Interior Designing Geared Towards Selling Homes The new concepts that have come about in interior design psychology have allowed home sellers to make more profit in today’s competitive real estate market. This means it is well worth your time planning the changes you will make in order to sell your home for the highest price. Come up with a basic design plan, but make sure to keep your target market and budget in mind. The overall design plan mostly will depend on supply and demand. In your area, how many houses are currently up for sale? How many of those houses up for sale sell each week? The weather of the selling season, whether it is cold, warm or hot, will be a factor. Is the market favoring buyers or sellers? You can do less if the market is moving fast and buyers are lining up to put offers in on houses in your area. Whatever your answers are, however, you still need to do a few things to make sure your home stands out from competitors. You must know who your target buyers are. Make sure to keep in mind your neighborhood and the buyers who are buying homes near yours. Are these people buying their first home, or are they upgrading. Due to the fact that the psychological needs of these two types of buyers vary considerably, this will play an important part in your marketing and design plan. First time homebuyers usually focus on controlling their own environment by owning, rather than renting. Their psychological needs often include such things as safety and security, a sense of connection, comfort, and self-control. While move-up buyers also enjoy such benefits, they typically worry more about getting into a bigger home with more amenities for their self-esteem, comfort, and prestige. When considering your budget, only spend money on items that will make a noticeable difference in your sales price. Of all the repairs that you will be making, fresh paint will be your best investment. Also, new kitchen appliances, upgraded bathroom features, and new lighting fixtures will give you a good return for your money spent. In some cases, hiring professional help is worth the extra cost. Professional painters are very quick, and are usually much less expensive to hire than day laborers. Tile installers, carpet layers, and electricians will also do a better job than day laborers because they know their trades very well. Deciding on the right colors to paint your home will make a great difference in your paycheck at closing time. Take a peek at houses near yours and choose your colors accordingly. Keep in mind that colors look much darker on huge exterior expanses than they do on the little paint chips you pick up from the store. Best wishes on the sale of your home.