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How To Make Your Home More Attractive to Buyers

How To Make Your Home More Attractive to Buyers

When you need to move, one of the toughest parts is making your home presentable to potential buyers. There’s already so much on your mind that you’re probably scrambling to figure out the best way to showcase your home and get people interested. To help you out, here’s how to make your home more attractive to buyers.

Decluttering

Homes tend to fill up with furniture, knickknacks, and junk over the years, even if you don’t mean to collect things. This kind of clutter can make your home feel suffocating and claustrophobic to people visiting your home for the first time. It also makes your home look dirtier and doesn’t inspire confidence that you’ve taken good care of the property for as long as you’ve had it. So tidy up and make an effort to get rid of what you don’t need anymore. Your home will look much more welcoming, and it’s a great way to make your home more attractive to buyers.

If you’re performing renovations to further improve your home’s appeal, knowing how to properly clean up your renovation materials is also important. While you may be exhausted after finishing the renovations, they’ll be moot if you leave a mess of clutter in your wake.

Lighting

Good lighting can make all the difference when you’re showing your home. Appearances change massively depending on how well lit the room is, so it’s a good idea to ensure your home is thoroughly lit, flooding every corner with light. This abundance of light eliminates shadows, making the space of your home look much bigger. Natural light is the most attractive and beneficial, but lighting appliances will still make your home look better than if it appears dark and dank.

Update Appliances

Everyday appliances and utilities are an important consideration for potential buyers. Even if they love the house, outdated or broken appliances can be a real dealbreaker. When you update your appliances, your home will seem more modern and functional. Besides, modern appliances will also increase the value of your home overall!

Neutral Paint

Lastly, if you’re going to give your home a fresh coat of paint, it’s best to use neutral paint. While other colors may have more personality, they can often be polarizing depending on a buyer’s preferences. Neutral colors are a good way to play it safe and appeal to the widest number of buyers.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist (www.TheDesignTourist.com) that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: https://thedesigntourist.com/the-magazine/ Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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