Making Your Home More Appealing
You can make your home more appealing to potential buyers by attending to the following concerns.
While your home is showing, you're going to have to pay much more attention than normal to keeping things clean. When people come to visit, a dirty home will instantly reduce their overall level of interest in it. Your realtor may recommend a professional cleaning and it's a good idea to heed their advice if they do.
Smokers don't mind if a house doesn't smell like smoke, but nonsmokers are instantly put off when a house smells of smoke. It may require a professional cleaning to take care of cigarette smoke odor. Do not smoke in your home once it's on the market. You will reduce the price you'll get for the home.
A fresh coat of paint makes a huge difference in the appearance of a home. It makes the home look newer, cleaner and fresher. It's also very inexpensive to redo the paint in a house, so it's always worth it to repaint before you list.
Remember that the colors you choose make a huge difference. It's best to go with neutral tones. With those types of colors, the person looking at the house can imagine it in another color and won't be put off by a color that they do not like.
4. Curb Appeal
The first time that a potential buyer will see your home is from the curb. Make sure it looks great from this vantage point. Your realtor may recommend some improvements in this regard. Having curb appeal can increase the amount that you'll be offered for your home.
Remember that you might have to add some improvements to your home. You might consider new appliances, new finishes and so forth. Ask your realtor about these improvements. They can make a big difference, but you don't want to spend a lot of money for very little return, which is a real possibility if you make the wrong improvements.
6. Inspect Your Home
Take a very close look at your home. Check every corner for dirt and grime, every window for streaks and every floor for scratches and gouges. You might have stopped noticing these flaws, but a buyer will most certainly notice them. They make exactly the wrong impression.
Whenever you have a showing, turn on all the lights, even if it's broad daylight outside. The brighter it is in your home when people come to visit, the better the impression that you'll make on them.
8. Hosting a Showing
Your realtor will handle this, but remember that you're selling a home, not a house. Bake a pie the night before the showing or put one in the oven when the house is being shown. It gives the home a pleasant scent. You might also want to light some candles or do other things that make the home feel cozier.
Ask your realtor for other ways that you can make your home more inviting!