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4 Ways to Make Your Home More Appealing To Home Buyers

Posted by Terence Davids on Jun 8, 2017 10:28:08 AM
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When you sell your home in Niagara, it’s a good idea before you list the house to ensure your home looks updated and modern. This can be anything from as big as doing total renovations, or as small as changing some paint on the walls (all that “retro” wallpaper should probably go).

When you get your home ready for buyers to walk through remember they’ll respond better to a more modern, trendy, updated home. Staging your home to be on trend will make it more appealing to buyers, and can make or a faster sell.

Stay on trend with paint colours

Trendy colours change often, so it can be understandably hard to keep up. However, it is the easiest way to ensure that your home looks fresh, clean, and new when selling a home. Right now the trend in paint colours is soft and natural, sticking with neutrals and pastel accents.

If your home needs new coats of paint, opt softer and more natural shades of green, apricot, blush pinks, and classic clean whites. If you’re looking to do a more bold accent with, 2017’s trends for more bold colours are blues that have a hint of grey to them, as well as purple hues, both in light and soft shades and also dark and deep shades. More natural colours are best for home buyers, as they are less harsh and can blend more easily with their own decor. Keep in mind you don't just want the home to look nice, you also want buyers to be able to picture themselves in the home.

New flooring trends

Floors can make or break a room. One option that is being seen in trends this year is bamboo. It’s been around for years, but recently there’s been an increase in the colours and styles seen in homes. Bamboo is also harder than most hardwoods when it’s dried, making it more durable, and even more so with new technology that allows for strand-woven bamboo flooring.

If you’re replacing the flooring in areas like the bathroom or kitchens, where wood floors aren’t recommended because of the moisture, you can stay on trend by using large-format tile. Rather than traditional sizes, larger more oversized tiles have gained popularity. Talk to your Niagara area listing agent and see what they have seen in the homes they've been selling to ensure your choice is on trend with the area you live in.

Copper is the new rose gold

Using metallics for accents in rooms has been popular for a while, and in the past few years there’s been a rise in popularity for rose gold accents. In 2017, however, trends have shifted away from rose gold and more towards another metallic: copper.

Copper accents have been getting more attention for their more antique look that brings out more character and glamour to the room. It’s also seen as a more masculine and rustic colour, which can be appeal to more buyers when you’re staging a home.

Bold, geometric patterns

If you’re a pattern lover in your home, switch up the patterns from small, busy patterns to the trend of simple geometric patterns. There’s been a lot of popularity in using simple lines to create triangles and geometric designs in the interior of your home.

Buyers respond well to geometric designs because of the simplicity. When done correctly, they make the home look sharper and more modern, as well as giving an overall feeling that the home feels more together. The best part of geometric patterns, if used throughout the home, is that they give a more curated feel to the home. Just be careful not to go overboard and make the home feel too busy. Less can is almost always more.

Once you've made the changes to your home, it's time to find an experienced Niagara listing agent to help you get your home sold quickly. Connect with Team Davids today, we have the knowledge and expertise to sell your home. If you're unsure about the process, download our free Home Selling Guide.

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