Six Tips to Modernize Your Home
Considering selling your home and wondering how you can take steps to create a modern look that will attract buyers? We’ve got a few tips to get you started!
A fresh coat of paint makes a great impression on buyers. Not only does it cover up small scratches in the paint, but it revitalizes the interior of the home. It’s an inexpensive way to update the home and it’s often something buyers don’t want to have to spend time on when they move in. If you’re feeling brave, add a few borders or chair rail!
Most local offices or model homes are free of clutter and each room has a central focal point, such as a center piece or art work. Consider removing unnecessary items and let your décor guide the buyers through your home. They need to be able to imagine themselves living in the home and simple décor does just that.
Fix the Fixtures
Still rocking the 1980’s chandelier in the entry way? Consider removing or replacing fixtures with more modern and sleek versions. These simple changes done throughout the home will provide positive appeal and are typically simple to fix, allowing you, the seller, to receive extra profit from the sale.
First impressions are vital in selling a home. Cutting the grass, trimming trees and general upkeep will help keep the home looking fresh and inviting. You want the buyers to walk into the home with a positive and uplifting attitude, and keeping the front of the home in good condition will provide a great first impression.
Boring blinds or wonderful window treatments? Hint: wonderful window treatments. Cruise down the windowing covering aisle as your local Target and you’ll find hundreds of options for dressing up your windows. Consider matching them to your area rug or wall décor. They’re also a great way to add a pop of color.
Rearrange the Furniture
It’s okay to love your big sectional couch. There’s nothing better than sitting down with your family and watching a movie while passing the popcorn around, but that sectional sofa might make your living room look smaller than it really is. Consider rearranging the furniture or purchasing a smaller sofa to make your living room look larger and more inviting. Opening blinds and window coverings also allow natural light to flow in and make a room appear larger.
Article by Liz Sindelar
We hope you find these tips helpful!
If you have additional questions on modernizing your home to help it sell quicker and for more money, contact us!
Bill and Cindy Flowers Team
Keller Williams Integrity First Realty