You've decided to put your home on the market and want to spruce up your home but not break the bank. Sometimes the home improvement project list never seems to end. Here is a list of some quick, easy, and inexpensive ways that you can spruce up your home to get it ready to sell. Talk to your Realtor about other specific ways to spruce up your home.
Outside: Curb Appeal
First impressions are everything and the exterior of a home can set the tone for a potential buyer. Spend some time boosting your homes curb appeal. Making these small changes can have a big impact in the eyes of home buyers.
1. Keep Your Garden In Check
Trim the bushes so they don't block your windows. This will show off the windows and let more natural light inside. Make sure your garden and lawn aren’t blocking walkways.
2. Clean Up Tools & Toys
Keep your yard tidy by putting away tools, lawnmowers, and kid toys. If needed, create a designated space for outdoor equipment and toys.
3. Clean The Gutters
Cleaning your gutters can be a major chore but not only is it important to clean them for curb appeal but also for general maintenance.
4. Finishing Touches
Add a seasonal wreath to your front door, add planters to the front porch or step, buy new house numbers, add solar lights to your walkway or update your front porch.
There are small changes that you can make inside your home to make sure you are showing it in its best light. Here are some ways to spruce up the interior of your home.
Swap your lightbulbs out for warm, incandescent light bulbs for a homey feel.
Clear-off all countertops and reorganize bookshelves to create order. This lets potential buyers visual the room with their belongings.
Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones to let more natural light in. Make sure to open the curtains to let light in.
4. Finishing Touches
Do some light staging throughout your home. Place fresh flowers in your entryway, create a centerpiece for your dining table, burn a scented candle, put fresh towels in the bathroom and make sure all the beds are made.
We hope you found these tips helpful. Make sure to ask your Realtor for other ways that you can spruce up your home inexpensively.