5 Home Selling Tricks That Cost Less Than $500

Posted by Dan Wolf on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 5:19am.

When it comes to home selling and staging, there is no reason to spend thousands of dollars. If you used a lot of dark colors in your Anchorage home, lighten things up with some bright yellow accent pillows and candles. If you already have a home that’s white and bright, balance out your décor with some warmer colors and furniture pieces. According to a recent piece by houzz.com, even people on the strictest budget can liven up their space for home selling success. Just don’t make the mistake of going overboard with one color or one style of accent pillow. Ask your Realtor for a second opinion on your staging ideas when getting your home ready to sell.                 

•    Replace the shower curtain and more

For less than $500, you can typically buy a bathroom set that includes a shower curtain with matching towels, bath mat and other accessories such as tooth-brush holder. Choose one that’s colorful but classic as opposed to one with a jungle theme, beach theme or moose theme. Living in Alaska, you are likely to find a lot of rustic décor items but not everyone likes rustic wildlife towel bars, robe hooks and towel rings.

•    Put rugs in strategic places

Some of the places where your Alaskan home could use an area rug includes in front of the fireplace, in the foyer or entryway, in the kitchen and in a high traffic area. Replacing hardwood floors that show heavy use or putting down all new carpet is expensive. A better solution is to jazz up the space with a colorful rug that blends with your interior design style.

•    Dress up the windows

Custom window treatments often cost more than $500, but for less than that amount of money you hang attractive rods with curtains and blinds. Not every window needs a window treatment. In some cases, it’s just a matter of cleaning the windows and scrubbing the wood. You can also put up valances.

•    Add a kitchen backsplash

Even if you pay a professional to install your backsplash, you can spend less than $500 to give your kitchen a fresh look. Whether you choose stainless steel, glass, subway tile or ceramic, your budget depends on how large of an area you cover. With $500, you can add a backsplash and paint the kitchen.

•    Install pendant lighting

Pendant lighting gives a kitchen space an updated look for less than $500. Other home selling ideas include installing decorative lights in the foyer and dining room. Although outdoor lighting is nice for your own pleasure, it’s not a good investment since most buyers don’t tour homes at night and probably won’t notice the outdoor lighting.

At Wolf Real Estate, we welcome home sellers interested in selling their Anchorage Alaskan homes for more. For more home selling advice that won't break your budget, please contact us at 248-9653 or visit us online atwww.anchoragehomesearch.com

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