So you’ve decided to sell your home. Now you’ll need to make your property a place that buyers can’t resist. Attracting buyers is crucial to selling your home, and as the age old saying goes, “You get one chance to make a first impression.” Nothing could be truer when it comes to selling your home. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Follow these tips to make your home stand out from the competition and make buyers never want to leave.
Spruce Up The Exterior
If the interior of your home is fit for a king or queen, but the exterior looks more like a used car lot, you’re going to have a difficult time selling. Create an indoor-outdoor connection that will make buyers think about your home long after they have left. If your home is in need of a little attention, consider painting the exterior and planting inexpensive flowers and shrubs. Maintaining a garden and creating an outdoor space where family and friends can enjoy a morning cup of coffee or watch a sunset might just be the ticket to selling your home. Remember that by the time a potential buyer steps foot through the front door, your home already has been judged. So make sure you give the exterior of your home the attention it needs in order to create irresistible curb appeal.
Be sure to put in a little time to do general property maintenance like washing the windows, mowing the lawn and getting rid of any weeds and trash. Think about inexpensive touches that you can add to your home to leave a lasting impression. Things like making sure you house numbers are displayed in an easy to read location or placing a creative welcome mat can make your home even more inviting. Consider clearing clutter and decorating your entryway with an accent table and fresh flowers. Also, chances are potential buyers may drive by your home before setting up a showing, so be sure to leave the porch light on for any buyers driving post at night.
Showcase the Kitchen
How important is the kitchen when selling? Ask any professional and the answer is a resounding “very important!” The kitchen is the focal point of every home. Showcase the kitchen and win the battle. Benefits of remodeling the kitchen cannot be overstated. The fact that more time is often spent in the kitchen and that it is an area for congregating when entertaining guests, is a perfect reason to make this room enticing.
Get down and give the kitchen a face-lift. Scrub the baseboards and pay special attention to corners and dirt. Clean around the stove and under and on top of the refrigerator. Replace floor tiles that cannot be cleaned. Paint cabinets and install new hardware. Remember, neutral colors are recommended in order to allow the buyer to visualize their preferred style.
Eliminate clutter but think about strategically placing an indoor herb garden or fresh fruit in the kitchen.Consider replacing your appliances with energy-efficient ones. This might be a bit costly, but you’ll recoup most of the cost in the sale price.Set the kitchen table as if you would before a meal. Pay attention to detail because a potential buyer will.
Make Your Bedrooms Inviting
Like every other room, make sure the bedroom is free of clutter and inviting. Open drapes to let plenty of sunshine in to create a warm environment. Make sure the bed is made, clothes are picked up and put away out of sight and don’t forget to dust. Because the master bedroom is the most important to buyers, be sure to put extra time in making this room appealing. Minimalism with a small touch of creativity is often best.
Always Be Prepared To Show Your Home
Your property needs to be in “show mode” at all times. You never know when the person who is going to fall in love with your home will walk through your front door. While this can be challenging at times, keeping your home ready for showings will better prepare you for a quick, successful sale.
For more information on selling your home in and around the Columbus area, please don’t hesitate to contact us!