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The Right Way to Fix Up a Home for Sale

A staged living room.

When you’re getting your home ready to sell, all the things wrong with your home may start to stick out. You may even start to feel a little overwhelmed with everything you think might need fixing. However, there are tricks that can make it a lot easier to fix up your home for sale. They can save you money by making your house more appealing without having to fix everything. Small changes can make a huge difference. Here are some tips to help you make the changes.

Freshen Up Your Paint

An exteiror of a home with fresh paint and great curb appeal.

Fresh paint jobs on both the interior and exterior of your home can make a world of a difference. Check all your doors to see if they need any paint touch-ups. Your front door is especially important and needs to look immaculate. We highly recommend a fresh coat of paint on your front door. 

Check your ceilings, too. Make sure to paint over any stains left behind by old leaks. If you have any popcorn ceilings, scrape them off since they give the impression that your home is dated. Certain wallpaper designs can also have the same effect. To be safe, remove any wallpaper and paint walls a neutral color, like Dover White, to appeal to a broader market.

Steam and Deep Clean

A dining room with shiny wood floors staged by MHM Professional Staging.

Shiny floors and plush carpets can really uplift your home and can give off a great impression. Steam and polish your wood floors to give them a sparklingly clean look. Have carpets deep cleaned to make them look newer.

Freshen Up Caulk and Baseboards

A pristine master bath with a freestanding tub.

There are details of a home that are often overlooked that can also impact the way future buyers see your home. This includes caulk and baseboards. Freshen up your caulk and create straight lines. You can do this by putting some tape above the original line and filling it in. Check caulk around your windows, sinks, and tubs. Fix any chips or damages to your baseboards. Clean any marks with a fresh coat of paint.

Pay Attention to Your Curb Appeal

The exterior of a large home with a nice lawn and landscaping.

Your curb appeal plays a vital role in creating the right first impression for prospective buyers. Make sure your landscape is neatly trimmed. You want your lawn to appear full and green. Be sure to replace bald patches and remove weeds.

To keep your curb appeal pristine, repair any cracks or stains on your pathways and driveway. Be sure to pressure wash them, too. If you have a fence, check to see if it needs to be repainted. Lastly, make sure your mailbox is in excellent condition and its numbers are clearly visible. 

Rearrange Furniture for Better Flow

A living room with velvet sofas, a rug, and artwork staged by MHM Professional Staging.

Remember, when showing your home, you are trying to get future buyers to visualize living in the space. This means it needs to be warm, inviting, and spacious. You can create this atmosphere by the way you arrange your furniture. Make sure furniture is not too cramped. If you are working with a smaller space, use these tips to make your home appear bigger. Another way to make sure your home appears inviting and spacious is to declutter rooms and closets. 

Schedule A Home Staging Consultation

A neutral colored bedroom staged by MHM Professional Staging.

The key to avoiding spending a lot of money on repairs is to focus on making your home look well-maintained. The tips mentioned above will help you properly fix up your home for sale. After you complete the steps above, you can really elevate your home through professional staging. Not only will your furniture be rearranged for better flow, but decor items like plants are art will be added to really make your home irresistible to buyers. Professional staging is a proven way to sell your home faster and for more money. Request a home staging consultation today!

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