Fall is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be happier. It is the time of the year when the real estate market usually explodes with activity. Therefore, if you are considering selling your home, now is the perfect time to start preparing it for the big moment. However, cleaning it, however thoroughly you do it, might not be enough. In fact, if you want to make your home stand out to buyers, you might need to use some clever design ideas, and we have plenty of them. Follow our lead, and your potential buyers will have your house on their minds long after seeing it. Not to mention that your competitors won’t stand a chance against you.

Purge baby, purge

Bien qu’il ne s’agisse pas vraiment de design d’intérieur, désencombrer votre demeure pour la prise de photos ainsi que pour les visites s’avère essentiel. Bien sûr, les acheteurs potentiels ne s’attendent pas à visiter une maison neuve. Cependant, vous désirez que votre propriété soit la plus belle possible. Une maison désencombrée donne aussi l’impression que les propriétaires actuels en prennent bien soin, donnant ainsi aux acheteurs le goût de pouvoir l’habiter.

Although this isn’t really interior design, decluttering for photography and house viewings is necessary. Of course, those potential buyers aren’t expecting to see a brand-new house in front of their eyes. However, you will want your property to look its best. A clutter-free home also feels cherished and looked for, allowing visitors to imagine themselves moving in. As a result, do your best to purge your home of unneeded stuff and allow it to breathe. Start with the closets, as they are the main places where you stash household goods. Look on each shelf and open each drawer to identify everything that is taking up space. Make piles or boxes with the items you find and label them appropriately. Continue your purge with the garage and attic since these are the other places we tend to store stuff we don’t need but like.
When you finish your decluttering process, organize what is left so that you make more space. Also, depersonalize your home to offer visitors a blank canvas on which they can picture their own items.

A woman carrying folded textiles.
Taking out the clutter from your house will help you make it more appealing to buyers.

Swipe buyers off their feet at the door

First impressions are everything, and an open house is where you can experience it. When your buyers arrive at your home, you need to put a smile on their faces. How to do that? By having an impeccable entrance. If you live in an apartment, you may think there isn’t much you can do. However, you can clean the door, repaint it if necessary, and make sure it is in working order. Squeaky doors aren’t at all appealing. In addition, you can put a planter by the door, hang a wreath on the door, or buy a new welcome mat. Also, ensure that the hallway is clean.

If you live in a house, you can still do all of the above and even more. You can add some seating options on your porch and deck, install lanterns, or add some artwork. However, be careful not to overdo it and make your entrance look too crowded. That is a no-no for many buyers and a common staging mistake.

Create a paradise in your garden.

Do you have a garden but don’t know what to do to make it stand out? No worries! Besides the design ideas we have to make your home stand out to buyers, we also have ideas for your garden. For example, you may quickly transform your garden by adding an outdoor space. It can be a deck, gazebo, or whatever appeals to you. Then, equip it with stylish furniture that matches the rest of the house. In addition, decorate a corner of the garden with plants to bring a bit of life to it. You can even include a fountain, statue, or rock formation accessible by a tile path. Hang fairy lights in the trees and put lanterns by the walkways to create a warm atmosphere at night. Your visitors will just want to hang out in your garden all day and all night.

However, don’t forget the essential garden upkeep that you must do. Mow the lawn periodically, cut the hedges, remove the weeds, and water the plants. Create a clean and tidy space, and you will sell your home faster than you imagined.

Comfortable sofa with pillows.
Adding comfortable seating and lots of greenery to your garden is one of the design ideas to make your home stand out to buyers.

Clean, clean, and clean some more

That might be the most significant step in preparing your home for sale. Your house must be in “move-in condition” when you sell it, so you need to leave it spotless and do some move-out cleaning. If you currently keep it tidy, just keep doing what you do but check the nooks and hidden corners that you sometimes overlook. If you haven’t done a thorough cleaning in a while, you’re in for some hard labor. Start at the top and work your way down one room at a time. Dust the ceiling, light fixtures, woodwork, and walls, and wash the windows. Freshly cleaned windows look fantastic from the outside and glitter on the inside when the lights are on. Next, dust the furniture, vacuum, and mop the floors.

However, if you vacuum the floors and carpets and they still look tatty, maybe it’s time to change them. Replace old carpets, scratched parquet, and broken tiles with more modern ones if you can afford them. It may be an unexpected investment, but it will certainly wow your buyers. Also, you have all the chances to win your money back as any improvement you make will raise the value of your home.

A person using a napkin and cleaning product to scrub a surface.
Cleanness is the best commercial for a home.

Bring harmony to your home using furniture.

You arranged the furniture as you and your family found it helpful and comfortable. However, when selling your house, you’ll need to use your furnishings as marketing tools and create welcoming settings. Therefore, avoid lining up furniture against the walls. Also, try to make a conversation area by moving the sofa away from the wall and bringing chairs closer. Add a coffee table in the center, and your socializing area is complete. If you have too much furniture, on the other hand, you might have to relocate it. People must be able to move freely from room to room without colliding with the furnishings.

Make the buyers love you.

If you use these design ideas to make your home stand out to buyers, they will feel like they found the right home when visiting it. However, if you need additional tips on how to make your home more desirable, don’t hesitate to call your real estate broker. They know the market like the back of their hand and can tell you what buyers are looking for in a property.