When you get ready to put you home on the market, there are steps you can take to improve its appeal without spending a lot of money. Keep in mind that the buyer will want more for his/her buck. Several low cost improvements and renovations can make your house their dream house. When you add value to your home, it always pays for itself.
Here are 5 easy ways to make your Naperville home for sale stand out and grab attention.
Neutral colors go well with small spaces.
Highlights and accents like curtains, trendy light fixtures; new shelving should be used to infuse color and character to the space. When viewing a house, buyers should be able to envision their own taste and personalization of the space, not yours. They should not feel like they are inheriting any ‘baggage’ from you. Give them a clean palette. For color and its psychological effects a good article to read is https://teresaryan.com/naperville-homes/how-a-rooms-color-can-affect-your-mood/.
Create an interesting space in your home.
A study, a library, or a family nook – they’re all interesting hideaways, a little piece of privacy that people love. These spaces can be along a movement path, part of a room or an unused corner. They are inexpensive to create – get creative with a bookshelf, a divider, a rug or a vintage desk or piano. They are tasteful and will add culture and panache to an otherwise plain space.
Cooking and cleanliness.
Bathrooms and kitchens are the most analyzed spaces from a buyer’s point of view. Easy modifications include a coat of paint, new fixtures, lights and faucets will add new life to an existing clean but older space. For warm finishes, try a granite counter top or wood cabinets to enhance the value of your home.
First impressions last.
Is your yard and lawn well maintained? Make an effort to trim the grass. Easy do it yourself landscape projects are readily available at your local nursery. Go the extra mile, pull out weeds, sweep the driveway, and plant flowers.
Schools and Parks.
Have school district and recreational facilities information available for a buyer. Find out about the school’s test scores and keep a report and a leisure guide visible when a family is viewing your home. These two areas are amongst the most important factors that families look into when investing in property, according to this article in USA Today. (http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2013/04/28/24-7-home-features/2106203/)
These are just some of the steps you can take to improve the chances of getting your home sold fast. Ask me for advice about cost effective improvements you can make.