Are you looking for a change of scenery this year? Downsizing? Scaling up? Two-story to a one-story? No matter the reason, you now have both an exciting future to look forward to…and the dreaded task of selling your house. It can be a stressful process, but we here at 360° Painting can offer a few tips on how to sell your home as quickly as possible.
The trick to selling your house is to make your home “move-in ready”.
Homebuyers are already overwhelmed with the process of moving – make your home look as easy as possible. And that means spending a little extra money upfront to get a big reward down the road.
Start with the first impression.
Everyone knows that first impressions are important when meeting new people. But don’t forget that this also applies to houses. Make sure your house and its potential new owners get off on the right foot. A new coat of paint covers the normal wear-and-tear of a house and assures potential homebuyers that the house has been well-maintained.
In with the neutrals, out with the bold.
Yes, we are the first ones to get enthusiastic about a bold accent wall or saturated colors but, when it comes to selling your house, your number one priority is making it a “blank slate” so that homebuyers can picture themselves with their own color preferences in your home. Invest in a fresh coat of neutral paint in your home. The investment will pay off big time.
Invest in new linens.
This is a trick my realtor gave me that helped sell our house in a matter of days. Invest in white towels for the bathrooms – this automatically makes the rooms seem brighter and more polished. While you’re at it, setting the table with white plates and subtle linens is another great way to make the home feel move-in ready.
Stage your furniture.
You may even have to rent furniture to do this but trust us, it’s worth the up-front cost. Don’t believe us? Check out Cheryl Eisen who makes huge profits by staging apartments in New York City. Arrange your furniture in a way that other people can imagine themselves in. It’s not always practical but what matters is if it's aesthetically pleasing.
Depersonalize the space.
This may seem harsh but again, homebuyers want to be able to imagine their futures in the home. It’s time to pack up the art-prints that may take a little “getting used to” and to put away your family photos and memorabilia. Just think of this as the beginning of the move-out process. Once your home is on the market it's no longer yours.
Armed with these five crucial tips, go out and sell your home!
And remember, 360° Painting are the expert professionals in interior and exterior painting. Let us help you sell your home and move into your dream home!