Custom Changes That You Should Make More Conventional before Your Home Is Listed for Sale

When you own a home, one of the enjoyable things you get to do is make it exactly the way you want it to be. Doing so can allow you to enjoy the space for years, but, when you're getting ready to sell the home, it might be time to convert some of these custom changes into something a little more conventional. Making your home a little more standard can attract more buyers. Your custom changes were enjoyed by you and might indeed be enjoyed by some people, but they might also scare some prospective buyers away. Here are some things that you may wish to change.

Bold Room Colors

It can be fun to paint some of the rooms in your home bold colors. For example, a teenager may wish to paint his or her room a dark purple or orange, while you may wish to paint the walls of a video gaming room black or dark blue. There's a strong probability, however, that these colors won't suit the next buyer — and some people might even think twice about submitting an offer on your home because they know these dark colors can require lots of coats of primer and paint. By painting these rooms more of a neutral hue before your home goes on the market, you may be doing yourself a favor.

Custom Backyard

Many homeowners turn their backyard into a custom creation that they'll enjoy. A gardener may rip up the grass and make the entire yard a garden; a family with young children may convert a standard backyard into a basketball court by laying down a series of concrete slabs. It's technically possible that the next person to own your home will be into gardening or basketball, but it's more likely that these unique features could be frowned upon. It's worthwhile to think about laying sod down in the yard to give it more of a conventional design for the next owners.

Home Business

While you might enjoy running a small business out of your home, the look of your set-up may make it difficult for prospective buyers to picture themselves in the home. For example, if you've turned your living room into a warehouse for the products you sell or manufacture, the look of the room can make it difficult to visualize a traditional living room setup. It can be advantageous to put your business goods into storage and use your own furniture or items from a home staging professional to set up the living room in more of a traditional manner.

For more tips on how to get your home ready to sell, talk to a real estate agent like those at Marsee Wilhems Real Estate Team.