If you are thinking of selling your home, there are a number of things you can do to improve the overall impression made by your home. But first, you must learn to look at the home through the eyes of the Buyer.
These are just a few tips on things you should be looking for when evaluating your home through the eyes of the Buyer. Most of these suggestions are no-cost or low-cost improvements and this early investment in your home’s appearance pays off when selling your home.
Make as many minor or major repairs to the exterior as possible. The curb appeal or first impression of your house is often the most lasting one.
Open the draperies, pull up the shade and let sunlight in.
Create positive mood, turn on ALL lights, day or night.
Install higher wattage light bulbs to show areas of your home more brightly.
Remove all clutter from each room to visually enlarge them.
Keep your home dusted and vacuumed at all times.
Have a family emergency ‘game plan’ to get home in order quickly, if necessary.
Air out your home one-half hour before showing if possible.
Lightly spray the room with air freshener so it has the chance to diffuse and air before the Buyer arrives. *Microwave a small dish of vanilla twenty minutes before showing and place it in an out-of-the-way place in the kitchen.
Make sure that beds are made.
Keep closets organized. Remove any unnecessary items and put them in storage.
Bathrooms should be spotless! Do not leave used towels around.
Set the scene by setting the table! Highlight your dining room potential by setting the table.
Remove all small appliances from kitchen to enhance counter space.
If you have numerous family photos, put some of the extra ones away to allow prospective Buyers to envision themselves being able to live in your home.
All walls should be patched and painted if necessary, to make home look cleaner, bigger, and brighter.
Water and prune all plants, as well as keep the yard mowed.