Ready to Sell Your Home? 5 Ways to Get Your Walls Ready

May 20, 2021

Image of a house with a for sale sign in the front yard. Words above the house that read, 'Ready to sell you home? 5 ways to get your wall ready.'

5 Ways to Get Your Walls Ready 

Not only has the Stock Market been running on a hot streak this year, but look no further than your own neighborhood to see the real hot market is right under your feet.

Your home.

Home values have been skyrocketing. In fact, according to Zillow Research, “The typical U.S. home value rose 1.2% in March from February, to $276,717, the largest monthly jump ever recorded in the Zillow Home Value Index.”

While inventory remains low and demand remains hot, it may mean you are ready to throw your home in the mix and put it up for sale.

If so, there are a few minor tweaks you can make to ensure your walls are ready when the buyers are. Here are 5 simple ways to make sure your walls are ready to get maximum asking price.

  • Stay neutral
  • When it comes time for snapping those professional pictures, less is more. Remove any clutter from the walls and stick to neutral tones as much as possible. Your walls should entice the buyer to envision their decor, not yours.

  • Remove photos
  • As cute as it is to have your family posted everywhere, it can also detract from a buyer’s emotions. Remove any photos of your family or children, and replace the area with removable vinyl wall decals such as “Bless this home and all who enter it” which evokes a feeling of warmth instead.


    Living room wall decals that say ‘Bless this home and all who enter’ on a living room wall.

  • Simplify Things

    While having too many photos or clutter on the walls can detract from a buyer’s interest, having bare walls can have a negative effect, too. Instead, consider having a simple wall decal such as this one, perfect for over the coach.


    Living room wall decals that say ‘And I think to myself what a wonderful world’ on a living room wall.

  • Spic and Span

    Take a quick glance around your walls. Are they dirty? Need a touch up or some fresh paint? Don’t assume that just because you don’t notice your dirty walls means your potential buyers won’t either. Grab that Magic Eraser and touch-up paint and do some sprucing up so buyers are drawn to the bones of your home — and not the fingerprints on the walls. 

  • Invite Inside
  • While not technically a wall, your door has endless possibilities when it comes to welcoming potential buyers into your home. Don’t forget to welcome potential buyers inside with a vinyl decal for doors that is sure to wow prospective buyers before they even set foot inside. Options like this one bring the warmth, so the buyers will hopefully bring their pocketbook.


    Front door decal that says, ‘Welcome’ on a front porch door.


    No matter how you choose to ready your home to sell, making sure you spend time refreshing your walls and adding inexpensive — and removable — vinyl wall decals are a surefire way to get top-notch buyers’ attention while grabbing top-dollar offers in this white-hot housing market.

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