It’s springtime, and that means that people are looking to buy houses. There’s something about spring that just makes people feel like starting something new. Maybe it’s all the birds making their nests, but we know that spring is your chance to sell your house.
If you’re looking to sell, the task can seem daunting. Everyone’s giving you different advice about how to make your home look great. Redo the kitchen! Buy new appliances! Paint the outside! All these options always seem to be expensive, and it’s hard to know what expenses you can recoup.
Before you start ripping out the floorboards or demolishing the basement, consider these (free) tips. Our tips only cost a bit of elbow grease, and can be done at the same time as spring cleaning.
Easy Ways to Transform Your House
Get a Green Thumb
The garden can be a big influence on a sale in the spring. Whether it’s pruning the hedges or planning a flowerbed, you’ll be amazed at the positive response. A choice as simple as a rose bush beside the door can make all the difference to buyer’s perception of your home. A garden is the first thing potential buyers see, and we all know how important first impressions are.
For a bit more, hire a cleaning service. A deep clean will make everything in your house look new without replacing a thing! A spotless place looks brighter, newer, and smells better. Besides, you never know where potential buyers are going to look in your home.
Selling a home is part practicalities, part illusion. New buyers have to be able to imagine themselves in your home, and they can’t do that if the kitchen is already home to your butterfly collection or your living room is stuffed with family photographs. Minimize your décor so that potential buyers have a chance to insert their own dreams into your home.
Follow these three tips, and your house will be raking in compliments (and offers)! All at no cost to your bank account.