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4 Ways to Give Your Home a Modern Look for a Faster Sale

Written by Posted On Monday, 01 July 2019 14:04

Selling your home today is more competitive than ever. Other homeowners are upgrading their property to reflect what modern buyers want for quicker sales. If you don’t do the same, you may not be able to sell your home for the money you want. In addition, it might sit on the market longer than you hoped. To prevent this, it is usually worth the investment and time to make some upgrades to your own home. So use the tips above to make your home more modern and appealing:

Window Treatment

One of the first things people will notice about your home is your windows. They are something that are visible from the inside and outside of the home, after all. Getting custom blinds, for instance, will make a difference in the minds of buyers. Windows are one of the most important areas of home design that will make a first impression from the outside of your home. You can find plenty of options for unique window treatments that can add personality and character.

Potential home buyers will notice how unique or modern the look is, and it could give you an edge in the negotiations. Also, consider how energy efficient your windows are. If they are leaking air every day, the higher bills could be something that turn people away. People don’t want to see items in your home they know will need to be replaced in the near future, especially windows. The more updated they look, the better your chances of attracting buyers. Keep energy efficiency in mind when picking window treatments as well. These simple details will put your home ahead.

Get New Furniture

You deserve the best furniture. However, even if you do not plan to stay in the home, you want to get something that will be modern looking. It should seem stylish and new to appeal to the majority of people. Consider getting neutral colors that someone can project their own style and imagination onto though. If it is too personal, they might not agree with your taste. Getting new furniture for staging your home while showing it to buyers will make all the difference. This will allow buyers to envision themselves in the home and will be able to see how it will look with their own modern furniture.

Upgrade the Lighting

Lighting is one of the keys to selling your home. Great natural and indoor lighting will brighten up a space like nothing else. They make it seem larger than it is as well. So consider top quality lighting, in addition to mirrors and full length windows for maximum effect. You can contact an electrician to help you with lighting design to showcase the best areas of your home. Create focal points you want buyers to notice through accent lighting. Add in some dim lighting to create a comforting and inviting atmosphere for showings as well. Lighting seems simple and less important than other design elements, but it can make all the difference and completely change the feel of your home.

Consider Switching Appliances

Everyone has appliances that they wish were newer. If you are trying to get more money for your home, you need people to desire the appliances you already have installed. If they think they will replace them after moving in, they will only be thinking about the huge amount of money they have to spend. That is a recipe for scaring would-be buyers away from your property for good, much less getting a higher asking price. You might think this isn’t a worthy investment, but it can definitely be a big selling point for some people. Modern energy-efficient appliances are being more valued and sought after, so consider using them instead.

When it comes to getting the most out of your home and selling it quickly, it can be a challenge. However, with the right strategy, it doesn’t have to be. You can use some tricks to update your home for extra appeal to buyers. If you use the tips above, you will be able to get your home sold faster and relax sooner. So don’t hesitate to make modern upgrades that can really stand out to potential buyers today.

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