Use scents

Use scents to make clients feel at home. Bake fresh cookies before your buyers are coming. Use soothing scents in bedrooms and bathrooms.

8. Make it look bigger

Use floor-length curtains to make your ceilings look higher. Striped rugs make your floor seem more spacious. Huge windows also make your rooms seem more open and spacious.

9. Spruce up your garage

Ensure that your garage looks neat and tidy. Install shelves to increase storage areas. You can even create a workshop in a corner. Show the buyer that your garage isn’t just a garage; it’s more.

10. Beware of snoopers

Buyers have a tendencies of snooping everywhere; they’ll open fridges, wardrobes and medicine cabinets. They’ll look in every nook and cranny. Tidy up these areas to ensure that they won’t find any unseemly dirt tucked away somewhere.

11. Feng shui

Whether you believe in feng shui or not, its rules do help houses look better. Close toilet lids, don’t cover up windows and make sure that the first thing you see when you enter a room isn’t the back of a sofa.

Thanks for reading…

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