Get Your Home Ready To Sell: Making A House More Marketable

Did you know that the market for homes is rebounding? This means that it’s a great time to sell your home and start looking for a new home! If you’re thinking about selling your home, there are several things to consider in order to get the most money possible. In this blog post, we will cover 5 steps in making your house more marketable.

Repair Your Front Door

First impressions are everything when selling a home. Make sure that your house looks its best from the street! Make sure your front door is in good condition and matches the rest of the house. If it’s in bad condition, replace it! A new front door can increase the actual value of your home and the perceived value of the home, resulting in higher offers.

However, you don’t always have to replace the door if it’s still in good condition. A fresh coat of paint and a new doorknob can work wonders. If you’re not sure how to go about repairing or replacing your front door, there are plenty of tutorials online. Just do a quick Google search and you’ll be on your way!

Paint Your Walls A Light Color

The most common advice for home buyers is to buy the biggest home they can afford, so naturally, homebuyers are going to search for homes that not only have large square footage but also feel huge.
To make your home feel bigger and more open, try painting your walls a light color. This is an instant way to make your home look bigger and brighter.

If you’re thinking about selling, don’t be afraid of painting the entire house in light colors. You can always repaint it later if need be! Just think that you’ll get more money for less work when choosing this route.

The best paint color options for small homes are:

  • Off-White
  • Light Gray
  • Beige
  • Pastel Blue

Replace Any Old Carpets

While carpets are a cozy flooring option, hardwood floors are often worth more when selling a home. Hardwood floors and tile to show off the space better and give a more modern look. If your carpets are old and stained, it might be worth considering replacing them with hardwood floors before you sell.

Hardwood floors can increase the value of a home and is usually a worthwhile investment. If you’re not sure how to install hardwood floors yourself, there are plenty of tutorials online. If you’re not interested in replacing your carpets with hardwood floors, consider getting them professionally cleaned.

Place Mirrors Throughout The Home

As we mentioned before, people try to buy the largest possible homes for their budget. To make your home seem even larger, install mirrors throughout the home.

Mirrors do more than just reflect light. They also reflect space, making the rooms seem larger and lighter. Mirrors can increase the perceived value of your home so it’s definitely worth taking a look at if you’re thinking about selling soon!

Remove Clutter From Around The House

When getting ready to list your home, you’ll need to take pictures of the house. To make your house look as nice as possible in photos, you must clean around the house. When cleaning your home, remove all clutter including piles of clothes, shoes, dishes in the sink, books on the bedside table etc., so that potential buyers can see themselves living there. An added benefit of this is that it will be much easier to pack up and move.

Coeur d’Alene Realty

Remember, the little things can make a big impact when it comes to selling your home. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that you will have an easier time selling your home. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’re more than happy to help.

At Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty, we help people buy and sell homes throughout Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Post Falls, Rathdrum, and other surrounding North Idaho areas. Our agents strive for your success and will help you every step of the way. Contact us today at (208) 664-9221.