From the moment you put your home up for sale, you are subjected to scrutiny from the buying public. You are selling your home, and the emphasis should therefore be on “selling.” (This includes a competitive price, which is another subject I will post an article on).
It is crucial that you make your home look as attractive as possible. This can be done by simply refreshing your wallpaper and curtain choices, or stripping out the old kitchen cabinets to make it more appealing to your target buyer.
For all of you wanting to sell your homes in 2013, you are in luck, as buying and selling in the housing market has shown a considerable increase in the past three months; however this doesn’t mean that we can sit back and relax. As the competition is going to become stronger, it means we have to pull out all the stops to ensure our homes are in perfect selling condition.
Here are some important tips which I have acquired over time on how to make your home more appealing to prospective buyers:
Cleanliness is essential, whether you are an exceptionally tidy person or not, when selling your home, it is fundamental that everything is absolutely spotless. This means flawless windows to very tidy cupboards.
House hunters can be very nosy, so ensure all closets, wardrobes and cabinets are clean and tidy inside, even if this means putting your clutter into storage, or filling the boot of your car with all of the unnecessary things that would normally fill your drawers.
Buying a house is a psychological process, which can be affected by the color of the walls to the choice of furniture you have in your immaculate living area. Buyers want to see a potential house for them, not your home. Therefore, it is best to paint your walls a neutral color; a deep cream or off-white can give homes a warm feel and will give your house the show home look buyers are after.
It is also essential to ensure all fabrics are perfect; this means all carpets, furnature and curtains. If they are beyond repair invest in a set of blinds instead of curtains from companies (such as Vertical Blinds Direct), and rent a steam cleaner for those filthy carpets. These are all little touches that are essential in the process of selling your home.
If there are any parts of your home that are damaged, ensure you repair these immediately. Broken door knobs, damaged walls or chipped paint work needs to be fixed before you invite people to inspect your home, as buyers will be looking for any added work they may have to carry out – which will result in a lower selling price. This is a simple mistake that is seen much too often!
If the outside of your home is less than desirable, then what makes you think any potential buyers will even want to take a look inside? By making simple changes to the appearance of the outside of your home you can entice more people than you may expect. Curb appeal is extremely important from the front view of the house.
By painting your door a fresh inviting color, planting fresh seasonal flowers, and ensuring window frames and door frames have an improved touch of paint; you will already attract people before they have even entered your home.
If you plan on buying or selling a home, contact me today: 647-287-8744 or firstname.lastname@example.org