Easy and Affordable Ways to Prepare Your El Paso Home For a Viewing

How to prepare your home for viewing!

The following article is written by Jackie Edwards. Jackie is passionate about writing about family lifestyle. In this article, Jackie explains an important aspect — easy and affordable ways to prepare your home for a viewing.

Planning to sell your El Paso home sometime this year? You’re not alone as many people in the city are thinking about selling their property to get a bigger house or invest in business opportunities. According to recent data, El Paso averaged 2,245 active home listings per month in 2023, and those looking for affordable homes have been flocking to the city since the median sales price for a house here is at $335,000.

To get your piece of the real estate pie, you’ll need to make your home as appealing as possible to prospective home buyers. A renovation can improve your abode and make it look more modern, but a major home improvement project like this can put a dent in your wallet. Thankfully, there are other things that you can do to prep your home for the selling process and make it look more attractive inside and out. Here are some easy and affordable ways to prepare your home for a viewing.

Get it Sparkling Clean

A clean home shows potential buyers that the property is properly cared for by its owners, and it makes a good impression on anyone who wants to view the home. People are also more likely to make an offer on a home that’s well-maintained than one that’s grimy and untidy, so pick up a few cleaning supplies and get your home sparkling clean. Start from the outside by pressure washing your exterior. Pressure washing gets rid of deep-seated dirt, mold and mildew, and even graffiti stains, so invest in a pressure washer or borrow one from your neighbor. Aim the nozzle at your exterior walls to blast away dirt, and don’t forget to clean your driveway and paved areas too. Once everything’s clean, use a squeegee or a microfiber cloth to wipe the moisture off your windows and leave a streak-free finish.

As for your interiors, follow your usual cleaning routine, but step it up a notch by cleaning overlooked areas and items, such as the ceiling, baseboards, ceiling fans, artificial plants, lampshades, art, the fridge door, and the dishwasher, among other things. Some potential buyers are experts when it comes to spotting dirt, so make it a point to clean thoroughly to make a good impression. You can also put away some of your decorative items or other unecessary objects that tend to collect dust– there’ll be less things for you to clean, and it gives your home a neater and more classic feel.

Boost Curb Appeal by Painting Your Front Door

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for any room in your home. But if you don’t have the time or the energy to repaint your whole house, consider painting your front door. It’s a fun and easy way to increase your home’s curb appeal, and certain colors may even help to boost your home’s value, according to experts. For a bold and statement-making door, consider choosing black paint. In a Zillow survey, it was found that buyers said that they’d pay about $6,449 more for a home with a black front door. Deep colors like navy blue and forest green are also preferred by potential homeowners. If you decide to go for deep or dark colors, add gold front door accessories such as a gold door knocker, gold letterplate and letter box, and gold numerals or letters to further enhance the look of your front door.

De-Personalise Your Home

Viewers want to visualize what it’s like living inside your home, so displaying anything that’s personal such as family pictures, collections, or unusual pieces of art can make it hard for them to do so. Remove anything that’s too personalized and aim to make each room feel a little more neutral. Also, use neutral colors since it’s a good way to make your living spaces feel more like a model home instead of a lived-in place. Think about using beige or white drapes on the windows, or cover a colorful couch with a beige couch cover. Decorate sparingly, but do it in a stylish way. A lush potted plant in the living room, a single orchid stem in a chic vase in the bathroom, and a bowl of fresh lemons on the kitchen counter are enough to add visual interest to your abode without feeling too personal.

More individuals are looking for the right El Paso home to start a new life. Consider these tips to draw the attention of potential buyers and make your home ready for viewing.


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