As a follow-up to my posting on Homes for the Holidays: 4 Reasons Now is a Prime Time to Sell a Home, here are some quick tips from MLS HomeQuest for easy and inexpensive ways to make your home more appealing for potential buyers:

  • Keep driveways & walkways neatly shoveled.
  • Keep your snowblower/shovels out of site.
  • Be sure kids put away their toys.
  • Trim bushes so they don’t block windows and cut down on light.
  • Buy a new doormat.
  • Put a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch.
  • Put new doorknobs on your doors.
  • Buy a new mailbox.
  • Upgrade the outside lighting.
  • Use warm, incandescent light bulbs for a homey feel.
  • Polish or replace your house numbers.
  • Put out potpourri or burn scented candles.
  • Buy new pillows for the sofa.
  • Buy a flowering plant and put it in a window you pass by frequently.
  • Make a centerpiece for your table with fruit or artificial flowers.
  • Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones that let in more light.
  • Buy new towels.
  • Put a seasonal wreath on your door.

Note: Some tips edited for seasonality 🙂