When selling your home, you want to attract and impress. You want to create a space that potential buyers can envision themselves living in. Unfortunately, there are many décor items and other fixtures that will actually distract and deter potential buyers. Let’s take a closer look at four of them.
1. Over-the-top Light Fixtures
Light fixtures are a simple and budget-friendly way to instantly update a space. However, it is important that if you change these items, that you choose products that many potential buyers will like — not an extravagant and over-the-top object. Remember that buyers don’t want a long to-do list so you want to stage the home so it appears there are few projects to complete.
2. Professional Landscaping
A well-manicured yard is a must for attracting potential buyers and quickly selling your home. However, if you plan to sell your home, don’t create a yard that requires a lot of effort and time to maintain. For individuals who do not like yard work or simply don’t have the time to care for such a lush garden, this can be a big turn off.
While wallpaper was once a popular home décor item, it has become a thing of the past. If you have a room in your home that features this wall adhesive, it may be in your best interest to remove it and paint the area. Wallpaper has a reputation for being a tedious and difficult project and many home buyers just don’t want to mess with it.
4. Too Much Personalized Décor
Remember when staging your home that you want to create a space that buyers can envision as their own. This means you need to remove the majority of personalized décor from your home. Remove many family photos and other knick-knacks that may line your shelves and the hallway. If you have large posters or a wall of your children’s latest art projects, take those down as well. By packing up many of these items early, it also helps declutter the home and can make it appear larger and more inviting.
As you prepare your home for the Jacksonville real estate market, go back to the basics. Choose neutral colors and simple décor items to easily attract a large number of individuals. Also, hire an expert to help. Jacksonville real estate agent Krista Fracke is ready to help you stage and sell your home quickly. Give her a call today.