Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
72-605 Hwy 111 Ste B1 Palm Desert, CA 92260
Direct 760 636-3815
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ESSENTIALS EVERY HOUSE ON THE MARKET NEEDS

Getting ready to list your house on the market? Is your house on the market already and not moving as quickly as you had hoped? Here are 5 essentials that every house on the market needs to move quickly in this environment.

CURB APPEAL

When attempting to sell your home, the first impression goes a long way. Be sure to spruce up the outside of your home by power-washing the exterior, repainting shutters and front doors, and repaint or replace your mail box if it’s rickety. This is also a great time to clean all of your windows inside and out to give them a sparkling shine. Check all of your window screen for rips or tears and have them replaced if needed. Anything you can do to entice the buyer into the “wow” factor the minute they pull up to the curb is what you want to do.

LANDSCAPING

Take a look at your front yard landscaping. Is there any dead or dying shrubbery that needs to be removed or replaced? Consider planting some colorful flowers to really help your home stand out. Be sure to clean up after any pets and reseed any areas of the lawn that look less than fresh. Home inspectors like to see plants and shrubbery a few inches away from the exterior of the house, take a moment and trim anything that looks like it may be too close or just looks a little too wild. A few inexpensive upgrades to the outside of your home can increase traffic through the property and add to the overall appeal and value of your home.

UPDATED KITCHEN

Since you are looking to sell your home, you probably don’t want to spend a fortune on a full kitchen renovation. Instead, look to more cost effective options. Painting old kitchen cabinets in a light fresh color and walls in a contrasting color can really update the look of a kitchen. Replacing flooring can be an expensive upgrade, but if you have laminate or other outdated material, it might very well be worth it. If you already have hardwood, be sure to give it a good polish from time to time. Go one step further and change out cabinet hardware and old faucets with updated versions and give the kitchen a whole new look without spending lots.

BEDROOM UPDATES

The average American spends almost 3,000 hours asleep a year. Make sure you are giving your potential buyer the room of their dreams. Big closets are a huge draw right now, but if you don’t already have one, you are probably not looking to spend the money on a renovation of that scale. Instead, work with within the space you have. Upgrading your bedding, specifically, your comforters. You can make a huge difference in such an important space. For instance, King Linen provides luxurious comforters for customers. Go with a neutral color or pattern. You need something that appeals to everyone and really makes the buyer want to crawl right in and stay awhile.

MINIMAL FURNITURE

It doesn’t matter if you are currently residing in your house or not, you need nice, clean furniture to make the home look inviting. If your couches have seen better days, consider purchasing a slipcover to update them. Be careful though, you don’t want too much furniture in the home. Overcrowding the space can make the rooms look small and beat up furniture can be very distracting to the potential buyer. Consider hiring a staging professional with this aspect.

When the potential buyers feel at home in a perspective property, they are more likely to place an offer. Help them do this by keeping items in the house neutral and stylish. Don’t forget to implement these 5 essentials that every house on the market needs and your house will be off the market and in the hands of a buyer before you know it.