Potential buyers are a fickle folk and the littlest detail could keep them from buying your home. In order to ensure a good first impression, I have a few simple tips to help make sure your home is ready for the market.
Let the light in
The more light in your home, the brighter and more welcoming it will be for potential buyers. You can obtain some natural light just by cleaning your windows and keeping the drapes or blinds open, letting the sunshine in. Another good idea would be to check the artificial lighting in your house. Replace any dull light bulbs or old lampshades that are hindering your ambient lighting. Lighting up your house will make even the smallest room look larger and may prove more appealing to guests. One of my pet peeves, is when, there is different wattage in the same light fixture. Make sure all the light bulbs are the same in size and intensity.
Remove any unnecessary items
There are a couple things you can do to make your house look more attractive, and fortunately, you’ll be able to accomplish most of this in the process of packing for your new home. It’s important to get rid of any clutter that you had laying around on coffee tables or dressers. In addition to clutter, try to remove any excess furniture that may be filling up the space for no good reason. The goal is to essentially take your home out of this house so that others have the opportunity to imagine their potential home there.
Clean, Clean, Clean
You probably have been cleaning your home for what seems like weeks now in preparation for your move. However, you most likely haven’t cleaned enough. This is one of the most essential steps in preparing your house to be listed and then looked at by potential buyers. Odors and generally unkempt homes are unappealing and will not succeed on the market.
If you have a pet, it’s essential to make it look and smell like your beloved animal never lived there. This doesn’t mean that buyers hate animals, they just don’t want a house that has been subjected to the many elements that a pet has to offer, and most times they will consider your house to be untidy. Remove any trace of a pet, like food and water bowls, beds, or toys.
Follow these tips and I guarantee you’ll be ready to take on the housing market! However, keep in mind that selling your home on your own can be quite a challenge. As a real estate agent, it is my job to stay knowledgeable about the latest market trends and fluctuations, and it is my goal to get you the best advice and price for your home. Give me a call today at 321-432-1993 to learn more about the selling process and I look forward to working with you!