When you decide it’s time to sell your home and move on to a different property, it can be a bit intimidating. You’ve spent time turning a house into a home, and now you must market it to complete strangers before you can really make any forward strides. You know that it’s important to clean up and de-clutter, but how can you give your property an edge on the sales market? With a few simple tricks, you’ll be able to showcase your real estate property at its very best, and potential buyers will be lining up in no time.
Spice up your Storage Space
Ample storage is one thing that many home buyers consistently search for in potential real estate. You can be sure that during showings and open houses, one of the first things buyers will do is open up every closet and inspect its depth, size, and shelving capabilities. While you may still be living out of your home, one way to increase the chances of closing a sale, is to increase the appearance of your storage space. Remove about half of your clothes from the closet and precisely organize the remaining clothes. Give each item a specific place, color code, and keep it all tidy. This simple change will make it look as though you have so much storage space, you don’t know what to do with it.
Let in the Light
Most people enjoy a home that has great natural light. The suns sweet rays bring a home to life, and have some pretty great mental health benefits. You can increase the light in your home with some easy steps. Trim any bushes or trees that block out light, and make sure to pull back or remove curtains and shades. This will maximize your natural light. Make sure to give your windows a great clean before showings, and switch out dark lamp shades for ones that let more light pass through.
Turn your House into a Blank Slate
When potential buyers stroll through your property, they are trying to picture their life in your house. This can be tough when the space is riddled with evidence of your life in that home. De-personalize your house by removing things like family photos, children’s art projects, and personal collections. If you have intensely bright paint on the walls, or whimsical elements of your décor, neutralize them with a fresh coat of paint and some simply-toned accessories.
Contact Clagett Enterprises
With extensive experience serving the greater Frederick area and Western Maryland, Clagett Enterprises has delivered superb service since 1987. The Clagett team is a full service real estate company that’s ready to help you with your property management needs today! Speak with a Clagett professional at 301-665-6009, and you can also request a proposal for community management here. Make sure to connect with Clagett on Facebook, Twitter,Google+, Pinterest and YouTube.