Whether it is your home or office, any personal space could probably use a little sprucing up before it is ready to sell. Here, we have gathered a few tips for you to get your home or office showroom ready.
The most basic, yet important thing you can do when getting your space sale ready is to look at it from the vantage point of your guests and potential buyers. So, we’re going to start at the very beginning, before they even step foot inside. Often overlooked, cleaning up the outside of your home or office exponentially increases your chances of landing a buyer.
Adequate lawn care can make or break your efforts at creating curb appeal, as landscaping and yard maintenance are some of the first things that will catch your potential buyer’s eye. Now, when we say yard maintenance, we don’t mean the occasional mow when things start to get out of hand.
Proper lawn care includes weeding, mulching, and edging. By incorporating a few of these techniques into your regular lawn care routine, you will instantly boost the curb appeal of the property you are trying to sell. If you don’t feel up to the task, turn to a lawn mowing company to do the dirty work for you.
Aside from your front yard, take a step back, and look at the exterior of your house. Is your siding dingy? Are shutters crooked? You haven’t even thought about replacing that bent gutter. It’s time to break out the big guns and powerwash the sidewalks and siding, wipe the windows, restain the porch, and get to work in those flower beds. You want your entryway to be open and inviting to everyone passing through.
Moving on to the interior, this, too, should offer up an inviting feel to everyone inside. To accomplish this, you may want to enlist in the help of an interior designer who specializes in precisely this type of reorganizing and redecorating. It can be challenging to let someone else take charge and refresh your home or office space, but this is precisely why you should consider it.
Removing personal items from your open house display can be difficult, and why shouldn’t you want to show off your decorating skills? Despite your great taste, removing some of your items can help your potential buyers to visualize better themselves working and living in the space, making the area more appealing to a broader range of people.
Be careful not to altogether remove yourself, your family, and your officemates from the space. You don’t want it to appear too clinical, or empty, you still want to provide an environment for others to feel welcome, but where they can also imagine themselves decorating, working, and living.
Beyond a deep clean and some reorganizing, you may want to consider a bit of remodeling– not anything too over the top, just some neutral paint colors, a quick refinish on some of the woodwork, and rearranging some furniture. It is essential for each room to seem as if it has a designated purpose.
For example, rather than having two bedrooms, a storage room, a full bath, and a half bath housing the cat litter box, make it, so your space includes two bedrooms, a guest room, a full bath, as well as a guest bathroom. Maximize the space you have to work with, no matter how limited it may be, and let your potential buyers really envision themselves taking over the area.
Hopefully, these few tips will help you to sell your home or office space in no time.