How to brighten up a room when trying to sell a house

When trying to sell a house it’s important to make it look nice. No one wants to buy a house that looks bad. The homier it looks the bigger the chances are to sell it quickly. Realtors even use tricks like baking cookies for smell in order to attract potential buyers. Of course, you don’t have to spend a lot of money and remodel the place just for this, but there are some easy and cheap things you can do to help the process of selling your place. We offer you a few tips on how to brighten a room when trying to sell a house.

A fresh coat of paint

A fresh coat of paint will brighten up a room and that’s always good when you are trying to sell a house. You don’t have to do anything extraordinary, go with basic and plain white. That will make the rooms look clean and fresh. If your walls were white, to begin with, you can do it on your own and save some money. This is actually quite easy and cheap. It will only take you a day or two if your place is really big.

The interior painted in white.
White is basic, but it’s also elegant and looks nice and clean. Sometimes basic is the best route.

Brighten up a room

Remove blackout curtains if you have some. This will help to brighten up the rooms. Also, any dark curtains should be removed. If you have basic white ones put them on. The room always feels lighter and roomier this way. Also, there is a trick with mirrors in small rooms to make it look bigger. Just place two big mirrors on opposite walls to get the effect of a much bigger space. Also, get rid of the dark and stuffy carpets if you have one. Also, remove all the furniture before selling so the potential buyers can see just how big the rooms really are. Sometimes the furniture makes the room seem smaller than it actually is.

A living room
Remove all blackout or dark curtains.

Tips to know when trying to sell a house

We already the realtor’s classic – cookies to make the place smell like home. But there are some other tricks like freshly popped popcorn, nice music, turning all the lights in the house at the same time, and many more. Also, they will always tell you to get the dog out of the house when the buyers are coming. This is because some people have allergies and some are afraid of the dogs so take your dog for a walk. Use every trick in the book to speed up the sale.

Hiring cleaning personnel

This can be a good thing to make the place looks the best possible. They will do a complete cleaning from furniture, rugs to dusting, and everything that needs to be done in order to make your home look presentable and attractive for potential buyers. So think about this option too. Or you can do it on your own or with a help of few good friends if you want to save some money. Take your time while cleaning, it needs to be done thoroughly.

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