Staircase hall interiorWhile many home buyers are looking for elements like yard space, four-season sunrooms, and walkable distance to the nearest Barnes & Noble, it’s important to not forget what’s behind all that pressed tin and hardwood.

When you’re selling your home, it’s important to think about how you’re going to make it appealing from the outside-in. In this blog we’ll discuss easy changes that make big differences when it comes to selling your home.

Make it Appealing from the Outside-In.

If you live in a condo or apartment building, your first step should be to spruce up the outside of your unit. If you live in a single-family home, consider adding a small front porch or patio with some plants and flowers. This will make your home more inviting and pleasant to look at.

Update the Kitchen.

The kitchen is, by far, one of the most important rooms in any home. It’s where most people spend a lot of time preparing meals, entertaining guests and socializing with family members. If you have an older kitchen that needs updating, consider replacing countertops and cabinets, installing new appliances and even painting or wallpapering walls for an instant makeover. A new kitchen can make all the difference when it comes to attracting buyers interested in your home as well as improving its overall value for resale purposes down the road.

Declutter and Cut Back on Furniture.

If you’ve got too much furniture taking up space in your living room or dining room (or both), now’s an excellent time to remove it all so potential buyers can see clearly into these areas of your home without distractions from over-furnished rooms that appear smaller due to clutter.

Rethink furnishing placement.

Furniture placement should be functional as well as stylish — think about where you would sit if you were staying in your own home! It’s important that each room has enough seating for guests plus an accent chair or two for lounging while watching TV or reading a book with friends (if applicable).

As you are preparing your home to show, be sure to keep the following list of considerations in mind. These tips will help you present a space that is both functional and appealing to buyers when they come knocking on your door. Lastly, don’t forget to opt for a home inspection to identify the issues the eyes cannot see.