Here are some simple things you can do to maximize your home’s appeal to buyers, and the ultimate key to getting highest price for your property.
Make a Great First Impression
Curb Appeal: Creating a strong first impression is imperative as buyers begin making assumptions about a home well before they step inside. Make necessary repairs and tidy up the front of the house. Curb appeal gives the buyer an indication of what to expect even before they enter the house.
Feeling Relaxed and Comfortable
It’s a lot easier to fall in love with a property when the buyer feels comfortable, especially with the touch points. The 3 keys touch points to keep in mind are floors, walls and counter tops. It is best to replace worn carpeting and floors, put on a fresh coat of neutral colored paint, install slab countertops like quartz or granite. Replace old plumbing fixtures, and re-caulk around sinks and tubs. Most remodeling projects will not get you a positive return, but these simple updates are the exception. They make the home feel comfortable and clean, and is essential to making a buyer comfortable.
Lighting Sets the Mood
Lighting: Windows and bright natural light is highly desirable. Not every home has an abundance of sunlight, but a home with well placed lighting can be very comfortable and inviting. Here are some ideas to help make your home feel light and bright.
Imagining it’s their Home
Declutter: This sounds simple, but it is the one of the most important things you should do before selling. Leave out only neutral decor items. You don’t need to impress buyers by leaving out your precious collectibles; it is best to pack them away. A decluttered house feels more spacious and helps buyers easily envision themselves and their furnishings in the home.
A staging consultant can skillfully identify ways to highlight your home’s best features and compensate for its shortcomings. Involve the stager early. The stager can advise you on paint and carpeting colors. The stager will also tell you what to remove to declutter and make the home feel more spacious.
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