Advice For Sellers
The simple advice in this article will assist you as you try to draw buyers into your home and motivate them to make an offer on your residence.
Capturing the right image
Many individuals searching for a home will ignore those that do not have good pictures printed online or in advertisements. One of the best pieces of advice a seller can receive is to dedicate themselves to capturing good images of their property. Experiment by snapping pictures at various times during the day and when standing in a variety of locations. If your agent wants to use a picture that you do not think reflects positively on your home, take charge and select one you like.
Pick up after yourself
Buyers taking a tour of your home often assume that if it is messy and unclean, it needs to be fixed up. This usually isn’t the case, but this kind of reputation will make agents think twice about bringing their clients to your home. Without foot traffic, you can’t complete a sale. It is also important to maintain a pleasant aroma in your home. A bad smell is picked up on almost immediately. Open the windows and air out your rooms prior to having buyers come over. You can also plug in an air freshener or make cookies to make the experience more pleasant for buyers.
Focus on curb appeal
If a buyer is turned off from your property when they view it from the street, they are unlikely to take the trouble to set up an appointment. You are more likely to secure a better purchase price if you dedicate yourself to improving your home’s outward appearance. There are several simple things that you can do to make a buyer look twice at your home.
- Install or modify lighting to make your residence more visible to interested individuals driving past.
- Replace your front door with a better-looking alternative. You can also purchase nice hardware to change up the door’s appearance. If neither of those are possible, just paint the door to make it pop.
- Remove debris from the driveway, and use a pressure washer on your home if it is needed.
- Add to your landscaping, if you can.
- Put away any outdoor equipment.
- Wash the windows and unclog the gutters.
- Use an edger around the pathway leading to your front door, and pull out any weeds that are popping up through the concrete or bricks.
- Cut your grass.
- Remove leaves from your property.
- Cut back tree branches that are getting too close to the house.
- If you are able to afford it, put a new coat of paint on your home. Look at other attractive properties in the area to get inspiration.
Make your kitchen and bathrooms look like new
A new stove, refrigerator or dishwasher can brighten up a kitchen. Putting on new cabinet hardware also has a similar effect. If updating your kitchen in this manner is not within your budget, think about putting a new coat of paint on your cabinets; it will make a dramatic difference for a small amount of money. To get the best look, put the paint on with micropore rollers or little spray guns.
Bring in the light
Installing a skylight or improving existing light fixtures will have a dramatic effect on how bright a room is, adding to the home’s charm. Take off any thick curtains that block light, particularly if the view is pleasant.
Maintain an uncomplicated space
Do not allow clutter to dominate your rooms. Find a storage space for kitchen appliances and hide the pictures that are currently on your end tables. Make sure that your closets and cabinets are not crammed full of items because buyers are going to open up everything and take a look.
Create an open layout
Take out any unnecessary furniture so that it is easier to walk around. Keep boxes out of the general walkway, and get a storage unit if you have nowhere else to put your possessions.