If you have been thinking about selling your home the New Year is an excellent time to take advantage of the market. Before putting your home up for sale, there are a few easy updates that you can do that will not only attract a wide range of buyers, but will also help you get full market value for your home. As the premier realtor for your Brea real estate needs, here are some easy updates that will increase the sales appeal of your home.
Clean or Replace your Blinds and Curtains
If dirty blinds are an eyesore, then broken or bent blinds can be a deal breaker for some buyers. Make sure that your blinds are in good working order and are clean. Pay special attention to knotted strings and replace any missing wands or other hardware. Working blinds will make a visual difference and will sell your home faster.
Pay Attention to Detail
Before putting your home up for sale, make sure to go over your house with the same mindset of a potential buyer. Repair or replace any items or fixtures that may detract from the overall appearance of your home. This list of items includes:
- Ensure that your lights are working. Replace any burnt out light bulbs – you do not want potential buyers thinking that there may be electrical problems in your home.
- Repair or replace any broken or damaged window screens.
- Mow your lawn and clear it of all debris and weeds.
- Oil squeaky drawers and doors.
Show off your Floor
Make sure to expand all rooms in your house by moving furniture to the edges. You want to show potential buyers the true size of your home and the possibilities of each room. Open up the blinds and curtains in each room and turn on the lights as well to allow more natural light and give the illusion of visual space.
Roll Out the Welcome Mat
Do not overlook the front door and porch or entrance way. Replace or purchase a new doormat and make sure that the walkway and front porch is well-swept and clear of any debris. Take the time to ensure that the doorbell is in working order and polish the door knocker and mailbox. When it comes to selling your house, first impressions cannot be overstated.
These simple and inexpensive updates should make your home an attractive choice for any potential buyer. If you are interested in other easy updates that will sell your home or are looking at listing your house on the Brea real estate market, please contact me today. I would love to help you turn that for sale sign into a sold sign. I look forward to working with you soon.