Prepping your home for potential buyers
If you’re selling your home, the condition of your house, location, neighborhood and school district are predetermined. Yet, there is plenty you can do to make sure your open house has that “wow” factor and captivates would-be buyers. Here are tips to get you started so that the next family will determine your home is the perfect home for them.
• Get clean. The kitchen and bathrooms should be spotless, cracked tiles should be repaired and any plumbing issues should be addressed. Expect that people will try the sinks and flush the toilets. If you don’t feel you can get your home ready on your own, hire a professional cleaning service to do the job for you. The money you spend on the cleaners will be well worth it when your house sells quickly.
• Add a fresh scent to the air. Your home should be pleasing to the eye as well as pleasing to the nose. Realtors have recognized the benefits of great smells for years. You can keep your home smelling great throughout the showing — and without synthetic ingredients — by using pure essential oils.
• Time for a makeover. If your home needs a more substantial makeover before it can sell, focus your energy and money on the most important rooms in the home. Kitchens and master bedrooms sell homes, meaning that a granite countertop, new appliance or fresh coat of bedroom paint will give you a better chance to sell your home than other projects may allow.
• Cut the clutter. Even the cleanest homes still feel messy if there’s lots of clutter. Before your open house, adopt a minimalist approach and keep your home as clutter-free as possible. Remember, you want buyers to see the beauty of your home, not the items you keep in it.
• Start at the curb. Poor curb appeal can put buyers off to your home before they even step foot inside. Make sure your home’s outside is every bit as beautiful as the inside. Paint the exterior if you need to, plant flowers in the flower bed and mow the lawn. Buyers should never walk up to your front door already thinking it’s a “fixer-upper.”
An open house provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your home and help buyers fall in love with it. And once they do, they’ll be sure to make your current home their future home.
This is article is courtesy of Brandpoint.