Simple ways to Update Your Northeast Los Angeles Home for Sale

By: Tracy King Realty   02/15/2016
Keywords: Real Estate, Real Esate Listings, Real Estate Listing Service

For artsy and “hot” market neighborhoods like Highland Park, Eagle Rock and Mt. Washington, buyers expect a lot. Updating a home can be simple and profitable.

Let’s face it. Northeast Los Angeles communities are in demand. Homes in Highland Park, CA are being snatched up in the same way that Silver lake was hot a decade ago. Mt. Washington real estate, too, is much sought after by younger, professional buyers with money to spend on great homes. The catch? They expect a lot for their investment, so it pays to be willing to spend some money and time to perform quick and simple ways to update your home for sale.

To maximize the beauty and value of your home to prepare for selling, spend a little time, energy and money with several “simple” fix-ups that will put your home into the next league. It is not necessary to hire a professional stager or to drain your bank account. These quick fixes have the power to transform any room in your house into a desirable place for living.

Fabric update
There is nothing more unappealing than grungy rugs, stained fabric, or dusty cloth. Clean, vibrant, threads can turn any drab room into a full, rich room. Replace the covers on your throw pillows, purchase a new rug with a modern design and replace your curtains with blinds or newer pieces, which match the room. If you are working on a bedroom, save some money with a nice duvet cover, reupholster the headboard and buy some nice throw pillows for the bed.

Paint a fresh coat
The easiest way to invoke positive emotion from a room is to update the paint job. Regardless if you paint one wall or all, this will provide you the opportunity of altering the mood with light and whimsical colors, dark and modern, or neutral earth tones.

Rearrange the bookshelf
Bookshelves can be decorated and utilized in many ways besides monotonous side-by-side stacking. Try organizing the books by colors or by stacking the books in creative ways. Bookshelves can also add a lively dynamic to a room by decorating one of the shelves with an assortment of pictures or a colorful collection of knick-knacks. Plants and cacti also make interesting additions to shelving units.

Put up the art
Buy a collection of nice frames that will compliment works of art to set on the walls. It doesn’t have to be as beautiful as Van Gogh, any art on the wall can make the room pop, whether it be a landscape painting by a friend or a pencil sketch portrait by your daughter. You could easily paint a piece of canvas with an accent color and frame that to give the room some extra flair.

Accent the room
There are many artistic, inventive ways to spice up a room. Start with the walls. Is there a wall that can be glued with interesting or bright wallpaper? Or maybe there’s a wall where you can paint on stripes or dots. Accents do not always have to be on the walls. Maybe the room needs a modern light fixture like a chandelier, or you can decorate it with an art sculpture or rug. There are endless opportunities to separate your house from anything else the potential buyers have seen.

Any and all of these suggestions may go a long way towards the goal of selling your Northeast Los Angeles home quickly and for the highest amount of profit. Whether you are selling your home in a well-known area such as Eagle Rock, or selling Glassell Park real estate, a little effort can make a large difference in the final price once the buyer has signed on the line that is dotted.

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