Grab a paintbrush
duckeesue/Shutterstock Most home experts agree that a good paint job is life changing. It’s super cheap and an easy way to majorly upgrade your home while getting the most bang for your buck. “Nothing compares to a freshly painted house, both inside and out,” says Karen Baldwin, Realtor® of the Baldwin Scott Thomas Team at KW Luxury Homes International. Baldwin recommends using a neutral color palette, like whites and beiges, when painting the inside and outside of your home. Try these 6 foolproof tips to create a stunning color scheme that will help increase the value of your home. Be sure to paint all areas, like the crown molding and trims, for an extra clean look. Before you start painting, don’t forget to properly tape and cover furniture. Not enough time for a whole-house refresh? Try painting the front door with a color shown to make your house sell for an extra $5,000.
Ditch the clutter
AnnaTamila/Shutterstock Less is truly more when it comes to decorating your home. “You want buyers to see the bones of the home, which is hard to do when you have personal items scattered all over the place,” says Baldwin. “The main goal is to let the potential buyer see themselves in the home.” Consider removing pictures, paintings, and small trinkets, like the jewelry box your child made you for Mother’s Day, before putting your home on the market. You really want to give place a hotel and model home type feel. Here’s expert advice on how to kiss clutter goodbye.