Get your brooms, dusters, scrapers, and gloves ready because we are about to take you on the “cleaning ride.” It doesn’t take hundreds of dollars to refurbish your house. There are a lot of simple DIY projects you can undertake, and when the time comes to sell your home, you will thank us.
So, without further ado, let’s get down to business:
De-Clutter and Clean
Ask any Winter Garden realtor, and he will tell you that the first step to making your house presentable for sale is getting rid of all the junk items. Think about it: how much value does that old couch hold? The side seams have come apart, and the inside stuffing falls out from time to time. You are better off without it! Now even the new homeowner will accept it as an incentive!
Think of decluttering as spring cleaning. Once all that junk clears the space, you will rediscover your house features that were hidden by furniture.
Now, start scrubbing everything from top to bottom: the ceiling, walls, floors, toilets and sinks, carpets, the porch and deck, windows, doors (don’t forget the doorknobs).
Let the Sun In
Do you know those light and airy curtains that cast patterns on your floor when the sun is out? Well, those are the ones that you should be hanging up when staging. Heavy curtains block the natural light and give the room a dark and gloomy appearance.
Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint
Nothing gives the place a fresh like a new coat of paint. Feel free to use different colors but always go for light shades like taupe, periwinkle blue, and beige. They give the rooms an open look and do not distract the visitors.
Add a Backsplash
When staging the kitchen, there are only two things that you need to do: repaint the cabinet a dark color and add a backsplash. Anything other than that and your Windermere Florida realtor will have a hard time selling your house. Make sure the backsplash compliments the cabinets, or it will be a circus in there. Let your creative side flow when making the backsplash. A few ideas that we can we suggest are a flower mural, something artistic or a yin-yang pattern.
Add a Little Color
Let’s talk about adding some style to the interior. A few colorful throw pillows on the couch, a throw blanket draped over a high backed chair, centerpieces on the dining table, a flower vase on the coffee table and some simple paintings on the wall. That’s all! Make sure to keep everything impersonal or the potential buyer will be distracted throughout the tour.
Rearrange the Furniture
Finally, the last thing you need to do is remove the access furniture. Staging rule 101 states, “The heavy the furniture, the less the house features will be visible.” The buyer will not be able to see the true beauty of the house.
Employ all these tips, and you will do a better job without paying thousands of dollars to a stager. For outdoor sprucing tips, read our other blog “Check out These Reasons Why Boosting Your Home’s Curb Appeal is so Important.” Visit Megan Dowdy Realty to get in touch with a qualified Dr. Phillips realtor. The company’s mission is to provide its clients with the best house buying experience possible. For queries, call at 407-509-9279.