Are you selling your home and planning to stick with a traditional realtor?

In order to get top dollar for your listing you’ll want to do a few touch-ups around the house before putting your home on the market.

A fresh coat of paint is probably one of the cheaper solutions for sprucing up your home. However, painting every room of the house can add up quickly and it can take up a lot of your time. Focus your attention on the main rooms of the house, such as the kitchen and living areas. Use bright colors to make the rooms appear larger.

Replacing old lighting around the house can also help improve your home’s look and feel. If you have rusted light fixtures outside the home, make it a priority to replace these and calculate the project into your budget before attempting to sell the home.

You also don’t want closets full of clothes and a garage piled high with boxes when showing the house to potential buyers. Be sure to condense your things into one space, or an attic, while your home is on the market.

Most buyers are looking for an updated kitchen and an updated master bathroom when purchasing a home. If you have old wallpaper in these rooms, be sure to pull this down and paint, as most potential buyers prefer a coat of fresh paint over that old wallpaper look. You can also buy neutral shower curtains and new bath mats for the floor which won’t cost you an arm and a leg to make happen.

Also, if you have large curtains or drapes in the house take them down. Show off your large windows and natural lighting as much as possible. A potential buyer doesn’t want to see a dark, gloomy house.

Keep your blinds open during the day while potential buyers are stopping by for an open house and let the natural lighting help your spaces appear larger and brighter.