Apr 03, 2013
As I’ve noted in previous Wake County real estate blogs, a staged home is much more likely to sell quicker and for a higher price than an unstaged home.
And while I’ve provided you with tips on how to stage your entire house, today I’m going to zero in on one specific room on the house that home buyers pay loads of attention to: The Kitchen!
Selling Your Wake County Property
Not only are kitchens one of the most inspected parts of the home during home showings, but they also tend to cost the most when it comes to remodeling.
An updated kitchen is definitely likely to attract plenty of qualified home buyers but what about if you don’t have the finances to upgrade your home?
No worries! There are plenty of things you can do for fairly cheap that will have your kitchen looking in tip top condition during showings! Here are some of them:
- Thoroughly clean your kitchen from floor to ceiling first to give it some extra shine
- Don’t skimp on scrubbing the baseboards and vacuuming the corners of the kitchen
- Pull out the polish and give some TLC to any chrome fixtures in the kitchen.
- Replace any burned-out light bulbs, including those over the stove.
- Try to avoid cooking in your kitchen as much as possible when you’re showing your home. You don’t want to risk cooking something with a strong smell that doesn’t sit well with home buyers.
- Never leave dirty dishes in the sink or the dishwasher. Home buyers are going to look in both places.
- Wipe down all of your cabinets inside and out since buyers will likely open the doors and drawers to inspect the storage space you have in your kitchen.
- Organize your spices alphabetically. This may seem minor but it gives the home buyer the impression that you have handled your home with extra care, which will lead them to assume your home is in near mint condition.
- De-personalize your kitchen by removing any magnets or photos or personal notes attached to the refrigerator.
- Clear off your kitchen counters save for a few items, such as a decorative fruit bowl or a cooking book on a stand.
- Consider adding plants – either real or fake – to your kitchen to give it a warm and inviting feel
- Downsize your kitchen table so that the room appears larger
- Arrange any knickknacks in your kitchen in odd pairings
- Open any window blinds to let as much light inside as possible
Some of these things may seem like they wouldn’t make a big difference but when you put them all together, it can really transform your kitchen!
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