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Open House Tips in Irvine, CA

6 Cheap and Easy Ways to Get Your Home Ready for an Open House

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An open house is a great opportunity to show off a home’s best assets and help potential buyers see themselves living in the space. If you’re listing your home or townhome for sale in Irvine but your place needs some sprucing up, don’t worry, these tips can get you open house ready for under a thousand bucks.

1. Paint

You don’t need to repaint your whole house, but adding a fresh coat to the front door, garage door, trim, and shutters can make a world of difference. Also consider getting a nice new knocker and updating your mailbox as well.

2. Swap Out Appliances

Stainless steel appliances are more of an investment, but no one wants to buy a home with old white appliances. Updating the fridge, oven, and microwave will add a “wow” factor to you home. You can also update lighting fixtures, door handles, and other hardware for a fresh look in the kitchen.

3. Get a New Vanity

No need to remodel the bathroom. Update the vanity, including the mirror and lighting, and spring for a new rug, shower curtain, new hand towels, and a few candles.

4. Get Your Floors Done Professionally

If you have carpet, get it professionally cleaned before the open house to remove pet stains and any odors your nose has become accustomed to. You can also have wood floors professionally polished and take a rag to the walls to get rid of any unsightly marks.

5. Turn the Master Bedroom into a Suite

Get rid of all the clutter in the bedroom, add some greenery or flowers, a few candles, new accent pillows, and if you really want to seal the deal, get white bedding, which gives people the feeling of being in a high-end hotel suite.

6. Don’t Forget the Patio

Don’t overlook the outdoor space. Toss out old faded or broken patio furniture in favor of a cute bistro set or loungers. Many people want to feel as though their patio is just an extension of their indoor space, so bring the comfort (and cleanliness) all the way through.

Selling your current home means you’re also probably in the market to buy a new one. We take the time to get to know our clients and can show you homes for sale in Irvine that check off your wants and needs. Give us a call today at (714) 454-6304 and make an appointment!

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