While there are many things you can do to add value and make your house more attractive, these are the quickest, easiest and least expensive ways to make your property appeal to the majority of the population.
- Neutral colors are your friend. Grey is great. Beige is beautiful. Increase your home's appeal and make it more inviting by keeping the walls and large furnishings neutral. If you want color, use pillow, artwork, etc.
- Scrap the stuff. De-clutter til it hurts. Make room in your home - and in your life - for new people and things. If you need to store it somewhere, then do it. Or fill your garage to the ceiling (the garage is a lot less important than your living spaces).
- Clean til it sparkles. Hire the pros. Clean the windows, the baseboards, ... No one wants to buy a dirty, grimy place (and you've gotten used to your own dirt and grime so that you may not notice it).
- Stage it to sell. There really is an art to appealing to home buyers and a psychology of home buyers. Little touches go a long way to help buyers envision themselves in your house and a great stager knows how to make it work.