Simple Changes To Brighten Up Your Home

By Jennifer Wong, Owner, Principal Broker

When you’re looking to downsize your home and move into a senior living facility, there is already a lot going on between deciding what to keep and what to part ways with, as well as preparing for a move to your new home.

The last thing some want to think about is preparing your current home for renovation to attract potential buyers. While it’s important that your home is in suitable condition for selling, there are small changes that you can make to your aesthetic to help attract buyers and get that home sold fast!

A fresh coat of paint makes a room new

Discoloration of paint and trapped smells are just a couple of reasons why a new coat of paint can be imperative to selling your home. Focus on the often-used rooms of the house such as the kitchen and living area to freshen up your home and allow potential buyers a brand-new look at their potential new home.

Lighting lets your home shine

Again, when you’ve lived in your house for a long time you may not notice the lights that have become dim around the house. Darkness in a room can often make it feel much smaller and cold. Change out old bulbs for new, and even add an inexpensive lamp or two to really brighten up the place and show home buyers the best, brightest side of your home.

Go ahead and accessorize

A great way to make your home feel appealing and new to home buyers is by providing a few accessories to give your home a new feel. A simple throw blanket draped across the arm of a couch in the sitting room, a small throw rug in front of the fireplace to make it feel inviting, or a beautiful vase with some fresh flowers on the kitchen island are all just a few items to highlight your home.

These small tricks to liven up your home can really make all the difference to home buyers and don’t involve costly renovations and ongoing work. Speak with your realtor about small changes you can make to your home that are relatively easy and won’t break the bank.