Selling your home can seem like an utterly daunting task as there are just so many aspects you need to consider in order to make it appeal to potential buyers. Although you might not realise it, décor is perhaps one of the most important things that you must address to sell your home. Shabby décor can mean the difference between a sale and significant drop in the asking price or even a no-sale. From your curtains to your carpets to your scuffed walls, all of these things can be off-putting to your prospective market, and it really is amazing the difference a lick of paint can make. Here’s a guide with some simple steps to help you to sell your home.
A Lick of Paint
When a buyer looks round your home, they need to see a blank canvas as it enables them to imagine just what they can do with the property to make it their own. Your stunning fuchsia living room or your teenager’s beloved black bedroom may not be to the taste of people looking around your home and so in order to boost your chance of an easy sale, it’s advisable that you pick a more neutral colour scheme to use throughout. Shades of white or cream are the ideal choice here.
Shabby or outdated furniture should also be updated, or at least concealed with the use of throws or blankets. Furniture speaks volumes about a property, and so if your furniture is looking a little worse for wear then consider replacing it. Only choose furniture that you will be happy to have in your new home or else the entire process will mean you are wasting money on something you’ll never use. It is also advisable that you pick matching furniture as much as possible as mismatched furniture can often make a room look dated too. Companies such as Furniture Plus offer stunning, matching pine furniture which will not only complement your room but it will also last for years.
Carpets take a lot of wear and tear over the years and can often begin to look threadbare. They are also unfortunately the bearer of many stains, from red wine to nail polish. If you can afford to have them replaced then do so before people start to look around your property, picking something neutral that complements any furniture that you have. If you’re unable to do so in time, you could try to remove the stain yourself. If worst comes to worst use rugs temporarily to cover any major stains or bare patches, but remember to make your estate agent aware of any issues you are not planning to rectify.
These simple changes can vastly improve your chances of selling your property.