As you prepare to put your house on the market to purchase a new one, it can be a stressful endeavor to take on! Many homeowners wonder how long it will take their house to sell, what fixes they need to make, and how should things be arranged for potential buyers. Don’t worry, if you are preparing to sell a home in Denver, there are a few inexpensive DIY tips you can do to help make your house a bit more appealing. From painting and décor to consistent fixtures and finishes, to freshening up your curb appeal, there are changes you can make to attract buyers!
Paint Colors and Ceilings
A fresh coat of paint in even a few key rooms can go a long way. Also, if you have rooms painted in different colors, it can be more difficult for buyers to envision themselves in the space. It might not be the case for people with similar taste but to be safe, you can always freshen up rooms with a neutral color. Also, just because the colors are neutral does not mean they must be white or beige! You can mix things up that match appliances or fixtures in many kinds of lighter shades, from blues and greens to yellows and greys. You can always discuss with your realtor on some of the best colors to choose from. Also, if you have popcorn ceilings or textured walls, many homebuyers are being drawn away from this look. Consider updating either or both to remove the textures for a smooth surface. For tips removing a popcorn ceiling, review DIY Network’s How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling
Fixtures and Finishes
How are the fixtures and finishes in your current home? Do they match? Or do you have a variety? This is one of the simplest changes you can make that is the icing on the cake. For instance, make sure your faucets, towel racks, doorknobs, cabinet and drawer knobs and more are consistent. Brass and brushed colors are very popular but you can work with your realtor to see what has been successful for other homes in the area if you do not have a preference. Avoid any finishes that are too unique and may be unattractive to a prospective buyer.
Freshen Up Landscaping
Don’t forget about curb appeal! Since you will be moving out of the home, you do not need to make a huge investment in your landscaping. However, if you have dying plants, unkempt bushes, old mulch and more, it is time to give your lawn some love. Trim and prune trees, shrubs and plants and if you haven’t mulched for the season, you will want to get that out of the way. Make sure your yard is picked up and looks good on the street. Even if you don’t have that much flair, having a neat and tidy yard will help give that good first impression.
For the inside, also be sure to check out spring cleaning and staging tips when trying to sell a home in Denver
. When you are ready, the Giving Back Group is here to help. Give us a call at 303-881-4881 today to get started.