It can be a hard sell to get a potential buyer to get interested in a home but there are ways to do it. At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices we will offer you personalized tips for sellers that will help you get your home moved as quickly as possible. Today we will cover a few tricks that can help your space look larger. When you’re ready, contact us at (310) 373-0021 to find out more about listing your home.
Get Rid of Furniture
The simplest way to make an instant difference is to get rid of some of your furniture. The items that stay should be rearranged. If possible, create walkways through the space. For example, don’t leave a couch in an area that blocks foot traffic. This makes a room look and feel smaller.
Upgrade Appliances to Steel Surfaces
If your stove is white or, worse, black, then it is making your kitchen look smaller. Ideally you would replace those appliances with stainless steel so that it will give off a bright color that subtly reflects light. However, you may not want to invest in new appliances just to sell your home. In that case, they make very high quality stainless steel covers you can adhere to the surface of your fridge and stove.
Paint All the Walls White
If you have colorful walls then your home looks smaller than it is. A warm white helps to make rooms look bigger. If you have a lot of dark wood in a room, consider painting that white as well. Remember that though you may like more personality in your wall colors, potential buyers are looking for somewhere that reflects their needs. Neutral colors like white make it easier for them to picture changes they could make to create the home of their dreams.
Focus on Lighting
If you have a dark room then it looks smaller than it is. If you have a kitchen with just a few lights, remove them and replace them with recessed lighting. For living rooms, add lighting that comes from numerous directions – lamps on the floor that light up the ceiling, lamps on tables, and lamps overhead. The more light you have, the bigger a room will look.
Create a Bonus Room
If your home is small, then showing buyers that they have a “bonus room” could help them live with the smaller space. For example, if you have basement, create a room down there. If you have a garage, turn it into an office. If you have a large cubby closet, take out the shelves and make it a small room.
These are just a few tips to make your home more appealing to buyers. If you are ready to list your home, or want more tips on how to do so, contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 today.