Easy ways to make your home more appealing to buyers

There are hundreds of properties on the market at any one time. For this reason, you have to make sure that yours stands out. There are a few ways that you can do this, some of which can be found below. Let´s start.

Fix the little things

The longer you live in one place, the easier it is for you to overlook all the things that need work. You need to fix these little things so that you can make your home way more appealing to buyers. So, if the doorknob to your bathroom is broken, or if you have a cracked tile in the kitchen then now is a great time for you to get that sorted. The more repairs you can do, the more appealing your home will be. If you are struggling with the idea of this, then put yourself in the shoes of a buyer. Would you have a problem with the shed door hanging off? Probably 😊

Neutral paint

Painting the walls of a home can really personalize the space. If you over-personalize it, this is not what you need now. This is specially the case when you are trying to sell. If you have very brightly coloured walls, then consider going over them with white or even beige.

Earth tones are your friend here, so experiment and find out what works. If you want to step things up to that next level, then get some vinyl floor boards.

Lighting

Lighting and luminaires (fixtures) can dramatically change the look and feel of a home. This is especially the case if you have something that is fresh out of the 70’s. Upgraded light fixtures can make your home look much more modern and they can also brighten up the space. They can make rooms appear more vibrant, and it doesn’t take long for you to make a change like this. Of course, the more natural light you can let into the home, the better. Try and open up your curtains, use mirrors and other reflective surfaces to make this happen. Sometimes a small change can go a long way, so if you have your TV in front of the window then move it to another location. If you have ornaments clogging up the windowsill, move them and really let that light shine through. Thin, silk curtains can also exaggerate the amount of natural light there is in a room as well, so this is another consideration.

Declutter once

The more stuff you have in your home, the harder it will be for you to know where things belong. If you are finding it hard to know where to start, then the bathroom is a fantastic place. You can then work your way down the home, and before you know it, you will have cleared away a ton of stuff and in very little time. Decluttering is also a fantastic way for you to realize how much space you actually have in the home as well, not to mention that a clear house equals a clear mind!

Now your house is ready to be sold!

Have a wonderful day!

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10 Comments

  • Autumn 2019-01-17 at 6:16 pm

    These tips for making a home more likely to sell are spot on. You really want the prospective buyers to visualize their own belongings in the home so minimalist furniture is appealing. I’ve also heard that the best place to spend money is in all the fixtures not just lighting. So door handles, faucets, etc. It really makes the whole feel fresh and new. Great read!

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    • lacasadefreja 2019-01-21 at 11:02 am

      Exactly! Keeping it simple and taking off our too personal items. There is a must to spend some money if you want to sell your house, little things can give a different appearance to the house.

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  • Alexa 2019-01-17 at 8:03 pm

    This is so wonderful, I’m putting my house up soon and can really use all of these tips, especially the decluttering!

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    • lacasadefreja 2019-01-21 at 11:03 am

      Happy you can use this post!

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  • Madi Rowan 2019-01-18 at 4:57 am

    This is SUCH a science. My childhood home has been on the market for over a year & my family had to go back & de-personalize it. Basically they tried creating a blank canvas, as you mentioned with the neutral colors! You want the buyer to imagine them living there instead of you!
    -Madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com

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    • lacasadefreja 2019-01-21 at 11:04 am

      Yes! The less the better, in this case works very well too.

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  • Mama Writes Reviews 2019-01-18 at 5:47 pm

    These are such important tips. Sometimes buyers have a hard time imagining things as they WILL BE and instead focus on things as they are… like those tiny smudges on the walls or the stack of papers on the table.
    I especially agree on the lighting. It’s a small and easy change that can make a world of difference!

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    • lacasadefreja 2019-01-21 at 11:05 am

      Its important to get in the buyers perspective 🙂

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  • Tracy 2019-01-19 at 1:16 am

    Landscaping or creating a welcoming entry is also important. To me, clutter is the worst. Start your packing early !

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    • lacasadefreja 2019-01-21 at 11:07 am

      Yes, you are right. That´s the first thing buyers see!

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