10 Easy Tips to Get Your House Ready to Sell

exterior-window-washing-2Most people know the basics about getting their home ready to sell: remove any clutter and excess furniture, fix what’s broken and set your rooms to look like a model home would. But buyers have more and more inventory to choose from in this market and the details matter. Here are 10 enhanced Staging Tips

1. Wash your windows

Have your windows professionally washed. Clean windows will let in more light and make your rooms sparkle. Certainly, buyers will definitely notice if your windows are dirty.

 2. Take care of the details

Small details can make your home look dumpy without you even realizing it. Freshen up rooms with new switch plates and outlet covers if yours are grubby from fingerprints or yellowed from aging. Polish handles and hardware and use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to remove minor spots and scuffs on walls.
3. Focus on curb appeal
Freshen up your landscaping, add bark to flower beds, trim bushes and trees. Invest in a new doormat and take the time to scrub down your front door since it’s probably covered with dust, dirt, and oils. Better yet, repaint it and add some new house numbers and a new porch light.4. Don’t forget your side yard

Turn that dead space into a selling point by creating a potting station or kitchen garden, or even set up breakfast nook with a café table and chairs.5. Stage every room

Empty rooms show poorly. “Stage” a spare bedroom with an air mattress and bed frame. Create a living room arrangement by throwing matching slipcovers over clashing chairs and sofas.6. Paint inside and out, brighten up the trim and doors

Walls aren’t the only things that need a fresh coat of paint. Dingy door and window frames will drag down the prettiest of rooms. Repainting wood-toned trim white will also make your space brighter.7. Employ scents

Employ soothing, spa-like scents like vanilla and lavender in bathrooms and bedrooms.8. Make your space look bigger

Lay down a striped rug to make your floor seem more expansive. Use a clear shower curtain to open up a small bathroom.

9. Organize your closets

Make your storage look custom with do-it-yourself shelves, hangers, and bins. Organize clothes by type and color for added impact. Remove the clutter.10. Tidy up the garage

Install overhead or wall shelves to store bikes and sporting equipment. Create a workshop area in one corner — show buyers it’s more than just a place to park cars.