5 Tricks I Used to Prepare My Home for Sale

5 Tricks I Used to Prepare My Home for Sale

Posted 2015-06-10 by Colleen P Moynefollow

My home is currently on the market. It’s a small cottage and so to show it to the best advantage I have used a few clever tricks.

1. Colour


The first thing I did was to paint the walls in an almost-white colour and use white as a backdrop wherever possible. Then added a few splashes of colour for interest.

2. Conformity

Bookshelf before

I wanted the eye to be drawn around the rooms and not be distracted. My bookshelves were full of a jumble of colourful books, so I sorted them, keeping only the ones that had the lightest or best colour-matched spines on the shelves and packing away the rest.
Bookshelf after

3. Clear Space

Unsightly cords and cables

We all have a problem with cords and cables, so I unplugged my appliances and hid these away, leaving clear spaces between the furniture.
Cords and cables hidden

4. De-cluttering

Bathroom before

As I said, my house is small so I removed anything that didn’t need to be there. It makes a big difference, especially in my bathroom/laundry.
Bathroom after

5. Light

Natural light

There’s nothing more off-putting than a gloomy interior. Coming into a house from outside, it takes a while for the eyes to adjust, and first impressions are crucial. The more lightness and brightness you have, the better. As well as the while walls and furniture, I made sure to open all the curtains and turn on lights.
Adding extra lighting

The real estate agent was impressed with the presentation of my home and is confident it will sell quickly.

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