Colors are key for helping home sellers net some green
If you want to take the minimalist approach to prepping your home for sale in this hot sellers’ market, you’d be best served by focusing on green and white.
Here’s how this breaks down.
Rather than repaint the interior of your home, consider adding white touches wherever you can.
This could mean white area rugs, white bath towels, white accessories such as a cake plate or large bowl in the kitchen, a set of bookends on the book case, a white lamp on the entry table, white fake (yet tasteful) flower arrangements (the larger and taller the better), white drapery, white tablecloths or place mats and napkins on the dining room table, white bath mats, white shower curtains, white bedspreads, white pillowcases, white accent pillows on the chairs and beds and white wall art such as a large innocuous clock and abstract artwork.
White just makes everything seem lighter, brighter and bigger.
On the outside of the house, go green.
Overseed your lawn to produce grass as green as you can get. Or if you have to, lay down new sod.
If you have a side yard that has been left to its own devices, you can step it up by adding new grass seed or sod. Then keep it trimmed and mow it to look like the outfield of a baseball stadium.
In addition, fill your flower beds with luscious green plants and bright, multi-colored flowers. An assortment of colors is believed to attract new friends. Add flower stands or pots beside the front door with more green-leafed plants and fire-colored flowers (vibrant red, yellow, gold, pink and orange) – either real or fake.
These tips are taken from the Fung Shui tradition, which holds that you cannot do too much to improve the land around your home. And that fire-colored flowers attract Chi, or the energy that moves the universe and draws energy to you and your home. That would be desirable.
Even in a market where there are so few choices for the number of buyers taking advantage of low interest rates, sellers still need to do whatever they can to make their home look as attractive as possible and fetch the highest price possible in the fastest time possible. Especially in your marketing photos.
Leslie Sargent Eskildsen is an agent with Realty One Group West. She can be reached at 949-678-3373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.