When it comes to selling your Morris County home, you know there’s plenty to do to prepare before listing. If your house is older, chances are you have a project list already underway. If you’re short on time, or simply excited to get your property on the market, simple, quickly completed updates may be just what’s needed to help attract potential buyers.
You can take advantage of key trends in home design and amenities, incorporating them into your home to create additional drawing power for home buyers to view your property. Homes with updated lighting, Smart and eco-friendly features, and flexible living spaces are among the top things many home buyers are seeking according to various surveys and reports on the latest home design trends.
Updated lighting can have a big impact across the board. Ensuring a bright and welcoming home adds to the curb appeal of your property, and can help make rooms feel bigger and more open. Both exterior and interior lighting updates are an investment worth considering. While there’s a definite trend towards a more modern look in light fixtures, there’s also been a growing resurgence in the appeal of vintage lighting, or at least the look of it. This is great news for older homes. The key is to incorporate the vintage look with the latest in energy-saving options.
Just as energy-saving options for lighting is a big plus, so too are eco-friendly and/or Smart technology updates in general. If you haven’t upgraded to a Smart thermostat or water saving faucets, doing so before you list will make for great selling points to include. If your home’s appliances have seen better days, replace them with Energy Star rated units. Replacing single-pane windows with energy efficient ones can significantly save on energy, while adding value to your home.
Gone are the days when a room served a specific purpose. Many people now work from home, are living with multiple generations, or seeking a more experiential life through special hobbies. For instance, Millennials are looking for homes with a flexible floor plan. Whether you have an open floor plan or not, staging your home to showcase different ways a
room can be used is a quick and easy way attract potential buyers.
Do you have a covered patio? Adding in some new furniture and a fire pit can turn it into an outdoor living room for entertaining. Spare bedrooms can become a game or movie room with some comfortable seating and a flat screen TV. Finished basements and attics are the perfect places to show-off the flexibility of your home. Set up a space for yoga or other exercise, establish an office area, or art room. You need not remodel a room to achieve these ideas; often, rearranging some furniture with strategic placement to specific sections of areas can be enough.
Simple projects can add significant appeal to your home and help attract potential buyers. When you’re ready to sell your home, let me be your experienced Realtor®. My team and I are here to help you succeed through the entire process. Please contact me, Doug Tucker, directly. You can give us a call at (973) 539-6300, or send an email at Tucker@dougtucker.com, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.