3 Must Do’s before an Open House
Improve Your Home Before an Open House
Is a “For Sale” sign going in front of your yard this spring? If you’re getting ready to sell your home, you may want to do a few updates before any potential buyers come by. Touch up the paint on the walls, deep clean the carpets, and always de-clutter. The little imperfections you’ve grown use to may not seem like a deal breaker to you, but they can have a negative impression on potential buyers.
To help give you some ideas on how to freshen up your home for buyers, we’ve put together a quick list of of tips for sellers to use before their open house.
Fix the Scuffs on Your Hardwood Floor
When getting your home ready to sell, take a hard look at your floors. Scratches and scuffs are easy to see in hardwood floors, rather than becoming another thing to fix on a buyers to do list, it leaves a bad image in their mind. Before anyone enters your home for an open house be sure to fix up any imperfections with these solutions:
Assess the Severity: Light scratches can be rubbed out with steel wool, deeper ones with lightweight (180 grit) sandpaper.
Apply Mineral Spirits: Rub mineral spirits into the scratch to smooth it over and pick up any remaining dust.
Use Wood Filler: Use a plastic putty knife to fill in the scratch with wood filler that matches the color of your floor.
Sand and Wipe: Go over the scratch with sandpaper once more and wipe up the dust.
Refinish the Board: Use varnish or polyurethane to seal the sanded area with a natural bristle brush.
Give Your Appliances a Face Lift
Your appliances have probably gathered a bit of mess throughout the years. They should be given a good clean both inside and out. Make sure any built in microwaves are clear of any food stains, wipe the outsides of your fridge, and dishwasher with appliance cleaner. Of course make sure the oven is cleaned a few days before to avoid the smell lingering.
Touch Up the Paint
A very simple way to update your home is to freshen up the walls. Focus on the living room, kitchen, and other rooms you think potential buyers will linger in. A fresh coat of paint can brighten up the room and leave a positive impact on your buyers.
We hope you’ve found these 3 quick home improvement projects helpful with your upcoming open house! Remember when moving out you may find yourself with a lot of garbage and junk you don’t want traveling with you to your new home. If you find yourself with too much junk, call us at Waste Solutions 123! We can provide you with a dumpster rental that can handle all of your household trash, leaving your new home clutter free!