With the difficult housing market, properly staging a home has become an essential ingredient in the ultimate outcome of your selling success. Though here at Colony Title, we are involved in the closing process for those looking to buy in conducting title searches and providing title insurance, we know a thing or two about what makes a property seem delectable to those on the house hunt.
Here are a few of our favorite tips for making your home appetizing for a wide variety of potential homebuyers:
- Paint outdated tile: That’s right – we know you don’t want to give your bathroom a head-to-toe makeover right before you’re about to exit the building. So use a high-adhesion primer and a little ceramic epoxy and update your space on a dime.
- Stain kitchen cabinets: By the same order of logic, we know a kitchen renovation probably isn’t on the horizon right before you make a move, either. Instead of a total makeover, consider staining your cabinets and adding some new hardware for fresh look.
- New kitchen appliances: If you’re going to splurge somewhere, this is the place to do it. We can’t tell you how often we here “But the appliances aren’t stainless” from homebuyers during an open house. Old appliances have a way of instantly outdating a space, and you’ll see the return on your investment quickly.
- Staging: Pretend your home is about to be photographed for an interior design magazine. Put away the clutter. Keep the accessorizing simple and tasteful. Highlight functional areas and amazing features. Get your rooms dressed up for a night out on the town, not a casual afternoon lounging at home.
Really, the possibilities are endless, and these are just a handful of the steps we can suggest to make your home sell faster. Remember to be creative with your budget but to keep your home looking clean – both literally and in the personal accents you add throughout your space. When you’re ready to move on to a new place, contact the experts at Colony Title to help you in closing the deal on a new home with our title search services.
If you have questions, the Maryland real estate insurance experts at Colony Title Associates can be reached by calling 410 884-1160 or visit ColonyTitle.com today!
About Colony Title Associates:
Founded in 1995, Colony Title Group handles in excess of 2000 real estate closings per year in the central Maryland area. The founder Tee Tillman has over 23 years experience in the title and real estate law fields. Colony handles closings for several lenders, including banks, credit unions and mortgage brokers. Colony is the preferred choice for many real estate brokers in the area.