4 Effective DIY Projects to do Before Selling
When it’s time to sell your home, staging your property and making home improvements can help you sell more quickly and can also lead to better offers. Knowing where to focus your attention can help you get your home ready quickly and efficiently.
De-Clutter Your Property
Clutter can make a home seem small and claustrophobic. De-cluttering is a good way to make your home seem spacious and attractive to buyers. Clutter can take many forms, so getting rid of clutter is a multi-step process.
The most obvious clutter will take the form of bills and other papers that tend to accumulate on countertops and table tops. Go through your home to remove this clutter from all surfaces so everything appears clean. When this is done, turn to the less obvious clutter. Clean out closets, remove miscellaneous items from living areas and empty out the garage. Opening up space in your home's storage areas will signal to buyers that your property has ample storage space.
Repaint Your Walls
Repainting your walls can make your home look cleaner inside. Many experts will recommend painting your interior walls in neutral colors like beige, gray or cream. Avoid painting bright, vibrant hues, especially in rooms that are small or have limited exposure to natural light. Bright paint can be overwhelming and can also make rooms seem small and dark.
Invest in Landscaping
Landscaping boosts curb appeal and makes your home look tidy on the outside. Choose low maintenance landscaping like impatiens and evergreen, because you'll likely be very busy once your home goes on the market. Native plants are also a good choice because they can grow naturally in your area with little or no care.
Wash the Exterior
Clean the exterior of your home with a strong jet of water from a hose, warm water mixed with detergent and a long-handled scrub brush. Washing the exterior of your home will help make your property look well maintained and will help attract buyers. To clean your windows, use a squeegee and glass cleaner. Remember that cleaning your windows will allow light into your home, which will help with your staging efforts, and will also boost your home’s curb appeal.
Consult with Your Real Estate Agent
An experienced agent can give you tips and advice that can help you boost curb appeal and stage your property. For more information and suggestions, talk to your agent when your home goes on the market. They will have a good amount of experience with homes in your area to know what buyers are looking for.