Spice Up Your Bradenton Home Before Selling It
If you’re thinking about selling your Bradenton home, you’ve probably thought about spicing up your home to make it more appealing to potential buyers. But beyond the basics of de-cluttering, what can you do to make your home shine without breaking the bank? Below are a few tips from some of our experienced realtors.
Throw Out The Welcome Mat – Seriously.
Many Realtors suggest buying a new welcome mat as a way to make your home feel more fresh. A new coat of paint and inviting flowers by the door also make a great impression. The door should be freshly painted and cleaned. Realtor Sam DeBord of Coldwell Banker advises potential Bradenton homes sellers to pay special attention to the front door. He advises to put a new handle on the front door, a new light over the front door, and new contemporary street numbers near the front door to add appeal without spending a large amount of money. To make your front door really shine, try a new color! Just make sure it matches your home’s paint scheme.
Add Natural Light
Making a home appear spacious and full of natural light is one of the easiest ways to ensure your home is more appealing. Realtor Teri Andrews Murch of Lyon Real Estate recommends giving windows a thorough washing. Pull open drapes for showings, and the home will be brighter. She also suggests changing out light bulbs to incandescent and going for the maximum wattage in the fixture. While you are changing those light bulbs, you might also want to make sure the switch plate covers match the outlets. These small details influence one’s perception of property condition.
Give Your Kitchen Some Love
Kitchens sell homes, says Carrie Abfall of RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals. She advises knob changes or a new faucet to help make an older kitchen look more modern. Abfall also recommends giving your fireplace some special attention.
Don’t Forget The Garage
Potential buyers look everywhere – even the garage. Laurie Davis of Keller Williams Realty has a great suggestion for making your garage look more appealing. First clean it up. Then, go to your local home improvement store and pick up an epoxy floor kit, some wall paint, and sheets of peg board for organizing. A little elbow grease can turn your garage into a cozy space, if you’re trying to sell your Bradenton home.