Photo by Heather Ford on Unsplash Declutter
It’s all the rage now and has made Marie Kondo a household name. Houses full of clutter don’t show well. It’s generally OK and quite often an advantage to have your things in the house but too much is too much. Time to get your house in order and really if you’re going to be moving anyway wouldn’t it be nice to have less to move?
Now that everything has a place and has been put away you need to clean. Buyers look everywhere and what you don’t want them to find is dirt, dust, and grime. Also let your nose or that of someone you trust help find and eliminate unpleasant odors in your house. If it doesn't smell clean, it's not.
Buyers really respond positively to houses that are bright, open, and airy. If you don’t have that here are things you can do to help. Remember light neutral tones if you are going to paint.
It’s not good when buyers find loose door handles, broken fixtures, or other things damaged in your house. It sends a message that you haven’t taken care of the place. Simple DIY fixes or even hiring a professional to handle small jobs can make a huge difference. Also don’t forget YouTube. There are innumerable videos on how to fix almost anything and you can always rewind if you missed something.
You never get a second chance at a first impression. Definitely make sure your yard is mowed and bushes trimmed. If the weather is nice potted plants and flowers are an easy way to add eye catching color to your home. BTW Pinterest has like a zillion cool ideas…