Selling a home can be a stressful and sometimes lengthy process. If your house sale has hit a bit of a brick wall or if you’re just keen to make sure that your home is at its best for potential buyers, we’ve brought together some quick and inexpensive tips to help you to make that sale.
Upgrading your door furniture is an inexpensive way to make an update throughout your entire home. Maybe you can’t afford to change the doors? No worries. New door handles (and knockers, for the external) will make a noticeable difference.
This tip requires a little more effort but is absolutely worth it. Showing potential buyers around a home painted dark, rich colours may be slightly off-putting. You’re not just selling a home, you’re selling a lifestyle. Brighter, more neutral hues such as magnolia will appeal to a broader taste and allow potential buyers to envision how they would make their new home look.
Do you have a small room or hallway ? Add a mirror. Coupled with natural light and well-dressed windows, it will make a room look lighter.
Set the atmosphere
Atmosphere isn’t how a home looks but how it feels. Why not add a candle or two, for a warm glow? Use fragranced ones to create a relaxing feel. If it’s winter, light the fire. Make your space inviting. Think about playing music. Don’t just choose something that you like - remember why you’re using it. Try a CD of calming acoustic guitar - dance anthems compilation certainly won’t have the desired effect.
Nobody likes a cluttered home. Remember, you want potential buyer to love your space, so let them see it. Buy some inexpensive storage (IKEA offer good solutions) and get toys, books and other bits and bobs out of the way. If there is good storage in your home, use it.
Once your clutter is out of sight, it’s time to accessorise. Flowers can be bought for as little as £3 but they make a big difference. Buy colours that match your decor. They’re sure to stand out, amongst your new neutral background and add a personal touch and complement your home.