Showing your home, and when possible, staging your home before selling can help buyers be more motivated and the whole selling process can be a lot quicker. However, it can be difficult to know what to do to appeal to the most buyers as possible. Here are some things to help you sell your home.
Paint in Neutrals
You might have the most vivid color palette in your home and you might just love seeing it every day, however, the masses don’t usually go for a lot of colors. The way you decorate could be amazing, but it is hard for people to envision their own furniture and wall hangings in a space that is too color specific. For this reason, most people will paint neutral colors on their walls before moving out. Of course, you don’t have to do this, but it definitely helps people get more excited about buying your home, even if they are going to change the colors later.
Buyers look at several different things when they enter a home. They look at the flow of the floor plan, the appliances, and the flooring, among other things. Carpets can be an expensive thing to replace and people might just pass on your home if there are stains or pet hair everywhere. People, especially people who have young children value clean carpets in a home that they are thinking of buying. So even if you vacuum your carpets regularly, it is essential to have your carpets professionally cleaned and shampooed before you show the home.
Tile and Grout
Most people have tile or grout in high traffic areas like kitchens, bathrooms, or laundry rooms. This means that they get dirty very fast, and though tile is easy to clean on the surface, grout is a whole other story. Grout has a texture where dirt can get trapped easily, so if you have a light colored grout, it can become fairly obvious quickly that it hasn’t been cleaned for a while. Though it’s not very difficult to clean grout or tile, it is a pain and it can take a very long time, especially if you don’t have the right cleaning agents or tools, so this is a service that is worth the investment to call a professional to do. There is nothing more disgusting to a potential buyer than a bathtub that has scum around the walls, so it is necessary for this to get cleaned if you want to sell.
Wood floors are beautiful and generally loved by all, but if they have been around for a while, you may want them refurbished before you try to buy. Wood flooring can experience wear and tear in high traffic areas, and if that is the case with your wood flooring, then you can have a professional come to sand it down and refinish it. Many times the same company who handles your professional carpet cleaning can do wood flooring as well, or at least clean your wood flooring with a polish.