When deciding to put a property on the market, we tend to think first and foremost of the blatant and costly problems that need to be addressed. Some of the more significant issues are major enough to potentially affect the average asking price of the home. However, we rarely give enough attention to the more minor details that can dramatically affect the property’s market value.
Opting for a professional home inspection is a great way to determine which home problems need tending before listing your home for sale. There are a lot of details that you can fix without too much fuss. In this list, we look at the small details that can have a severe impact on your property’s market value.
Too Much Color
The possibility of selling your property is not something you think of when choosing to paint our home a unique color. Still, for many potential buyers, an unconventional facade can be a turn-off. It is recommended that your home is painted a traditional shade that does not stand out from the rest of the neighborhood’s homes.
The same principle goes for interior colors. A unique palette may dissuade a buyer and cut into the property value. It is best to stick with more common shades to show a property. It is also considered better that there not be too much variety or contrast in the colors used.
Bad Curb Appeal
Given your property is in pristine condition, you might easily neglect the vantage that a potential buyer will come across first; the view of your home from the curb. Whether it is unattractive security fencing or perhaps a cluster of lawn and exterior decor, you will do well to consider the impression your home makes from the perspective of a guest arriving for the first time.
This applies equally to elements of the facade of the home. Make sure that windows are clean and polished. The same goes for any surfaces that should be polished in their upkeep, such as patio surfaces. The first impression a potential buyer gets of your property will inform their willingness to meet your asking price.
Forgetting The Lighting
All too often, we form habits regarding our homes’ lighting and how we prefer things to be illuminated. One may not immediately think to ensure that you maximize on natural lighting. Open curtains and blinds and let the light in as well.
A better lit area creates an airy and warm feeling while presenting the area as more spacious. Should your home feature skylights or any other bespoke forms of natural lighting, highlight this and make sure they serve as a conversation piece to highlight the use of natural lighting throughout the home.
Clutter Is Bad
This tip is universally vital because every aspect of a home that is on sale is generally improved by decreasing clutter on display. What we may think of as an eclectic collection of curiosities and miscellanies often fill a space in such a way that it seems smaller.
The same principle counts for the outdoors. While Bohemian garden decor and a collection of functional outdoor furnishings may look great as part of your personal space’s aesthetic, it serves to impose a limitation on how a prospective buyer might see the property.