Making Your Home More Saleable

Putting your home up for sale? Want to make sure that it’s snapped up as quickly as possible for the best price you can get? There are loads of things you can do to make your home saleable.

Whether you’re selling your home on the hdb resale portal, having a local realtor sell it for you, or selling it without any help online, there are numerous ways of making it seem more saleable, and here are some of the best:

Ensure it has curb appeal

The first thing you’re going to want to do if you want your home to be snapped up fast is to ensure that it looks good from the outside. after all, your home’s exterior is the first part of the property any potential buyers will see so if it’s rundown and unloved, it’s hardly going to make the best first impression, is it?

Luckily, it’s pretty easy to improve curb appeal by giving the home’s exterior a fresh lick of paint, mowing the lawn, and plant a few flowers. If it needs it, mend any fences or roofing issues, and voila! –  you’ll have a home that makes an amazing first impression.

Do some spring cleaning

If your home is in basically good shape, one thing that can really make a difference is giving it a good spring clean. Clean the carpets, polish the floors, vacuum under the couch, and basically do everything you can to get it gleaming. The cleaner it looks, the more confidence buyers will have in your home and how well it has been looked after. It’ll be far more inviting if it looks and smells good than if you do the bare minimum in terms of chores. 

Make it smell amazing

Homes that smell bad are very off-putting for obvious reasons, which is why it’s a good idea to make your home smell as fresh and inviting as possible, As I mentioned above, cleaning your home from top to bottom is the best way to do this, but you could also think about baking cookies or fresh bread before a viewing, getting some high quality scented candles or placing fresh flowers around the place too.


Decluttering your home is an excellent way of turning it into a blank canvas so that potential buyers can see the space as it really is and access how much room there is for them to play with. If you combine this with depersonalizing your home by removing things like family photos, vacation mementos, and the like, it will really help them to see how they can put their own stamp on the place. 

That being said, you don’t want to make your home feel too clinical as that could make your home seem cold and uninviting, which isn’t exactly going to help you sell.

Update the decor

If you’re selling your home, you don’t want to spend a lot of money on making cosmetic changes, but it is a good idea if your decor is a bit worn or dated, to update it a little with a fresh coat of paint or some new wallpaper that will make it more presentable. It doesn’t have to be anything special – just something that looks clean and up-to-date will do.

Update the kitchen

The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, and as such, when you’re selling a house, it is the most important room to focus on. If your kitchen is dated, worn or dirty, it is going to be an instant turn-off for a lot of potential buyers. That’s why you should consider repainting cabinets, replacing door handles, investing in new tiles and worktops, and any other work that would have your kitchen looking amazing. Upgrading the kitchen can add value to your home, so don’t be shy about doing what needs to be done!

Update the bathroom too

After the kitchen, the bathroom is likely to be one of the most important spots in your home. Give it some love by replacing faucets, sinks, and bathtubs if they’re in poor condition,m and updating any decor. You need not spend a lot of money – just make the room functional and presentable and it will sell itself.

There are never any guarantees that your home will sell fast, but if you make some/all of the above changes to your home, it will certainly increase its sale-ability and you should have a far easier time taking it to market and getting a good price.