When you sell a home in Naples, your real estate agent will most likely tell you to make a few minor improvements. The improvements you make now can help you sell your home faster and for more money, so it makes sense to do what you can before you put your home on the market. Some of the improvements your real estate agent may suggest might involve your home office.
What Can You Do to Improve Your Home Office to Sell Your Home?
Although there’s no one size fits all answer to the things that you should do to your home (because every home is different), your real estate agent may suggest a few quick fixes. With more people working from home than ever before, the home office is a very important space to work on when you list your home for sale. In fact, these spaces can make or break a buyer’s decision to make an offer on your home.
Check out these three quick fixes for your home office:
- Invest in new seating
- Improve your lighting scheme
- Mix in a little texture
Here’s a closer look at each.
Quick Fix #1 for Your Home Office: Invest in New Seating
Even if your home office isn’t very large, it’s a good idea to invest in new seating. Ideally, you’ll be able to make the space look comfortable and functional, and one of the best ways to do that is to add a work-ready chair at the desk. If your home office is large, you might also want to invest in guest seating. Adding a pair of comfy chairs with a small table between them is a great way to make your office look more comfortable and user-friendly.
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Quick Fix #2 for Your Home Office: Let There Be Light
Gone are the days of dark home studies with rich mahogany finishes. Today’s buyers want to see light, bright spaces in which to work, and that means lightning up on your decor and ensuring that there’s enough illumination in the space for a variety of projects. Overhead lighting is fine, but you should also add layered lighting. That means a standing lamp in at least one corner and desk lamps or table lamps where appropriate. You should also take down heavy drapes and replace them with lighter window treatments, and when buyers come to see your home, make sure that all your window treatments are open.
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Quick Fix #3 for Your Home Office: Mix in a Little Texture
It’s common for sellers to decorate other rooms with texture (such as bedrooms and living rooms), but they often neglect to add texture to the office space. You can make your office look warmer and more inviting by bringing in texture. That may mean adding woven baskets, a plush rug, or even a fluffy throw over the back of your office chair. Maybe you add a tapestry to the wall or use textured wall art. It’s up to you how you choose to add texture to your home office, but rest assured that it’s something you should do.
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