The increased supply of homes for sale gives buyers the opportunity to explore multiple options. Therefore, it is important to ensure that a home stands out.

There are many ways to prepare a home for an open house. While most sellers know to clean up the front lawn, paint the rooms neutral colorsdust, and polish, it is important to think beyond those rudimentary tips to ready the property for a sale.

The professionals at Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty offer the following tips to help sellers make sure their homes look their absolute best.

Refinish Hardwood Floors: Natural hardwood floors continue to be a requisite in the interior design industry. Applying a polyurethane coating is a quick and cost effective way to make sure these floors look their best.

Do It Yourself Home Staging: Even if your furniture is in very good shape, a real estate professional may recommend removing one or two items to make rooms appear larger and to give buyers a better opportunity to imagine their belongings

Room for Improvement: Many homeowners have a room in their home that is primarily used as a general storage depot. Remember, potential buyers may view that room as a perfect spot for sewing, exercising, reading, or even sleeping. If the room is clutter free, a sales associate will have a better chance of showcasing that room’s potential.

A Rose by Any Other Name: While everyone knows that flowers brighten a home, it is not necessary to spend a fortune at the florist on staging. Arrange some dogwood branches, cherry blossoms and forsythia branches strategically around the house, maybe on an end table, to add warmth and an outdoor touch to the home.

Make it Nameless: While it is important make a house look attractive it should not include every family picture and personal belonging. Tuck away as many personal belongings, like family photos, trophies and other knick knacks. The goal is to have potential buyers imagine themselves in the home not try to see past the current family’s keepsakes.

Add a Touch of Class: The same way the perfect accessories can finish an outfit, the perfect accoutrements can make a home unique and give it a luxurious feel.

Home – Where your story begins…

To learn more about how Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty can help you buy or sell a home, please call one please call one of our four offices in:

Grass Valley Office at 530-273-7293
855 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Nevada City at 530-265-3282
108 Union Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

Penn Valley at 530-432-1131
11364 Pleasant Valley Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946

South County/LOP at 530-268-1575
10193 Combie Rd, Auburn, CA 95602