Scentsy Sells Your Home
Now is the time of year that many homeowners decide to make the leap and sell their home. But, it’s not as easy as putting a sign in your front yard. Here are five “Ups” to help you impress potential buyers and watch offers roll in.
Fix it Up
A house in need of repair or brimming with unfinished projects is a red flag to potential buyers. Start from the outside in – buyers usually do a drive-by before contacting the home owner or realtor for an appointment. Add some curb appeal with new plants or trees and trim any existing landscaping that may be in place.
Take a walk through your house like a potential buyer would – start with the entry way and continue through the kitchen and living room. Taking care of small, inexpensive repairs now will keep the asking price up while showing your home was well maintained.
Clean it Up
Once the big repairs are done, it’s time to de-clutter! While the best parts about a home are the personal touches that show your hobbies and interests, a home buyer wants to picture themselves in the space! Remove excessive personal items like photos, collections, or comical and political material.
Another contributor to a cluttered look is having too much furniture. Whittle it down to just the necessities to give the room a more spacious feel. Try to float the furniture away from the walls. Create cozy conversational groups to open the room and give it purpose. You can also try moving furniture pieces to different rooms.
Cleaning is a no-brainer, but don’t forget windows, baseboards, cupboards and closets. Potential buyers will be looking at all areas to make sure that there is enough storage space. Pay attention to odors, especially if you have pets.
Dress it Up
This is the best part! Start with a fresh coat of paint – neutral is best. This is an inexpensive investment and will make your home like new. To make rooms appear bigger, keep adjacent rooms the same color to appear as one large space.
When it comes to decorating, remember less is more! Remove small area rugs, throw blankets and pillows (unless they are decorative). Replace larger, worn area rugs that define the space. Add new artwork and plants in attractive containers (not straight-from-the-grocery store plastic pots). Accessorize in odd numbers, especially three. Imagine a triangle and place an object at each point, paying attention to scale. Group by color, shape, texture or other unifying elements. A Scentsy Warmer is always a welcome addition to a well-planned grouping.
Light it Up
As it turns out, many of our homes are improperly lighted. Make sure you have three types of lighting: ambient (general or overhead), task (pendant or reading) and accent (table and wall).
Use what you already have – windows! Open up the blinds and draperies to let in natural light. If hosting an open house, make sure all the lights are on throughout your home.
Smell it Up
Many agents will bake cookies to make the home smell more inviting. But all you need is Scentsy! Because the buyers will be walking through your whole house, don’t over-power them with too many fragrances. Stick to just a few – gourmand for kitchen and dining, fresh and clean for laundry and bathrooms and spa scents in the bathrooms. Turn on the Scentsy Warmers 30-60 minutes before arrival. If you’re gone for a long period of time, you may want to turn them off before you leave – too much of a good thing can be distracting. Don’t forget to throw some Scentsy Scent Paks in your closets and cupboards.
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