Quick And Easy Changes To Make When Selling Your Home

Dated: July 21 2014

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Here is a short list of simple solutions to spruce up your home before you list it For Sale. Whether you have lived in your home for a long time and want to make it feel more up to date or you want to blow the competition out of the water, these cheap and quick changes will provide the best bang for your buck and get your house sold in no time!

Create a Nice Entry

Most people don't like stepping from the door right into the living room; they like to see a transition space. So if your home layout doesn’t provide for a separate entry room, don’t worry you can easily create one. By rearranging furniture or adding coat hooks, you could create that transition space buyers are looking for.


Paint

The easiest and cheapest way to get you home buyer ready is simply to paint. A fresh coat of paint will do wonders on how your home shows. It can make the house look larger and brighter and cleaner if you have walls that are dark, marked or stained. But it can also help to eliminate any lingering odors from pets, cooking and smoking. Neutral colors are best, off whites, light beiges, very light browns, light yellows, or light grays are fine.  Your trim should be either natural (varnished) or painted white. All paint fades so even if you already have white or neutral walls, consider adding a new coat to freshen the whole house.  Painting brings one of the biggest bangs for the buck.


Fixtures

Often overlooked by owners, fixtures are the jewelry of the house. And like jewelry they need to be updated every so often or they can date the house. Fixture styles and finished have changed over the years, so updating them to something more current can help buyers feel the home is more contemporary and has been well maintained over the years. If you have a newer home, take the time to upgrade those standard developer fixtures with a step above. You will be sure to help the kitchen and bathroom areas shine for potential buyers.

Beautiful Baths
Luxury items like marble counters, whirlpool baths and steam showers up the attractiveness of any bathroom. But you don’t have to do major renovations to make your Baths more attractive to purchasers. Instead of costly luxury items address the unattractive aspects of your existing bath. Change out the big sheet mirror for a nicely framed mirror. Or if you are handy add a custom frame around it. Add new accessories, like decorative towels, baskets of soaps, cloth shower curtains that give a more luxurious feel.
Organized Closets
If your closets are unadorned, don't underestimate the importance of this easy addition. Just as stainless appliances make buyers believe they are better cooks, closet organizers make buyers believe that they are better homemakers. The idea of having a place for storing everything is a big motivator for many first-time home buyers. By making a small investment in upgrading your home with customized or built-in closet, kitchen or garage organizer systems, you will be offering added value and appeal to a wide range of buyers from the first-timer craving to have a clutter-free existence to buyers who are moving up into a family home and want each family member’s space to have the possibility of order.
Light Up 
Lighting is probably the most overlooked, yet the most important aspect of interior decoration. The reality is that everyone needs three types - task, ambient and decorative lighting - which allow you to change the mood of the room.  If your home doesn't have a lot of windows or get a lot of natural light, consider installing recessed lighting or new sconces, or both, so the buyer won't struggle to figure out how to brighten up the space.
Landscaping
With all your focus on the inside of the house it is important not to forget the outside. Give you home some quick curb appeal by sprucing up the front landscape. If you have grass make sure to keep it watered and green. Spend a few dollars on some new flowers and plants for the front. But don’t forget the ones you already have, do a quick pruning and rake up any leaves.  Create an inviting entryway with a fresh coat of pain and a few potted plants by the front door.


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Zoe Spiliotis
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Ana Maria Navarro

I was born in Cd. Guerrero, Chih. Mexico. Where I finished my elementary studies then I went to Chihuahua, Mexico to study High School, then I obtained my bachelor degree in Psychology. I worked in C....

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