5 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for the Market

  • Denise Graves
  • 09/6/19
 
Picture this: you need to sell your home, but it’s not in the best shape it could be. Here are five tips to help you prepare your property so buyers will come knocking at your door

1. Replace your floors

When you think of home, you think of comfort. One of the most crucial aspects of this is the type of flooring you have in your home. Some people love a cozy carpet, while others enjoy a sleek wooden look. Either way, make sure your floors are presentable.

If there’s carpet, get it deep cleaned. If it’s beyond repair, consider replacing it with wooden floors to give it a fresh new look; if you already have wood, replace faulty floorboards. If you’re looking to elevate your flooring, take a look at this list of stores in the San Antonio area. 

2. Paint the Walls 

When it comes to the color of the walls, you’ll want to go with something simple and clean for potential buyers—a blank canvas, if you will. Buyers are looking for a home that they can transpose their character onto. Bold colors could be a turn-off to some people, so utilizing more neutral tones is a good route to go. 

Another way to go about painting the walls is to complement the paint color to the color of the floors. Go for colors that go well together and create a cohesive tone. This may sound difficult, but just think of what kind of colors emit a welcoming energy. Flashy colors like orange and purple may not be as subtle as a soft blue or yellow. Go with a color that matches the vibe of the area. Remember: darker colors on the ground and lighter colors above make the room seem more open and spacious. 

3. Add Greenery 

It’s pretty simple: adding plants around the home makes the space more inviting and airy. Not only that, but people will see the potential of what they can do with their home. Perhaps that corner in the living room could benefit from a ficus danielle

4. Tend to the Outside

The first thing people see when they visit a home is the outside, so make sure to tend to the greenery outdoors. This includes: trimming bushes, mowing the lawn, and even planting some beautiful flowers along the front porch. Make it look inviting and presentable. 

This tip also includes the hardware of the outside. Power wash the driveway and the outside walls—nobody wants to rent or buy a home that doesn’t look as pretty on the outside as it does on the inside. If there’s a backyard, that should be tidied up as well.

5. Fix Any Faulty Leaks or Creaky Doors

Lastly, make sure to fix any problems in the hardware of the home. Double-check the kitchen and bathroom to make sure all the faucets are working, and if there’s a leak, fix it before putting your house on the market. 

Another thing people tend to overlook is the doors. Make sure the knobs are secure and working, including the ones on the cabinets in the kitchen and the bathroom. If there are any loose knobs, tighten them up! 

Simply put, be clean and simple, keeping in mind that people want a blank canvas where they can envision the possibilities of what they can do with their new home. 


If you’re looking for a property in the San Antonio or Boerne area, contact Denise Graves—a top San Antonio luxury real estate agent.



 

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