One of the best tips you can do to move your house on the market is to make it appealing to buyers. Up next in this Selling Your Home Series – Neutral Decor.
While I LOVE color, I must admit that I chose my beige paint 4 years ago with a purpose – selling!
We weren’t sure of our longevity here and I knew that if I had to sell quick, then a nice warm base color would be the best bet.
But even by looking below, you can see it’s still very busy. Here are some tips to help you get top dollar for your home and sell it fast!
Selling Your Home Series Neutral Decor
What NOT to do:
Because our son loves orange, we painted stripes in his Star Wars Room to add his favorite color to his room.
But what about a potential buyer? They may hate orange and don’t want the hassle of having to repaint. Those stripes have to go!
Our other boy loves trains and we added paneling to his wall surrounding his bunkbeds in his Train Room, to give it a feel of sleeping in a train car.
Because a potential buyer may be turned off by the paneling, removing it is necessary!
We used our loft for our classroom.
By turning the room back to it’s original purpose, you can help those potential buyers who can’t visualize beyond your decor or purpose for the room.
Time to create a space the buyer will see themselves in.
Because we have a recording studio, we used the designated study for this space.
Furthermore, for sound proofing, we plugged the window to allow for less outside noise, which may cause problems for the potential buyer.
We’ll need to return the window to its original state.
Something to think about:
You may hear,”Just leave all that work for the new homeowners.”
But what if all those little things that you leave behind for the buyer costs you thousands of dollars? You want your home to appear as move in ready as possible.
Here are some other tips from the world wide web to help you:
- Consider slipcovers if your couch pattern is busy or loud.
- If painting isn’t an option, consider toning things down with accessories in neutral tones: cream, white, khaki, soft gray.
- Use large mirrors and art instead of smaller collections of pieces. You want to move away from anything that looks busy or has too much clutter.
- Add touches of greenery here or there. Nothing dangling or overbearing.
So, examine your rooms, and maybe take photos to see how it may appear to a buyer. Do you need to remove some pieces of furniture, rugs, anything specific or kitschy?
Stay tuned for the after photos of all these rooms. I am getting so anxious to share the results of all our hard work with everyone!
Now that you have learned all about neutral decor, learn the importance of Depersonalizing your Space.