The idea of selling your home may sound easy, but it is, in fact, the opposite! With the real estate economy currently booming and fees constantly on the rise, the competition is high, so to sell your house fast and at a good price requires much deeper thought. You don’t want to be stuck in limbo with your house staying on the market for 10+ years!
The biggest factor and selling point of your home is when viewings are made for the very first time. We want viewers to fall in love the moment they step into your home; first impressions can ultimately put viewers off in an instant.
When walking into a new home, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the spacious and stunning design of the room? Or is it the simplistic yet beautiful co-ordinated colours of the walls and furniture? Perhaps the fine décor pieces such as the eloquent chandelier hanging from the ceiling? That’s right, interior design is the first thing you notice when stepping into a new home.
When looking at interior design for your room or home, following these top tips is a sure way to start;
No potential buyer wants to walk into a beautiful home and the first thing they see is clutter or mess. Clutter and mess don’t sell homes!
Move away from any unnecessary clutter, such as cloths, bins, magazines, cutlery and coasters (unless for decoration). Make sure that everything is clean, be it dusting all the sideboards or railings and hovering everywhere… yes everywhere!
Experts say that sticking with neutral is your best bet. So go for colours such as greys, whites and creams. Sticking with natural colours is strongly advised as it can appeal to every potential buyer.
If you are feeling more adventurous, avoid going overboard and using 9 different colours, sticking to either one or two colours and coordinating with a natural colour is usually the best practice. Popular schemes to use at the moment are greens with greys and a light blue with white or cream.
For some top tips on colour schemes and matching colour be sure to check out this very handy video here.
When buyers are viewing rooms, they will want to picture an empty space and imagine how they can design it with their furniture. With a simplistic room, this becomes a lot easier than a room filled with unnecessary furniture. So keep it simple and showcase as much open space as possible. Tania Matthews a Realtor from Florida has the strong belief that staging your home in a clean, tidy and expressive way using high end or unique furniture & accessories can increase the price of sale by at least 10% as it gives the buyer that ready to move in feel about the home which implies less of a cost to be in their new home despite that fact that it may be stated in the agreement that the furniture is not part of the deal. It is the psychology of the staging of the home on the client that creates this chance of a higher sale price.
With a living room for example, just go for the bare minerals such as a Sofa, TV stand and possibly a coffee table.
Small accessories such as flowers in a vase or a neatly hung picturesque painting can brighten up any room. An inexpensive option to add those finishing touches. For more inspiration on finished touches, be sure to check out this fantastic guide on finishing a room with accessories.
Following the simple basic steps above should make life a little easier when looking to list your home on the real estate market!