The ability to reap additional profits on the sale of your home can be accomplished easily enough if you make the right improvements. Many changes can provide the prospective buyer with enhanced feelings about your home. Feelings of more space, more light, more rooms, more closet space, greater privacy, warmth and security. Basic, simple and inexpensive improvements can provide an improved emotional response in a potential buyer.
An example could be something as small as a crack in the paint on a wall. Simply by applying some plaster and touch in paint, you eliminated what may be an unstated concern that your home was poorly maintained. Though the feeling may be unconscious, it’s just as important that the potential buyer feel an overall desire for your home. If you are working with a small budget these simple techniques will work absolute wonders:
The Magic Of Mirrors!
Mirrors can provide a greater sense of space and elegance when properly placed. Be careful not to over do it, but when placed properly throughout your home, each area will seem larger to the potential home buyer. Try looking in your attic or basement or any old mirrors, but be sure they have a nice frame or at least give the frame a new coat of paint.
Adding Additional Closet Space
One of the biggest complaints heard from potential buyers is that there just isn’t enough closet space! Simply purchasing an inexpensive closet organizer and installing it in any or all of your closets can make all the difference. You can also try putting a rod across one of a bedroom for hanging clothes. Also you can try hanging a screen made from a variety of materials. The screen could match the material of the bedspread, drapes etc. The idea here is to be creative so that the “fake closet” looks as though it was part of the room.
Bring old floors back to life!
Nothing turns off a potential buyer quicker than dull, dingy, disgusting looking floors. Whether you have wax, wooden or tiled floors do whatever you can to make them shine again! for wax floors, either rent a floor machine and do it yourself or, if it’s in your budget, hire a professional. Have a professional give you an estimate and explain exactly what they would do to bring your floors back to life. If you have carpeted floors you should either have the carpet steam cleaned or install new carpeting. This may sound expensive but new carpeting can add thousands of dollars to the value of your home.
Clean Up The Bathroom!
Give your bathroom a face-lift if needed: fresh paint, decorative moldings, tile grout, new designer faucets are all attractive eye catchers.
What is that smell?
Though people don’t like to admit it, everyone’s home has a certain smell to it/ We just never notice it because we live with it day in and day out. Strategically placing fresh scent devices throughout the home will be pleasant to the nose of any potential buyer.