For whatever reason, the time has come to sell your house and you really want to get a quick sale at a good price. There are many things to think about when preparing for this, but the most important of them all is to give your house that “WOW” factor. What do we mean by that? We mean that you need to make your house THE ONE that every buyer wants to see and, once seen, wants to buy!! You must let go of your emotional attachment and look at your home through the eyes of the buyer. An essential first step is to make minor repairs, put on a fresh coat of paint in a neutral color and clean up the yard, especially the front yard. Curb appeal is what buyers are seeking – if your house looks attractive from the front, they will want to view the inside.
Cast a critical eye over the entrance to your home – it may not have the “curb appeal” we mentioned.. You should decide to paint the front door in an attractive color and replace the hardware, and also think about freshening up exterior paint and trim. . You can place some colorful pots of flowers around the entry, remove debris, trim bushes, prune trees, keep the lawn mowed and the walkways clear. It is often the first 10 seconds that is the deciding factor for buyers!
Become a marketer
Think of your house not as your home but as a product to be marketed. Become the buyer and imagine what you would like to see, and, more importantly, what you do not want to see. For example, personal objects like family photos and religious symbols are distracting to buyers and should be packed away. Buyers want to be able to picture themselves and their families living in their new home.
Get rid of the clutter
Clearing away clutter is vital to a successful outcome when preparing your house for sale. There will be many things on display in your home that are emotionally important to you and that you love but it is likely that they will not have the same effect on the buyer – clear them away. You should also make an effort to tidy up inside closets, cabinets and drawers. Home-buyers have a tendency to open doors and drawers, and you don’t want them to encounter a messy space.
You can begin the packing process as you intend to move anyway. Pack your special and personal display objects away in boxes and store them neatly in the garage ready for your departure. A home that is bright and inviting, and free of clutter, is a home that buyers will walk into and say “WOW”!
Staging your Home
The real “WOW” factor is in the staging of your home for sale. Professional staging has almost become essential to a successful sale. With the help of friends who have a good eye for design, you can achieve much the same as a professional home stager. The idea is to show off your home to its best advantage to make it inviting for buyers.
It may be that your house wll look better if you remove some furniture to make it appear roomier. You can rent a storage unit or contact a moving company that offers storage services so that you can place all your unwanted pieces off-site.
Create a welcoming look by setting the dining room table, placing colorful bowls of fruit in the kitchen, leaving “coffee table” books in the living room and playing soft music. Turn your bathrooms into a luxurious spaces with scented soap, candles, fluffy towels and pots of moisturizer.
Going the Extra Mile
Some people like to go the extra mile by placing vases of fresh flowers throughout the house, baking muffins or cookies and brewing coffee before a showing.
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