Your home’s interior and exterior decorations are key to a fast sale. Here’s how you can do it:
Declutter your home
One of the fastest ways to sell your home is by eliminating visual clutter. When buyers walk through your home – or embark on a virtual tour – they want to see a clean and organized house, not a messy one.
During private showings, potential buyers are also likely to peek into your closets, drawers, and storage areas. If they’re overstuffed, buyers are likely to think there’s less storage space than there actually is.
Decluttering helps you as well, because there will be fewer items to pack when you finally move. Make sure to remove larger or bulkier furniture and store the clothes and toys you out of your closet in boxes.
Paring down what’s in your closet is especially important because buyers want to see how much space there is for their belongings. Stage your closet like a showroom and put your best items on display.
Remove all personal items
Depersonalizing is an essential step when preparing your home for sale. Since buyers want to visualize their life in your home, it’s best to make your place as neutral as possible. Don’t distract buyers with personal photos, collections, accessories, and quirky decorations. Keep them out of sight.
Improve the lighting
Good lighting can do wonders for your house. It highlights the space and features of the room, and creates a mood you want to convey. The right lighting can also make the space seem larger or smaller, depending on what you’re going for.
There are three types of lighting that you need to consider:
- Natural lighting makes the room look larger and can be enhanced by using light-colored window treatments or adding mirrors.
- Aesthetic lighting, on the other hand, focuses on the fixture itself or on the effect it creates on the space. This can be combined with a main light source such as an overhead or ceiling fixture.
- Task lighting refers to a light source meant to illuminate a specific activity. Examples include pendant lighting over a kitchen island, vanity lights, or adjustable floor lamps.
Switch to neutral colors
A neutral color palette can go a long way when selling your property. Since you want buyers to envision themselves living in your home, a neutral color palette helps them to achieve this.
Before deciding on a color, think of the room and how the right paint can enhance its function. For instance, kitchens with a gray-blue palette are more appealing to buyers as compared to all-white ones. A gray-blue palette feels calm and fun, which is exactly what a kitchen should be. As for the living room, a light beige or a gray-brown color palette with white accents gives a cozier and more welcoming feel.
Make each style cohesive
While each room in the home doesn’t have to be exactly the same, it still has to look cohesive. You want one functional space to flow easily into the next one. This can be achieved by making sure that the colors and furniture complement each other.
A color scheme is the first design element you need to consider. Choose no more than five colors for your house; the minimum is three. Not all of the colors need to be present in each room. The primary and secondary colors are enough.
Rent furniture if needed
Renting furniture is another great way to appeal to buyers. It’s also a smart move to make when your current furniture is looking a little outdated. Or if it doesn’t match the rest of your house. Or if you have more space in your house than furniture. Make sure the furniture rental store or company is located in your area.
Enhance your home’s exterior
If you want your property to stand out from the start, you need to invest in its curb appeal. When you improve your property’s outward appearance, it will attract buyers, entice them to check out your home, and most importantly, raise the value of your property.
To make the exterior of your house more attractive, quick and simple solutions include trimming shrubs, mowing the lawn, pulling out weeds, and adding colorful planters. If you want to take the extra step, repainting the front door does the trick. A bold color or a contrasting color that goes with the rest of your home will definitely make your home stand out. Note, too, that painting your front door black increases the value of your home by 2.9%, according to a recent paint color analysis by Zillow.
Searching for more tips and tricks on how to sell your home fast and for top dollar? The Page Morgan Real Estate Group are the listing agents to call when it comes to selling a home in East Cobb, North Fulton, and Sandy Springs, GA.
We have more than 25 years of experience in guiding clients through some of the biggest real estate decisions of their lives. We’ve met clients during a job promotion or demotion, the birth of a child or death of a family member – or even when kids move to college. We walk them through the most stressful times of their lives and hold their hand every step of the way.