How to Make Your Home Stand Out on the Market

Girl painting a wall in here home to make it more marketable.

Are you moving out of your home and now need to put it back on the market? Assuming you are selling a home, you need to make it marketable. This is the house you’ve lived in for quite a while, and it might not look as brand new as it used to. You may need to spruce up your former living space to make it more modern and less lived in. We have some ways that can hopefully help you liven up your old house so that new faces can see themselves living in it, which can hopefully get you more money. Miranda Painting wants to help you get the most from your home.

Fix Anything that Needs to be Fixed

Nothing brings down the value of a home more than things that do not work or that are broken. There will be people who walk into all of the rooms and turn everything on to see how well they work. As annoying as those people can be, they are kind of right. The entire house needs to work. You will have far more people interested in your home if you have everything working in tip-top shape. Not many people want to put more money and work into a home than they already bought. If it turns out that they have to spend more money than they have to on repairs, that’s not good. That’s an unhappy customer, and if things don’t get fixed, that eliminates a lot of potential buyers. No one wants to live in a broken home. If there is damage, it can also affect the health of people who might live in the house. Miranda Painting has master painters that can help you repair many parts of your home, including drywall and water damage. 

Finish that Renovation Project

Oftentimes, when people live in the same house for a really long time, they decide to do a few DIY projects to spruce up the place a little bit. Oftentimes, when people start DIY projects, they don’t really ever finish them. If you want to successfully sell your home for a good amount of money, you need to finish those projects. Having an unfinished project looks sloppy and unprofessional. It gives off the impression that you did not really care about your home and did not take good care of it. Unfinished projects look messy. People don’t really want to clean up after your mess when they move in. Sometimes people may even mistake your unfinished project for damage that is in need of repairs, which is a big turn off. 

Stick to Neutral Colors

If you are selling your home, then it might be time to give it a nice new coat of paint. Neutral colors are a great option because they are not distracting and potential buyers can more easily imagine themselves living in your home. They can more easily picture the changes that they want to make and where they want to place all of their things. It helps them believe that the things they don’t like about the home are changeable. Bright colors might be too distracting, and while paint can definitely be painted over, potential buyers might feel that they are obligated to stick with this aesthetic, even if they don’t like it. 

Clean Up

No one likes a dirty house, even if they already live in it. First impressions matter, and oftentimes the first thing that people notice is a giant mess. Declutter everything and put it in its rightful place. You don’t want to give off the impression that you have toys all over the floor because they don’t fit anywhere else. If your home has lots of great storage, use it, and then show all of your potential buyers. Cleanliness is a major selling point because it shows the capabilities and practicality of a home. 

Get Some Plants

Plants are a fantastic way to liven up any room. We highly encourage that you use real plants, because it shows some form of responsibility, and isn’t as wasteful as a fake plastic plant. Also, real plants can bring in lots of fresh air and oxygen, making the ambiance pleasant and less stuffy. Plants are also a great decor piece to make the house look more modern and pleasing to the eye. 

If you need any help with repairs or if you want to repaint your old home before you sell it, give Miranda Painting a call. We will gladly get your home in tip-top shape in order to sell for as much profit as possible. We promise to leave your home even better than it was before you moved into it yourself. Don’t hesitate to give us a call. 

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