You’ve made a few changes since you last bought your home – remodeled and added a room for another addition to the family, painted the rooms in colors the children feel excited about, and generally built your life around your family.
Now that it’s time to sell your beautiful home, there are a few things to consider, since the audience you are appealing to can take many forms, a few of which do not include those with families.
Your choices may not reflect what other potential homebuyers would do with the space, so here we provide a few tips on catering to a wider audience.
Here, now, are five home selling tips for moms.
1- Paint kids bedrooms in neutral colors
Stay away from bright or unique colors like pink or red – this could be a deterrent for people who’d like to buy the home move-in ready. If you’ve already done this, consider repainting the room in more neutral tones like beige or yellow.
Seasoned home stagers believe that beiges, warm beiges, and yellows are great choices for wall color and making a space look more impersonal. Additionally, it can help to increase the value of your home.
2- Corral toys to one room
Consider allowing toys only in one room of the house. Make a rule that they must be put away in the room at the end of each day, and can be removed from the room only if they are put back after use.
Errant toys can be a distraction for potential homebuyers who are not in your life stage. Make sure there is nothing out that a potential homebuyer could trip over or be distracted by.
3- Hire a professional housecleaner
Odors from spilled milk, runaway Cheerios that get ground into the rug, and cranberry juice on the walls can leave a family’s home not only smelling bad, but also looking dirty.
Hire a professional cleaner to come in and get into the corners, help to deodorize the home, and make it look like new. This will be one of the best investments you’ll make in your home sale – besides using our services, of course.
4- Store away distracting items
Children’s artwork, though adorable, can often be a major distraction for homebuyers. So can modern art pieces and paintings, as art is incredibly subjective and can evoke strong emotions, both positive and negative.
Potential homebuyers want to be able to envision their own artwork in the space, and allowing them to have a clean palette upon which to do this will help immensely. It’s only temporary, so move children’s artwork and other highly original and perhaps distracting pieces to a safe place where, once the home sells, you can retrieve the artwork and put it back up.
5- Hire a professional carpet steamer
There are few things worse in a home than stained carpeting. Carpets also tend to harbor odors, some of which you may not notice because you live in the environment and have become accustomed to it.
Spilled milk on a carpet, for example, if not cleaned up properly, can take on a very sour smell quickly. If you have animals, stains and odors from these furry friends can also be a deterrent to potential homebuyers.
Bring in the professionals and make your home smell like a new home – one that homebuyers would want to move into.
These home selling tips for moms prove that, when you have a family, selling the home can be made far easier by adhering to these simple tips. Good luck in your home sale!
And mom, if you plan to sell your home, visit ComFree.com today and see how we can help.