If you’re in the process of selling, an open house is your home’s chance to shine! An open house allows you to show off your home’s best assets, so you don’t want dated fixtures or weathered carpet to give potential buyers the wrong vibe. A little goes a long way, so check out our 5 ways to get your home open house ready for under $1000.
1. Touch up with fresh paint
You don’t have to spend a fortune painting your entire home. Instead, focus on key areas. When it comes to the exterior, put a fresh coat of paint on your front and garage door. Also touch up any areas where paint is flaking. On the interior, wipe away any scuff marks, and if ned be, touch up any marks/scuffs that cannot be wiped away. If a new paint job is necessary, consider a neutral shade.
2. Steam-clean carpets and upholstery
Steam-cleaning your carpets and upholstery will not only make everything look fresh and clean, it will also get rid of any smells that may be held in the carpets or couches.
3. Get rid of funky kitchen smells
To avoid lingering orders in the kitchen, be sure not to cook anything “super-smelly” like fried food or fish the day before your open house. Combat garbage disposal smells by putting a few slivers of a citrus rind down the disposal and grind them up. Lastly, to get rid of musty smells, open up the windows to let some fresh air in and place a few air fresheners throughout your home.
4. Liven up your patio
Add potted plants or flowers for a pop of color to your patio. Declutter the area and make sure any outdoor furniture is cleaned. Outdoor accent pillows are an inexpensive way to add style, color, and comfort to your patio as well.
5. Make your bedroom feel like a hotel retreat
Create a welcoming, serene bedroom that anyone could envision staying in. This means decluttering those nightstands, getting rid of (or storing) furniture that takes up too much space, and replacing that old duvet cover with a new one in a neutral shade. Adding fresh accent pillows will also add a nice pop of color.
If you’re looking to sell your home, contact The Cesi Pagano Team today at (949) 370-0819