Enlightened Style ShadesReal Estate professionals encourage homeowners to depersonalize the house, so potential buyers can envision themselves in the space. While you’re clearing clutter, cleaning and freshening paint consider your window treatments.

Changing Window Treatments Give Your House an Edge on the Market

“Freshening the window treatments can go a long way in making your house stand out from the rest of the houses in the inventory,” said Tracy Christman, Director of Budget Blinds’ Vendor Alliance. More and more real estate professionals hire professional staging companies to spruce up a home to increase its appeal to potential buyers.

Some real estate professionals will include the cost of staging the home in their services; however, others may look to the buyer to make upgrades. Ask your real estate professional during your initial meeting about staging arrangements. “A really nice faux wood blind shows really well and works with virtually everyone’s décor,” she continued.

Here are some other tips to help your home standout on the market:

  • If your draperies are dingy or your blinds are banged up, replace them with faux wood blinds. They don’t have to be expensive to impress potential buyers.
  • While the orange and pink flowered roller shade was perfect for your daughter’s room, it may not be the look a prospective buyer’s teenage son has in mind. Depersonalizing rooms puts the home’s best foot forward. Choose white, off-white or a neutral wood tone.
  • If you’re window treatments are stuck in the 90s, it’s time to invest in new ones. Plus, if you have the perfect family starter home, window treatments purchased after 2001 have additional safety features like breakaway tassels and cord stops that enhance safety for children and pets.
  • If you have a great view, call attention to it by bundling window treatments. Bundling is the practice of combining two classic window treatments on one window. For example, layer a sheer drapery panel over a roller shade or window shading to soften the angles and add drama. Draperies can be used to lengthen short windows or camouflage harsh angles.
  • Improve photo shoots by using window treatments to control natural light in the room.
  • Add blackout treatment to media room for wow factor.

It doesn’t take a lot to make your home standout. One or two simple upgrades can give your home the edge over the competition in the market.