You are thinking about making a move which means putting your current home on the market.
What could you do to make your home sell more quickly?
It's a question that I hear often. Small touches that cost very little can add up in a big way to make your home's visual appeal soar.
Here's one example of an inexpensive project with a big payout for the seller in terms of functionality.
I recently listed an all brick Rancher that has an enclosed breezeway connecting the garage to the house.
The breezeway, which was being used as a playroom, had exposed brick walls and grey carpeting. Very importantly, the breezeway leads to a newly completed, beautiful stone-paver patio with a fire-pit. The patio and breezeway have a stunning view of the surrounding countryside.
I suggested that the seller do 3 things:
- remove the toys and convert a carpeted room in the finished basement into a playroom;
- paint the brick in the breezeway a light greyish color ( the only out of pocket expense);
- move an unused rectangular dining room table and chairs into the breezeway.
I don't have any before pictures to share, but I wish that I did because the changes made an amazing difference. The painted walls and dining room furniture give the breezeway an entirely new feel making it a part of the main flow of the home. Moving the toys to the new playroom eliminated clutter in the home's living space.
The breezeway and stone-paver patio now share a design vision that marries the serenity of the rural countryside to the home's living space.
Take a look at the pics below and let me know what you think.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Harford County or Cecil County and want to discuss the little touches that could have a big payout for you, give me a call.