Design Essentials When Selling Your HomeBy Ashley Breitenbach - Senior Director of Marketing, United Country Real Estate
June 10, 2020
Whatever the reason, when it comes time to sell your home there are a number of things you need to take into account if you are to accomplish a sale..
Most people sell and move to a new home at least once while others have to relocate on a number of occasions. This could be for work purposes or because family circumstances change. Whatever the reason, when it comes time to sell your home there are a number of things you need to take into account if you are to accomplish a sale that will make you happy – and this includes more than simply cutting a good financial deal.
The character of your home Thinking back to what attracted you to your home in the first place is a good start. Maybe it started off feeling like a bachelors apartment and then you and your partner transformed it into the first home for your fledgling family, before progressing on to a larger family property elsewhere? Whatever the background, if you are serious about finding the right market for your newly available property, then you need to think carefully about how the interior design affects the way in which people will regard the possibilities of the accommodation, no matter the details of the external design.
Let’s start with the entrance since this is the first point of contact for your potential buyers. If you keep this area light, bright and welcoming you will hit the right notes, whereas if it looks gloomy and overcrowded with clutter it could be an off-putting beginning for newcomers viewing your home.
This leads us into the next test... taste. What is it and what does it tell potential buyers about you and your lifestyle? The answer is, not much or quite a lot, depending on the choices you make. For example, cool, inviting and neutral tones don’t give much away and can be considered quiet, elegant and refined, whereas wild, imposing colors and accents can be off-putting and over the top for potential new homeowners. Very bold colors and accent pieces can actually make it hard for home buyers to picture themselves in the space.
Market forces Tips for creating the right kind of interior when it comes to selling your home include reverting to neutral color palettes. Warm but relatively pale wall shades are generally advocated if you are hoping to attract “young professional” buyers. Surprising as it may sound, grays can be attractive because aspiring executives and very young families can adapt gray tones in a number of imaginative ways.
When it comes to displaying the best bits of comfortable living, your chosen sofa sets may make all the difference, so when showing your home, make sure you don’t have too much furniture crowded into one place so that your classic seating arrangements and accompanying side tables can be shown off to the best advantage.
Finally, think about what you would look for in a new home and use this as a guide when selling your existing property. Do you want to adopt other people’s exuberant color schemes, or their idea of innovative room layouts? Perhaps not, and if so, have some consideration then for home buyers who haven’t yet learned the home style and fashion tips you have discovered on your personal journey.
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