4 WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME BEFORE YOU PUT IT ON THE MARKET

4 WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME BEFORE YOU PUT IT ON THE MARKET

The good news is that there are buyers out there willing to spend the money on a nice, move-in ready home. In order to attract these buyers, you need to ensure that your home is as move-in ready as possible before you put it on the market.

Aside from the necessary home repairs, the following are four ways to spruce up your home before planting that for sale sign in the yard.

1. Paint your home with neutral colors. Although your brightly colored walls may match well with your décor and your own style, it’s not the best option to attract potential buyers. Instead, you want to pick neutral colors and paint your home throughout with these neutrals. Neutral colors match any décor, which means that potential buyers will be able to see their furniture and belongings in a neutral setting better than a certain color. Plus, neutral colors means they don’t have to spend the time painting, which means they’ll be willing to spend a little more.

2. Consider a flooring change. Carpet may be warm on your feet during cold winters, but carpet is often dirty and possibly out of style. If you have carpet in your home, be sure to spend the money on having the carpets professionally cleaned. This will remove any dirt and stains, making your home more attractive. If you truly want to add value to your home, consider replacing the carpet with hardwood flooring. Hardwood floors are versatile, as they can match any style and color scheme in a home. Plus, they’re extremely durable, which means that the new owners will not have to worry about fixing or replacing the floor after they move in.Make sure you choose a nice neutral color so that the new owner will be able to match their furniture. According to Hardwood Bargains,“Color in hardwood flooring is determined by several factors. The obvious one is stain, which in most cases will darken the floor from its natural color. A white-wash on the other hand will typically result in a lighter color than the natural tone of the species.”

3. Create attractive curb appeal.The first thing potential buyers are going to see is the outside of your home, so be sure that you spend some time fixing the curb appeal of your home. Paint any dull areas of your home’s exterior. Plant some flowers and greenery to make the home look livelier. Fix any broken items, such as broken handrails or steps. The more attractive the curb appeal of your home, the more inclined a potential buyer will be to see the inside. 

4. Declutter the inside of your home. One of the most important tips for selling your home is to maximize the available space on the inside of your home. This means that you need to seriously declutter your home. Go through closets and organize them. Get rid of items you no longer need or put barely used items in storage until your home is sold. Remove excess furniture from rooms to maximize floor space. The more you can add space to your home, the more attractive it will be to potential buyers. 



Deborah Boyd Headshot
Author:
Phone: 940-368-1306
Dated: December 2nd 2014
Views: 658
About Deborah: My family has lived in North Texas for generations so I personally know the residential areas of Fri...

Property Search








RSS Feed

View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access. RSS

Search Blog

Recent Blogs

Open House TODAY In Wylie 2pm To 4pm - Do you need a home with lots of
84 Percent Of Americans Believe Buying A Home Is A Good Financial Decision - 84% of Americans Believe Buying
Pre Approved Versus Pre Qualified - Pre-qualification for a loan
How Much Equity Does The Typical Homeowner Have - Simply put, equity refers to the

Our Bloggers

The Doyle Team * - 2
Comprar Casa DFW * - 3
Nikki Acker - 2
Gabrielle Armstrong - 5
Cara Balderas - 50
Tami Bennett - 45
Justin Blackburn - 1
Jessica Boozer - 18
Rhonda Borgne - 1
Olivia Borowski - 1
Jennifer Boyd - 2
Deborah Boyd - 390
Jamie Brannagan - 1
Kathryn Brick - 1
Annette Bruen - 43
Moira Brunken - 18
Beverly Bryant - 23
Ana Cantu - 1
Lisa Cardillo - 53
Bob Cardillo - 4
Lucina Cervantes - 11
Gregory Cornett - 2
Angela Cotten - 85
Missie Craig - 12
Greg Cunningham - 2
Sarah Dieter - 9
Belinda Duff - 5
Eva Duffy - 2
Leah Ecob - 15
Kristine Edens - 3
Jill Elliott - 99
Laneal Ernest - 9
Nicole Espinosa - 27
Christopher Evans - 1
Heather Feragotti - 8
Mark Fischer - 2
Susan Florsch - 12
Jennifer Flynn - 9
Leslie Fogle - 101
Larry Frassinelli - 6
Chad Gabriel - 58
Shalee Garza - 10
Timothy Gilliam - 2
Christina Gonzalez - 5
Wilma Goodwin - 2
William Graves - 5
Jimmy Hanks - 1
Kristen Henderson - 1
Beth Herr - 1
Hunter Howard - 1
Sandra Hunt - 89
Bill Hurd - 3
Gary Hutchings - 20
Rachel Jama - 47
Trenton Johnson - 15
Felicia Johnson - 79
Dakota Joyner - 9
Sunil Kanjia - 2
Jemi Khan - 26
Leigh Klotz - 5
Amber L Johnson - 9
Michele Lafortune - 22
Wanda Lewis - 2
Stacy Lynn Massar - 27
Chuck May - 1
Jennifer Menting - 17
Mikki Migis - 8
Richard Mikus - 1
Sean Moniri - 21
Naddia Morales - 10
Keith Moses - 9
Mark Mulch - 19
Erick Murphy - 6
Steve Murray - 1
Julie Nicholson - 10
Nikki Okpuzor - 3
Alan Oliver - 7
Kelly Oltmann - 4
Kaysone Orlando - 1
Holli Paddio - 3
JP Piccinini - 50
Julie Ann Pickering - 85
Ann-Marie Pope - 2
John Priestash - 24
Joshua Putman - 111
Mimi Rader - 1
Shelia Randolph - 33
Teneka Ray - 1
Go 2 Girls Realty - 173
Bethany Rowan - 15
Kristi Roy - 1
Kelly Rumney - 9
Amy Jo Saenz - 3
Linda Scardis - 4
Sandy Setliff - 217
Christine Shannon - 30
Rene Sinclair - 27
Shelby Smith - 3
Bryce Smith - 5
Monica Solkhon - 1
Rodrigo Sotomayor - 16
Jenna Stanley - 9
Tim Stoll - 28
Kelley Stubbs - 3
Melodie Sulgrove - 1
Seana Taylor - 208
Mary Taylor - 14
Kevin Taylor - 15
Julian Taylor - 17
Erica Taylor - 54
Angela Taylor - 1
Karla Terrell - 2
Joey Thomas - 2
Michele Thompson - 6
Jason Todd - 24
Andrea Trimble - 55
Sarah Uber - 2
Yael VanGruber - 1
Diane Velez - 17
Debbie Viverito - 132
Rachel Walsh - 1
Nick Walton - 75
Spring Weeks - 9
Clint White - 2
Michael Worley - 164
Martina Worley - 2
Keisha York - 30
Audra Young - 1
Debbie Zurita - 17

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

JP And Associates REALTORS
6136 Frisco Sq Blvd, #200
Frisco, TX
972-375-9448


Other Locations