Selling your home in Collingwood can be a a stressfull process, full of difficult decisions and emotions. As a seller you want a quick and easy sale for the most money. Adding value to your home doesn’t have to be difficult and it doesn’t have to expensive either. There are some unique and inexpensive ways you can add value to your home so that it sells faster and for more money.
Adopt a neutral colour scheme
Most buyers do not want to have to deal with your unique colour choices. Neutral is definitely the way to go to persuade buyers into seeing a clean slate ready for their fine decorating choices. Many of the most upscale homes featured in homes magazines feature a neutral colour palette, with some pops of colour featured in the accessories of each room. According to Style at Home, the best neutral colours for resale include tans and greys.
Make the home brighter
Buyers definitely don’t want to buy a home that is dark. While you may not have the budget to add larger windows or create an open living space, there are a few things you can do to make the space seem brighter. Always open window dressings to allow in the maximum amount of light. If there isn’t a great amount of light in a room, turn on the lights, but overhead lighting can be harsh. Invest in some great accent lighting and highlight the best parts of the room. If you do have the budget, you can switch out some of the solid doors (both interior and exterior) for glass ones, which will let in quite a bit more light. Another trick to making a room appear brighter is to hang strategically-placed mirrors.
Add faux finishings
The little things really do matter when it comes to staging your home for sale. Adding faux trim, wainscoting, crown moulding and ceiling plates will definitely give the room a feeling of glamour, thus upping that room’s value to buyers. There are plenty of DIY tutorials online to help you add some faux to your home’s interior. The best rooms for this include the living room and dining room.
The best way to add value to your home’s exterior without spending too much money is to add some low-maintenance landscaping. Planting a tree will definitely add value and while mature trees are the best, you can only start with what you have. But, homes with landscaping sell faster and give the ultimate curb appeal. Get advice from your local garden professional before planting to find low-cost and low-maintenance landscaping ideas.
It doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to add value to your home. These four easy ways are the best way to sell your home faster and hopefully for more money. If you need more tips on home staging or selling your home, feel free to contact me.