Little Things That Make a BIG Difference
When getting ready to sell a house, a homeowner typically thinks of large projects like painting, replacing flooring, even remodeling kitchens and bathrooms in order to increase the value of the house. But while those may be important things to consider, there are lots of simple, easy things that sellers frequently overlook little things that, when added up,
can turn a prospective buyer on, or OFF.
Below are 7 things to get you started.
- Clean off the refrigerator door - remove all those cute little magnets, kids' drawings, appointment reminders and the like.
- Pull down and replace any shower curtains that are stained and mildewed.
- Give your kitchen a fresh new look by replacing outdated cabinet and drawer pulls. You can also wash the outside of the cabinets, drawer pulls and even doorknobs to really add a sparkle to your house.
- Create a more spacious feel by removing small pieces of furniture and throw rugs (and if those throw rugs are there to cover up stains, have the carpets professionally cleaned!)
- If possible, rearrange the furniture to create a smooth traffic flow it will be easier to walk through and will add to the feeling of spaciousness.
- Get rid of any plants that look sick, or better yet, go with one attractive large silk plant or tree too many small plants look cluttered.
- Set your dining room table and leave it that way keep it attractive and neat, but not fussy (it's probably not a good idea to have your grandmother's antique silver and crystal sitting out in public view!)
All of the above are quick and inexpensive fixes. While seemingly minor, all of these "details" together add up to create an attractive and appealing atmosphere one that will not only attract buyers but also compel them to actually put an offer down.