Curb appeal Is Important
Take a little bit of time to Pull weeds, rake leaves and trim overgrown shrubs, especially if they block windows or the path to your front door. A little bit of outside appeal can get a potential home buyer to give your property a chance.
Fresh Coat Of Paint
When it is time to sell your home, try not to be to creative with your paint choices. It’s important to make your house generic. A fresh coat of neutral paint will make your home appear larger, brighter and more appealing to potential buyers.
Make Obvious repairs
There are quick fixes, that can make or break the sale of your property. Fix things like leaky faucets and sticky cabinets, and replace old screens. Today’s buyers don’t want to waste time with a lot of repairs especially if you want a premium for your property. You don’t want to give them any reason not to put in an offer.
Rearrange & De-clutter
Think about all of those DIY TV shows…the one thing that is consistent is traffic flow. Place your furniture in places where traffic can flow and is appealing to the eye. If you have too much furniture, rent a portable storage device to hold things until you are ready to move into your new place. If you don’t have enough furniture, borrow or rent.
Less Is More
Nicknacks, collectibles, photos, and stuff in general should be kept to a minimum when trying to sell your home. This includes personal photos and portraits. Less is always more. The less clutter and nicknacks you have lying around, the more potential buyers will be able to see your home and what it offers. Buyers need to be able to see the property as their own home and too much personal stuff can cloud their vision.
Clean, Clean and then Clean some more. Dust tables, sparkle floors, and remove stains from carpets. If you have animals, take even more time to remove odors and signs that they have impacted the home in a negative way. Purchase an air-neutralizing spray that will help remove odors without creating an overwhelming masking odor. Clean homes sell!
Make the house comfortable. Be sure potential buyers are comfortable when touring your home. If it’s freezing outside, leave the heat on, and if it’s summer, turn on the air conditioner.
Keep it ready to show
It may be a little inconvenient, but until you accept an offer, keep your home in tip-top shape at all times. What this means is that each room should have a clear purpose, nice flow and be clean and clutter-free. Buyers need to be able to picture themselves and their things in a room, and taking these steps will help ensure that.