Interior Designing Geared Towards Selling Homes Due to the new concepts in interior design psychology, home sellers are netting more money in today’s competitive real estate market. It is therefore well worth your time to plan the changes that you will make so that you can sell your home for the highest possible price. You need to develop a general design plan which keeps your target market and budget in mind. Supply and demand will really determine your overall design plan. In your area, how many houses are currently up for sale? How many of those houses up for sale sell each week? Is the selling season weather cold, warm, or hot? Does the market belong to buyers or sellers? If there are buyers lining to make offers on homes in your neighborhood, the market is moving fast and you can be prepared to do less. To stand out from the competitors, you will still need to do a few things to your home regardless of your answers to the above questions. 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. Find out whether they are buying their very first home, or whether they are moving up. This factor will make quite a difference in your marketing and design plan, since the psychological needs of these buyers are rather different. People buying their first home are seeking to control their own environment by buying, rather than renting. Such things as safety and security, a sense of connection, comfort, and self-control are typically the psychological needs of these first time buyers. 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 you can possibly make, fresh paint is your best investment. Spending money on new kitchen appliances, updated lighting fixtures, and upgraded bathroom features will also give you a great return on your investment. Sometimes, employing professionals to help will be worth the added expense. It will be cheaper for you to hire professional painters than day laborers because they are able to work much faster. Tile installers, carpet layers, and electricians will also be a better bet than day laborers because they are very good at their trades. Deciding on the right colors to paint your home will make a great difference in your paycheck at closing time. Choose complementary colors based on the homes surrounding yours. Take into account that colors will look darker on large exterior expanses than they will on the little paint chips from the store. Good luck on your design and on selling your home!