1. Remove personal pictures: Those wedding portraits and baby pictures have to come down, as do diplomas and awards. Personal items such as these are distracting to potential buyers. You want them to focus on the home itself, not who the current home owners are.
2. Pay attention to the condition of the walls: If the walls are beat up, dirty or chipped, it can distract a buyer and negatively impact the sale price. Paint is the cheapest, easiest, and fastest fix you can do on a house. The colors should be fairly neutral, but not to the point of boring.Â Select an interesting neutral color palette with three to four tones, or colors that compliment the existing features of the room.
3. Hang mirrors: Big or small, round or squareâ€”there is a mirror out there for every style of home. Mirrors are a great way to visually enhance a room and to help the room appear brighter.Â Mirrors can provide subtle stylish appeal or an anchoring focal point. Another benefit: they donâ€™t cost a lot. But it is important to think about what the mirror will reflectâ€”avoid unattractive or cluttered areas of the home.
4. Get some art: Select art work that accents the best qualities of a room. No controversial pieces, violent scenes, or religious art.
5. Stay in proportion: Small pieces of dÃ©cor get can get lost on large walls, while giant prints can be overbearing in an area with only a little wall space. Mirrors, paintings, and other elements of dÃ©cor should relate to the furniture around it.
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Dave and ReinÃ© Broome
"The Real Estate Couple"