5 Quick Fixes to Sell Your Home

Quick Fixes to Sell Your Home for More, and Fast!

It only takes buyers 7-10 seconds to form an opinion about your home. First impressions matter when it comes to selling a house, and today, we’re sharing a few minor projects to catch those buyers’ eyes. These simple and low-cost updates will help your home look its best so prospective buyers won’t be able to drive past. Check off these 5 quick fixes to sell, making your home sale-ready. 

Purge and Clean

When you sell your house, potential buyers will want to peek into every nook and cranny. Every room, closet, and corner will leave an impression on your buyers. 

Maximize every square foot of your home by minimizing the clutter. Remove trash, trinkets, and any items that look overused (replace that toilet bowl scrubber stat!). 

Make sure each space feels open, airy, and roomy. Scrub scum away from surfaces to make each room look bigger and brighter. 

Before you even start snapping listing photos, clear out and clean your home, focusing on these six spots: 

  1. Front yard and porch
  2. Entryway
  3. Small spaces, like hallways, closets, and the laundry room
  4. Livingroom
  5. Kitchen 
  6. Bathrooms

Neutralize and Depersonalize

We get it—your interior design style is probably magazine-worthy. But buyers are actually more drawn to homes that are neutral. This way, they can imagine their own style, favorite furniture, and signature colors in the space. 

Don’t narrow down your buyer pool to only people who share your interior design taste. Try these six steps to make your home appealing to any buyer:

  1. Paint your interior a neutral color, like a warm white, taupe, or light gray.
  2. Replace linens and curtains with whites, linens, or neutral materials. 
  3. Stick to stone and wood floors when possible or try a neutral tile or carpet. 
  4. Repaint cabinets if they aren’t already a neutral or natural color.
  5. Remove items that will make buyers think of you and your family living there—like family pictures, trophies, posters, etc. 
  6. When decorating and staging, stick with natural colors that match the surrounding area. Add a vase of branches or flowers from the garden. Put up artwork of natural sceneries. Add textiles that are sage green or soft blue.

Boost Your Curb Appeal

The moment a potential buyer pulls up to your home, make them fall in love with it. Your driveway, lawn, front porch, and doorway can draw buyers in or send them scurrying away to the next home for sale. 

Try out these four quick fixes to sell and to make buyers do a double-take. 

  1. Paint the front door an inviting color. 
  2. Give your lawn a manicure—cut the grass, trim the bushes and edging, add a layer of mulch to make your flower beds pop.
  3. Powerwash your driveway, walkways, porch, and house exterior, if your home is made from materials that can be cleaned with a power washer. 
  4. Add a wreath to the front door, a welcome mat, and a few pots of plants to your porch. 

Update the Kitchen and Bathroom

If you’re able to invest a little more into your home before selling, put your money in the right rooms. The kitchen and bathrooms are two of the most important rooms to renovate when selling a home to increase its value. 

If full-renovations are outside your price range, try these five quick fixes to sell found in DIY projects to give your kitchen and bathrooms a facelift: 

  1. Paint outdated ceramic tiles in the kitchen, bathroom, and shower (use this tutorial for a step-by-step guide). 
  2. Refresh kitchen and bathroom cabinets with light-colored paint and new hardware.
  3. Update kitchen and bathroom faucets with newer and nicer sets.
  4. Replace outdated light fixtures with modern ones.

Need Help Selling Your Home Fast? 

We want to help you prepare your home so that it appeals to the most potential buyers who will pay the highest possible price. If updates are out of your price range or timeline, you can still sell your home quickly. Our subsidiary Rising Son Investment Group works with investors to buy and renovate properties that need updates. 

If you’re looking to buy or sell in Lancaster County, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends here at the Niv Lemoine Real Estate Group. Looking to sell your home quickly without making any updates? Reach out to our Rising Son Investment Group. We’d love to help you sell your home fast.