Oftentimes buyers have trouble envisioning a home’s potential. Distracted by chipped paint, popcorn ceilings, and old furniture, they have difficulty picturing the dramatic difference of minor upgrades to the home.
Do yourself a favor, help them visualize themselves in your home by making the changes prior to placing your home on the market. A small investment on your part will ultimately translate into a big payoff.
One very important aspect of your home’s ability to sell is curb appeal. A potential buyer driving by your home will be more inclined to peek in if the first thing they see appears desirable –the outside of your home. An easy way to increase your curb appeal is to invest in impressive landscaping. Sod and some flowers can make your home significantly more aesthetically appealing, creating a clean, welcoming feel. Choose plants that are in season. While hydrangeas may be your favorite, if they are going to die quickly because of the weather, their value is lost. Simple greenery often makes enough of an impression.
You should still repaint and stage your home to increase your home’s value and ability to sell quickly, but do not neglect those weathered shutters or forget to rake the leaves in your front yard. Who knows, the client who stops by spontaneously may be your next buyer.