Getting your home ready to sell is a long process. In one respect, you need to make sure your home is completely devoid of personality, but you still need to make sure that you can live in the space while getting it ready. As such, you don't want to be relegated to your bedroom if you are renovating the entire property. But also, you are selling the property on, so there is no need to completely makeover the property. What are the best ways to prepare your home for a potential sale without doing too much?
Repainting the walls, inside and out
You need to make sure your property looks pristine. And if your home exterior has that dark shade that's a little on the unappealing side, but it seems to attract bird droppings, giving the walls a makeover is crucial. It's not just about repainting it all some neutral colour, but think about protecting the material. As such, getting something like bird prevention netting might work wonders, just to keep your home protected while you paint the walls. Inside the property, think about more neutral colourings. As much as you like your red living room, will everybody go for this colour? It's far better to provide that blank canvas so your home can show itself off appropriately, and buyers can look at ways to put their own stamp on the property.
Maximise the space
One of the big problems we have when looking at a new property is if we can fit all our stuff in there. If you have a lot of bulky furniture, can you make sure that it fits the scale of the room? So, even if you can't get rid of this couch, you've got to get rid of any extraneous items that can make the space look smaller than it really is. That blank canvases all about the feeling of space. People have their own things that they want to bring into a property, you've got to make it look as big as possible. A way for you to make the space look bigger than it is is all about minimising clutter. People don't want to see your personality, and it's not just about decluttering, but you have to clean the place. Polish the appliances, dust everywhere, and make it look pristine.
Bring the light in
Even if a living room isn't facing the sun, there are ways to bring natural light in. Make sure you open up all the windows as well as add table lamps to address dim areas. There are also ways for you to make the most reflective materials. Hanging mirrors in the right place can help to bounce light back into the space and materials like brass can add that extra shine.
We have to remember that when someone comes to view a property, they want to be able to picture themselves walking through the front door, and relaxing in this space that they've only just laid eyes on. When you prepare your home to sell, remove your personality, but think about the journey that they have to make as well. They want to come home.