There are all sorts of things that must be done in order to make your home salable. Setting the right price, getting the right real estate agent, and advertising your home sale are all critical actions. There are a few things you can do yourself on the inside of your home to make it more salable. This increases the appeal of your home to all who view it.

5 Ways to Make Your Home More Salable

1. Clean: This may seem like a no-brainer, but a clean home is more attractive to buyers. This doesn’t mean you’ve picked up your dirty laundry and wiped off the kitchen counters. This means clean baseboards and ceiling fans. You want your home to look well-maintained, and these little details reveal a lot about how the house has been kept.

2. Light: Dark areas in the house are synonymous with negative environments. The conjure images of vacancy and mold growth. If you have a dark, dank area in your home (basement, closet), install some lighting. Make sure the area is free of cobwebs and looks usable.

3. Minimize: If you are still living in your home while it is on the market, it’s time to minimize. Not only will this give you a head start on packing, but it will remove unsightly clutter from the home. Potential buyers don’t want to see your family photos and other personal items throughout the home. They want to envision it as their own, so minimize, and remove sentimental items. Leave the furniture, but remove most other décor.

4. Neutralize: Your accent wall may be an eyesore to some people, so make sure your rooms and décor are neutral, and you’re sure to please everyone. Tans, greys, and whites are all acceptable neutrals. You don’t want to turn away a buyer because you decided your kitchen needed to be Baja orange.

5. Curb Appeal: Lastly, make sure your buyer isn’t turned away simply by driving by your home. Make sure there are no kids’ toys or other clutter around the house, and make sure the lawn looks nice. A mowed lawn and weeded gardens makes the house seem inviting.

Details Matter

When you are selling your home, there are many things that will help it to remain attractive to buyers. Your real estate agent will take care of many of these details, but you can do your part by following these tips to make your home more salable.