Now that Labor Day is long gone, it’s truly time to get into the heart of the fall season. And if you’re trying to put your Gambrills MD home for sale in  this autumn, you’ve got to realize that it’s a very competitive time of year in Anne Arundel County. You have put a lot of love and a great deal of care into your house, and prospective buyers should be able to tell that you’ve treated your home like a member of the family. But as you move on to the next phase in your life, it’s important to keep in mind some of the things home buyers are looking for as they research properties in the region. After all, these buyers are starting new phases of their lives, as well, and with so many great options available from Crofton to Odenton and everywhere in between, it’s crucial that you assess the house for areas you can improve.

Thankfully, it’s possible to make some simple -- yet incredibly effective -- improvements that don’t cost an arm and a leg.

Let’s have a look at three low-cost methods of sprucing up your house to catch buyers’ eyes!

#1 -- Finish What You Started

If you’re like a lot of homeowners, you’ve gotten some great ideas over the years that, unfortunately, haven’t quite come to fruition. There are probably some home-improvement projects that you’ve begun, but just haven’t been able to complete. Now is the time to cross them off of your to-do list for good!

If you need to finish that bathroom reno or finally redo the kitchen pantry, now is the time to turn into the home stretch!

#2 -- Paint!

You’re accustomed to living in your home, and it’s comfortable to you the way it is. But there are probably numerous areas that could be made to look like new with just a few paint touch ups. Look over your home -- preferably with the help of someone with fresh eyes -- and determine which areas could use a fresh coat. Baseboards, trim and moldings are prime suspects. If your budget is really tight, focus on high-traffic areas.

#3 -- Don’t Make It Personal

In other words, it’s a good idea to depersonalize your home so that it’s easier for buyers to see themselves living there. Of course, a bit of personal charm can be a great selling point, but if it’s too dominant, it can turn people away. Go through photographs, children’s artwork and other items to determine what you can remove to make your house seem a little less like yours -- and a bit more like a place someone new can’t wait to move into!

Need More Help Selling Your Home?

If you’re selling your Anne Arundel County home this fall, you know that it’s a competitive environment. Thankfully, I’m here to help you with all the best tips to find you the perfect buyer! Give me a call at (301) 651-1261 or email me at to learn more.