Here’s a tip to save time and effort. Instead of lugging the heavy furniture around the room to see what feels best, put outlines on the floor with painter's tape.
Let the sunshine in.
Buyers love light and airy living rooms, but dark and dingy isn't on their list. Open up your window shades to let some light in. Cheat some sunshine with light-coloured paint and some artificial lighting. Lamps are wonderful for dark corners. Last, arrange the space with lightly coloured furniture, and you'll have a living room that brightens your chances of a sale. (A basic off white sofa won’t cost too much to rent, and might make all the difference if your living area is dark).
Unpleasant pet odours won't win over buyers.
We all love our pets, but unpleasant pet odours can make a negative first impression. Be sure to get rid of old carpet that can trap offensive smells. Replace it with fresh new carpet in a neutral colour. Plus, if you paint the walls to match, your living room will look bigger. It'll go from designed to smell to designed to sell.
Pack up unnecessary items and furniture before you show the house.
An over-packed living room is a red flag to buyers that your home lacks storage space. Pack up unnecessary items and furniture, and move items to your garage or a nearby storage facility. Boxes in the garage are not a problem and it shows potential buyers that you are packing ready to go, that you are motivated serious sellers. It also means that there isn't as much to pack when the home is sold. This is also a good time to take personal photos down and pack them away. This serves two purposes. Firstly it protects your privacy and secondly you want potential buyers to imaging this as their home. It is very hard for them to do this when another family is staring at them from the walls.
Clear the way for a sale by letting buyers see your square footage, not your personal belongings.
Investing in some night scent not overpowering candles or air freshener makes the home always welcoming with a pleasant smell.
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