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Quick and Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Look More Appealing to Buyers

Written by Posted On Friday, 16 February 2018 14:30

If you’re preparing to sell your home, you really have to get your ducks in a row. There are a lot of things you have to do! From finding a realtor to figuring out the best time to put your home on the market, updating and remodeling your home will probably be the last things on your mind.

 

However, updates can go a long way towards attracting buyers to your property. The right updates can even bring in more money on the final sale!

 

Big updates, like bathroom remodels and new windows are great, but there are plenty of small, affordable things you can do quickly to make your home look more appealing without spending a lot of money.

 

Pay Attention to Your Window Treatments

The windows are a focal point in every room. Windows that are dressed properly make a room look more appealing, while empty windows, broken blinds, or plain window treatments make a room look dull and empty.

 

Take a little time to give your windows an upgrade. Faux wood blinds are a great way to make a window treatment look expensive without spending a ton of money. Even a simple valance can help dress up a window, whether you decide to use blinds or not.

 

Replace Fixtures and Hardware

Replacing cabinets can be a good upgrade, but it can be expensive, and you may not need to replace them in order to give your home a facelift. Replacing fixtures and hardware can get the job done for less.

 

Consider replacing:

* Sink faucets

* Shower heads and tub faucets

* Drawer and cabinet pulls

* Door knobs

 

Strategic Painting

 

A fresh coat of paint can go a long way towards attracting buyers to a space, but that doesn’t mean you have to repaint every single room, and it doesn’t mean you have to use white.

 

Consider strategically painting certain areas of your home. Outside, that means repainting shutters and trim. Inside, it might mean painting a feature wall.

 

And don’t be afraid of using a little color. A small entryway or the wall behind a fireplace might look striking when painted sage green or silver-gray, while shutters might look appealing when painted dark blue.

 

Clean Where You've Never Cleaned Before

Sometimes, you don’t have to buy anything in order to make your home look like a million bucks. Instead, you just need a little elbow grease.

 

Vacuum your carpets and wipe down surfaces like you normally would, but make sure you clean often forgotten areas too. That includes:

 

* Baseboards and trim

* Light fixtures and light switches

* Around the appliances in the kitchen

* Blinds and draperies

 

Another surprising thing that needs to be cleaned? Potted and faux plants! They can quickly collect dust that a damp paper towel can make quick work of.

 

Selling a home can be a daunting task. Make sure you do everything you can to sell your home fast. With these tips, you can ensure your home looks great without breaking the bank!

 

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