We know that moving is stressful and the last thing anyone wants to think about is everything that needs to be done in preparation of putting a house up for sale. That’s why we put together this ‘lil guide with quick and easy solutions for you. Let us help you amp up your curb appeal!
The outside of your home is the first thing that potential buyers will see. Don’t let them down! Leaving your yard a mess will deter some homebuyers from even entering the house or doing so with an open mind. First thing’s first, make sure the outside of your home appears clean. Use our services to clean up your landscaping if you like fast, hassle-free service. Just sayin’. Next, add some spiffy details with furniture, decor, and plants!
Pressure Wash Your Home, Deck & Patio
Not an expert pressure washer? That’s quite alright, we can help! Power washing will give your home, deck and patio a clean shine. Nothing is worse than a potential buyer approaching a home with visible dirt and residues. If you are unable to get a power wash, at the very least, rinse windows and any areas in need with a hose!Not an expert pressure washer? That’s quite alright, we can help! Power washing will give your home, deck and patio a clean shine. Nothing is worse than a potential buyer approaching a home with visible dirt and residues. If you are unable to get a power wash, at the very least, rinse windows and any areas in need with a hose!
Mow the Lawn!
We can’t stress this enough- don’t leave your lawn unmowed before a showing! Tall grass not only looks terrible but screams “ticks are here!” to the potential purchaser. If you’re in a pinch, let us worry about mowing the lawn so you can take care of everything else!
Trim Those Shrubs & Bushes
If you do have shrubs or bushes, it’s so important to keep up with their growth! Trim back overgrown shrubs and bushes and make sure that branches and stems are healthy and don’t need pruning. These plants should all add to your curb appeal, not discourage prospective buyers.
Let Your Garden Shine
If you do happen to have a garden or plan on creating one, it adds a great touch and proves that your house has had fantastic upkeep. Carefully plan out what you will plant and try to coordinate plant colors with the color of your home. For a neutral toned house, opt for boldly or brightly colored plants, and vice versa. For more help with your garden, check out our latest blog post on gardening.
Bring Your Old Furniture and Decor to Life
If you’re not interested in investing in outside furnishings, dust off that old patio/porch furniture! I promise, it’s easier than it sounds- and you don’t have to be an expert to tackle this! You can easily bring old pieces to life with boldly colored decor, plants, pillows, chair covers and cushions. To accompany your new outdoor ensemble, replace outside light fixtures if they are old or broken!
Make an Entrance
Refresh your front door by installing new hardware to jazz up the entrance. After all, this is one of the first things visitors will see! Adding new hardware is easy and won’t break the bank, but is extremely effective and eye catching to house hunters!
Consider adding this really nice touch- buy new house letters (that complement the house color and decor) to mount on the house or near the door. This will not only make the house easier to find, but add another dimension of design to the exterior!
If your shutters look dirty or faded, clean them and give them a fresh coat of paint! Make them pop with a color or go with white for a bright, timeless feature.
Keeping the inside space of your house simple and clean is essential. You should depersonalize the interior as much as possible and strive for a minimalist feel throughout the house. We’ve come up with some affordable, easy hacks to make your home feel new! Use these tips below to achieve a chic, elegant atmosphere.
Time For an Upgrade
Update your kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms with new fixtures (doorknobs, light switch covers, faucets, etc.) to make anything looking tired or bored fresh and contemporary. Use a common color or finish to make the home’s aesthetic feel cohesive and harmonious.
Any outdated wooden furniture can be spray painted and dried pretty quickly with a granite or rustic textured paint to give the home a more modern feel. This saves you and your wallet the trouble of having to buy new tables, chairs, desks, etc. Accent these pieces with plants and colorful ornaments.
If you have the time and resources to paint the rooms in your house neutral tones, absolutely do it! Light hues will not only open up the space, but will also make it more inviting. These tones will also make it easier to stage any empty rooms with wall art and furnishings.