Selling a home is no small task with a lot of steps involved. One of the most important steps is giving your home a clean, refreshed look. With a busy schedule of taking the kids around to activities and everything else, it can be difficult to find the time to get your home ready for showings. You can hire a professional, or what real estate agents call a home stager, or you can start with these DIY tips to see what a difference you can make in your home to help attract your ideal buyers.
Some Home Improvement Ideas To Help Sell Your Home Quickly
Declutter Your Home
While this might be the least exciting part of getting a home ready to sell, decluttering is a must. You can enlist your kids to help by having them work through their own stuff. For everyone, set out boxes for ‘keep,’ ‘donate,’ ‘throw away,’ and ‘later,’ to help sort through items as quickly as possible. The Marie Kondo method of only keeping items that spark joy is a good one to follow, as you work through items by category. Once your home is decluttered you’ll have an easier job of seeing where you can update and it’s a great way to create more space in your home.
Refresh fixtures and hardware
Going for a complete bathroom or kitchen renovation is no small job, but you can give these high-traffic areas a refresh with new hardware. In the kitchen, that could mean cabinet handles and drawer pulls, and even a new faucet. Overhead lighting can also be replaced with on-trend pendants or bamboo lights. In the bathroom, the same applies and you can also consider caulking your shower for an additional refresh or adding bathroom safety features for a family home.
Painting your home is a great way to make it look new and fresh. It can also be a good investment if you are planning to sell your house in the near future.
A full paint job is a good idea for anyone who wants to sell, and for that, you probably want to hire professionals. Other, smaller projects can get done during a weekend. Cabinet doors can be removed in kitchens and bathrooms and repainted. You could pick one wall to be an accent wall for a fresh coat of paint, or go with the wallpaper trend that is big right now. Even a small accent wall can change the energy in a room.
There are many different types of paint that you can use for painting your home. You should choose the type of paint that best suits the style of your home and the type of surface that you want to paint.
Update your curb appeal
Getting your home ready to sell isn’t only about the inside, what’s on the outside matters too. When agents talk about the front of your home, they say improving your home’s curb appeal, because you want potential buyers to say “wow” and be interested in taking a closer look just from the curb. That means pulling weeds, trimming trees, shrubs, and bushes, and adding colourful plants either in pots or flower beds.
Another expert tip is to consider artificial grass or to paint your front door; some colours worth considering are black, red, or dark grey. Consult with your real estate agent before going for anything too bold.
When you are gearing up to sell, before you invest in a home stager you can see what you can accomplish with these DIY tips. When in doubt, consult with your real estate agent to make sure you are showing off your home’s best features.