So I have some big news to share, we moved!!! It’s such a crazy story, if you want to read it I posted it on my other blog HERE. It has been a couple of weeks and sometimes it still doesn’t feel real but we are settling in and really enjoying our new home. In the process of all the crazy buying and selling I thought I’d share some of my tried and true tips for getting your home ready to sell. I can tell you from experience they work, and are worth the time, we put our house on the market and it sold within three weeks!
When you’re selling your home it’s important to make your home as appealing to buyers as possible. This means de-cluttering and organizing specific areas of your home to draw them to the buyer’s attention. Today I’m sharing 4 important tips that are sure to help you get top dollar for your home.
Pack early! I recommend staring to pack as early as possible. This will help clear out excess clutter and the things buyers don’t need to see. You don’t always using everything in your house, and there are definitely things you can live without for a period of time, to make your home more appealing to buyers.
Less is more. The less buyers see of your stuff, the more appealing your home will be, and your house will sell quicker.
Remember when you are packing to throw away, or donate, things that you haven’t used in awhile. There is no point in moving something you never use! If you find something and didn’t remember that you owned it you should probably just get rid of it. Moving is the perfect time to de-clutter your home and it’s my favorite part of moving!!!
Feature your best assets. When buyers walk through your home, the things they are most interested in are the kitchen and bathrooms. Spend a little bit of time and money to make these spaces in your home, the best they could possibly be.
Declutter the kitchen and bathrooms, so there’s nothing on the counters, except for maybe some fresh flowers. And don’t forget the cupboards and drawers! Buyers want to look to see how much space the cupboards have so declutter these areas and make sure they are nicely organized. I purchases these spacers on Amazon and it made a huge difference in how organized my drawers looked!
I highly recommend spending a little bit of money on each of these spaces, to freshen them up. Update mirrors in the bathroom, paint the kitchen and bathrooms with a fresh coat of neutral paint, update the light fixtures, the cupboard knobs & pulls, etc. Anything you update in the space will draw the buyers attention and you’re guaranteed to make your money back when you sell your home!
Since we’re talking about updating, another thing that is sure to draw buyer’s attention, is a neutral color scheme. You might like your bright blue bedroom and the accent wall in your living room, but the buyers won’t. Spend a little bit of time and money to paint over your bright and/or dark colors, with a neutral gray (here are my favorite grays), so the buyers can walk into your home and visualize their things in the space, and not be distracted by your color schemes.
Storage space is king! Buyers want to know your house has all the space it needs to store their stuff.
Declutter and spend some time organizing all your closets so buyers know your home has what they need! If a buyer looks in a closet and see stuff crammed in there, they will automatically assume there isn’t enough storage in the house, which is a huge downfall for you! Your closets are definitely one of the places it’s worth spending a little bit of time money to make them look as good as possible. There are lots of inexpensive options for storage bins on Amazon to help you get started with your organization!
Once all the most important places of your home are cleaned up, decluttered, and freshened up, your home is ready to list! If you follow these tried and true tips your home is sure to sell and you’ll be on your way to your new home. Congratulations and good luck!!!
Here’s a sneak peak at our new space. 🙂
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