What Can You Do If Your House Does Not Have a Wow Factor!


What a beautiful weekend here in New Mexico–blue skies, sunshine, and not too hot. And if you missed the Clipper verses Spurs game on Saturday, it was something to see. I don’t watch football–don’t understand the game and it’s too slow for me, but I love to watch basketball. At the end of the first quarter, the score was Clippers 33 with the Spurs trailing at 11. Final wrap up was Spurs 96 to Clippers at 86 — amazing turnaround.

So down to business–you want to raffle your home but it doesn’t have that wow factor. You can give it a wow factor, and here are a few simple ways:  Install wide baseboards painted pure white, and paint the walls something like a Cottage White by Behr. This Cottage White is a creamy white with a golden tone that will make the baseboards look rich. Replace outdated tile, or carpet, and add color to your landscape. You will be amazed at what a few changes can make.

Lastly, get rid of any clutter. If the piece of furniture is not essential, take it out–store it somewhere. For example, bedroom should have a bed, a dresser, and maybe a chair. That’s it. Move out the TV, the exercise equipment, and other items. In the kitchen, the counter tops should be almost bare except for a few items such as a set of cookbooks, a plant, or a decorative pitcher. If you have a microwave sitting on the counter, or a toaster or mini-oven, put them away.  Think of it this way — imagine your house is new and empty, now you want to stage it for selling. What pieces would you bring in to show it off, not what pieces would you move in to live in the home. So move out or hide those extra pieces you use to live in the home, and arrange the home to show off its best assets.

Many homes do have a wow factor if the homeowner is willing to make a few changes.

Living Room Desert Academy Prize Home

To your success!

Diane Giraudo McDermott

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