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Simple Changes That Make Your Home More Desirable to Buyers

Open Curtains and Remove Blinds

Modern buyers are looking for a home full of natural light. The best (and cheapest) way to improve the amount of light entering your home is by clearing existing windows and doors. Open heavy curtains before a showing. Removing shears can also improve light, even though they are transparent. Open blinds to allow in the most light possible. You may prefer to remove them altogether if it is convenient. The only exception might be made for windows that face a noisy street or something unsightly. Potential buyers will love the bright fresh look.

De-Personalize and De-Clutter

It may sound like an odd thing to do, but removing personal photos can make your home more desirable. Buyers need to picture themselves living in your home and having images of someone else’s family can make things a bit awkward during a home tour. The best thing to do is remove photos and pictures from around your home and place them into storage for safe keeping.

Make the most of the space you have by removing any unnecessary items, especially on kitchen and bathroom countertops! By clearing these surfaces, you make the area feel bigger. Don’t sell your home short by hiding it’s potential!

Keep It Fresh and Clean

The best way to give buyers an impression of how well your home has been cared for is cleanliness. Give your house a thorough cleaning before it goes on the market. This means cleaning baseboards and steam cleaning any stains on the carpets. If you are not up to it, contact a professional cleaning service to make your home spotless!

Odors are another issue. Cleaning will help to remove residual odors like cigarette smoke. Fabric sprays and plug-in scents can help as well, just don’t overdo it. Overwhelming odors (even pleasant ones) can be bothersome.