Trying to sell your home these days is no easy task. Currently there are many more homes for sale than there are buyers, which makes it a buyer’s market. Particularly in a buyer’s market, you’re going to want to make sure that your house is dressed to impress.

What this means is that in order to get your house to sell a little faster, you might have to do some quick and simple decorating. If you are trying to sell your home, here are some decorating tips for you to consider.

Paint the Walls
If your walls are painted in loud or vibrant colors, you might want to think about painting them a more neutral or softer color. Although the new homeowners could come in and do this for themselves, sometimes the color of the walls can be distracting and you run the risk that this might take away from the appeal of the home for certain potential buyers. The other great thing about painting the walls is that it gives the home a fresh, clean look.

Keep the Décor Simple
When potential homebuyers look at a house, they want to envision what it might look like if it was their home. They’re not interested in what it looks like with 20 pictures of your family hanging on the wall. Thus, when listing your home for sale, it’s always a good idea to go around from room to room and take down some décor items.

Especially when it comes to your family pictures and other personal items of that nature, you want to keep things simple and neutral. Rather than having five pictures on the wall, cut it down to one. Or you might even want to hang something like a mirror or a clock instead. Keeping the décor simple allows potential homeowners to be able to look around and imagine what the house will look like with their possessions in it.

Replace Anything That’s Broken
Whether it’s a door that’s broken or a burnt-out light bulb, take the time to fix items around your house before you have people come look at it. You might want to take a thorough look around your house and check out the small things, such as light fixtures, doors, trim, cabinets, and appliances. Chances are, the repairs will be simple and inexpensive. It might just take a bottle of caulk to fix up the bathroom sink. Or perhaps you kitchen cabinet might need a new pull handle. These small fixes will help make your home seem well-maintained, which will make it more appealing for potential homebuyers.

Keep It Clean and Organized
When it comes time to put your house up for sale, you’re going to need to make sure that it’s always ready to be shown. The first thing to do when you list your home for sale is to give it a good cleaning from top to bottom. Then you’ll need to maintain that cleanliness on a daily basis. On any given day, when someone comes to look at the house, there shouldn’t be any dishes in the sink, dirty towels on the floor, or toys all over.

While you’re trying to sell, organize your home so that everything has a place where it can be put away. Put things you’re not using at the moment (such as seasonal items) in a separate storage facility. By opening up the storage areas in your home, you can be sure that you’ll have plenty of space in which to organize all your stuff. Some potential buyers will see a messy and crowded home and walk right out, without even looking at it.

If you want to sell your home fast, you’ll want to consider making some of these simple and quick decorating changes in order to make you home more appealing to potential buyers.

About the Author…
Leon Tuberman has 40 years of experience in the home furnishings and interior design industry. He owns and manages his family owned furniture store. They offer a huge assortment of solid wood furniture for your living room, home office and dining room that’s built in the Heartland of America. Whether you’re looking for a mission chest for your master bedroom or a oak end table for your living room then they carry everything you need.

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