Making your home attractive to a prospective buyer does not need to cost you a fortune. Instead of spending money remodeling areas of the house that need an update, why not try the following suggestions?
A shabby looking kitchen or bathroom can make the home look dated but, instead of ripping them out and installing new, why not try to update the existing ones? By refinishing kitchen cabinets or re-glazing bathtubs and sinks, etc. you can give them a whole new lease of life and make them look a lot more modern.
Look for ways to add more light to a dark space. For example, do you have heavy window treatments blocking much-needed light from a window? You may also want to trim back any trees or foliage that is shading windows, which will make the room look dark. Also, never underestimate the power a clean, bright fresh coat of paint has to transform a home.
Are you someone who loves a room full of belongings? Too much clutter can make a room look a lot smaller than it is which does not tend to appeal to a buyer, so it may be best to remove a lot of your possessions and place them in storage while you have the home on the market.
Many people have rooms in their house that are barely used, like a guest room for instance. It may be a good idea to repurpose a room like this into one that would be more useful, like a home office. You should also think about rearranging rooms to highlight their best features. Try looking up various staging techniques to give you some ideas.
Lastly, remember to take good quality photos that will showcase your home's best features. Most people will decide to view your home in person based on the photos they have seen of it online so you want it to look its best.
Devereaux Van Dyne, Certified Professional Home Inspector